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Vanguard Renewables Names Kent Bartley as President of its Organics Solutions Division

July 10, 2024

Boston, MA

Vanguard Renewables®, a leading provider of organic materials management solutions and renewable gas production via Farm Powered® anaerobic digestion, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kent Bartley as the President of its Organics Solutions Division. With over 30 years of experience in the environmental and industrial services industry, Mr. Bartley brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role.

Mr. Bartley joined Vanguard Renewables in June with the primary objective of spearheading the expansion of the company's Organic Solutions Division. In his capacity as President, he will oversee a team of national experts in organics material management solutions, logistics, and hauling. Together, they will provide diversion services for food and beverage manufacturers, retailers, and institutions across the contiguous United States.

We are thrilled to have Kent join our executive leadership team as the President of our Organics Solutions Division. His extensive experience and proven leadership in the waste materials industry make him the ideal candidate to drive the growth and success of our organic solutions vertical.

Neil H. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Renewables

Prior to joining Vanguard Renewables, Mr. Bartley served as the President of North Ridge Consulting and worked as an operating advisor for several private equity firms, focusing on the industrial and business services sectors. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Environmental Services, Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at Clean Harbors, Chief Operating Officer at Envirosystems, and President of Maviro.

Vanguard Renewables’ mission of harnessing the power of waste and recycling it into renewable energy is an amazing opportunity to provide much needed sustainable solutions to food and beverage manufacturers, retailers, and institutions. Our vast portfolio of clients are looking to do their part to decarbonize our planet and I am thrilled to lead a dynamic team that is helping those companies achieve their ambitious sustainability goals.

Kent Bartley, President of Organics Solutions at Vanguard Renewables

With a strong track record in mergers and acquisitions, transactions and turnarounds, and new business branding, Mr. Bartley has consistently added value to the companies he has worked with. He has also been instrumental in introducing innovative services that have enhanced each company's portfolio. Mr. Bartley holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Maine.

Vanguard Renewables is a national leader in organics-to-renewable gas projects and along with its partners has 17 Farm Powered sites in operation, as well as 13 sites currently under construction across the United States. The Company also operates an organics recycling area in Massachusetts where packaged food and beverage waste is depackaged, sorted, and the organic materials are separated from the packaging for processing.