MAITLAND, Fla. (March 6, 2019) – Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Johnny Edwards, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Engineer to assist in Neel-Schaffer’s Solid Waste Engineering practice.
Edwards has more than 20 years of solid waste engineering design and management.
He joined Neel-Schaffer after working the last 11 years for Seminole County, Florida, where he rose to be the manager of the Solid Waste Management Division, and most recently served for two years as Engineer Manager for the Utility Engineering Division of the Environmental Services Department.
As the manager of the Solid Waste Management Division, his responsibilities included daily oversight of the solid waste management operations and staff, negotiations with municipalities and haulers, setting annual budgets, and managing the capital improvement program.
Prior to joining Seminole County, Edwards gained solid waste facility design and permitting experience with another local consulting firm. He began his engineering career working for three years as a solid waste facility permitting and compliance officer with Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Edwards will be based in Neel-Schaffer’s Maitland office and provide services for clients across Central Florida.
“Johnny has outstanding career experience in solid waste facility engineering design and permitting, as well as landfill operations,” said Ron Beladi, PE, a Neel-Schaffer Vice President who leads the firm’s solid waste engineering efforts. “He is a great addition to Neel-Schaffer’s team of senior engineers and will be dedicated to Neel-Schaffer’s solid waste engineering practice.”
Edwards is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida. He holds a Master of Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Florida.