Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corp. hires Mike Martunas as new manager

Thu, 04/09/2020 - 12:15pm

    CAMDEN — Mid-Coast Solid Waste Corp., the municipally-owned transfer station on Union Street in Rockport, has hired a new manager, who steps into the role April 27.

    MCSW is owned by Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport and operates as a nonprofit. It lost its previous manager, Baridi Nkokheli, who resigned during the winter. He had been on the job for a little more than six months.

    Martunas is currently environmental manager for Dragon Products LLC, in Thomaston.

    He has been hired by MCSW with an annual salary of $85,000. The MCSW board had met April 3 in executive session to discuss a personnel issue.

    “While specific goals will be one of his first tasks re refinement, he will be focusing on helping to improve current operations after we return to more normal times, assuring we have a good handle on the status of our landfill capacity and assisting the board in strategic planning as we continue to evaluate the future of the facility,” said Robert Falciani, who is chairman of the Camden Select Board and sits on the MCSW board of directors.

    “I am very please that we have found such a qualified individual and that the board was able to act so quickly given the current challenges and the attendant demands on our time,” said Falciani. “Mike comes to us with significant experience in dealing with the myriad of issues that are common to the operations of a quarry type facility.”

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