Dave Gavlick

Dave Gavlick

Dave Gavlick

Speaker | St. Louis Composting

David Gavlick has served as St. Louis Composting’s Vice President of Operations since 2011. David oversees and directs all operations for the company, which currently processes over 1,000,000 cubic yards of green waste material each year. In addition, he manages operations processing more than 500 tons of organic food waste per week. David manages operations at the company’s 9 compost processing facilities for organic material and a soil operations plant in the St. Louis metropolitan area. He also serves as the VP of Operations for St. Louis Composting’s affiliate companies, AgriCycle, Inc., land clearing and contract grinding company, Total Organics Recycling, organic food waste collection company, and Kansas City Composting, a two yard waste composting facilities in the Kansas City area.

David came to St. Louis Composting from Oldcastle Lawn and Garden Midwest where his responsibilities were Purchasing Director and Safety Director for the Midwest Region. In his tenure with the company, David substantially improved the company’s safety record and lowered raw material costs. In his service to St. Louis Composting, David has been instrumental to its current growth and success, being responsible for all areas of operations, from materials processing to company policies, operating protocols and procedures.

David is a Certified Compost Operations Manager and is a member of the US Composting Council where he has served on the demo day board for four years. He is also a member of Missouri Recycling Association and the Composting and Organics Association of Missouri.

Session Code: 2B

Track: Business

Session Name: Business of Operations

Session Time: Wednesday, February 7, 1:45 – 3:15 PM

Presentation Title: How to Make Sound Decisions on Fuel Purchasing for Your Equipment

Presentation Description: Making waves in fuel costs: the price of gas might rise and fall, but you can always find a better deal. In the industry we are in, we all need fuel and lots of it. It can be a very challenging task to purchase fuel at a cost-effective price and having a checks and balances system in place with your supplier. This session we will explore tools and practices you can take with you when negotiating your next fuel contract.