Jeff Ziegenbein

Jeff Ziegenbein

Jeff Ziegenbein

Speaker | Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority

Rancho Cucamonga, CA | jziegenb@ieua.org

Jeff Ziegenbein is an experienced organics manager producing 10 million cubic yards of compost over his 30 year career. He holds a master’s degree in environmental planning, and is one of the legacy Certified Compost Operations Managers. He is project manager for the nation’s largest enclosed composting facility located near Los Angeles and is in charge of operations and maintenance. Jeff is the President of the California Association of Compost Producers representing 100 compost production companies throughout the state. He is also a Certified Reliability Leader and believes that reliability is directly related to safety and compliance.

Session Code: 1D

Track: Fundamentals, Hybrids and Safety

Session Name: Fundamentals, Hybrids and Safety

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM

Presentation Title: Compost Operations Management – Fundamentals and Beyond

Presentation Description: Managing an operation can mean many things, but managing a composting operation has some specific traits that should be considered among all operators in all situations. This presentation will address some serious blunders and some paths to success that may be useful to those managing, supporting, regulating, or working with a composting project.

Whether a small or large facility, operations management principles and a plan are essential. These principles focus on safety, environmental compliance, and a business plan that allows for the necessary resources to carry these challenges out sustainably.