Tim Cole CV
Tim Cole is an accomplished environmental professional with a passion for developing innovative solutions in the recycling, reuse, and repurposing of waste. He has more than 30 years of experience in waste management and recycling including twelve years working in the Anaerobic Digestion industry.
Highly regarded as a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Anaerobic Digestion and sustainable recycling, Cole is an expert in the use of a broad range of feedstock varieties and digester technologies and optimizing Anaerobic digestion plant operations. As the founder of the 10-year old Michigan-based waste management and recycling firm, Eco Partners, Cole specializes in helping companies “rethink recycling.”
Cole’s sustainable recycling solutions help companies across the United States manage environmental, materials, and food and byproduct waste issues. He takes the position that “waste is nothing more than a mismanaged resource” and views disposal as a last resort. He focuses on coming up with “outside the box” solutions to the waste problems other companies have unable to solve.
Tim Cole has designed and implemented innovative industrial and municipal wastewater treatment solutions, power quality improvement, and energy reduction systems. And, as a “serial entrepreneur” for more than 23 years, he has also specialized in startups, new business development, new product development, direct sales, sales channel management, marketing, trade shows, and management experience dedicated to achieving profitability and delivering outstanding value to customers.
Cole’s passion for helping safeguard the environment is expressed in working every day to develop newer and better ways to reuse and repurpose waste streams from a broad range of industries. And, as technology continues to evolve, so do the sustainable solutions he and his team develop. He takes great pride in helping his clients recover value from the waste their companies generate by converting it to biomass renewable energy.
Before founding Eco Partners, Tim Cole worked for ten years as ARM for leading North American environmental solutions company, Safety-Kleen, managing a six-person staff with annual sales above $4M. His professional experience also includes work with Enviro-Tech Compliance Services in Southfield, Michigan, and the Michigan-based environmental consulting firm, Environmental Strategies & Technologies. Cole was educated in electrical engineering at Western Michigan University and the University of Toledo.
Happily married to his high school sweetheart, he is the proud father of a son and two large dogs. A true outdoorsman, Tim Cole is never happier than when he is working outside, walking, or fishing.