Ron will take on the role of Technical Director in MRA, responsible for business development, consulting services and training.
Wainberg said “MRA is young and exciting. They have been a tough competitor over the last few years. I am really keen to join a small and dynamic team.”
“And they are growing rapidly. I am keen to be part of that journey.” he said.
Mike Ritchie, the Director of MRA, said “I am delighted to welcome Ron to the MRA team. He is without doubt the most experienced waste consultant in Australia. His contribution will be enormous both in terms of knowledge but also his role as a mentor to the team.”
MRA now has a very experienced team of waste experts including a past national President of WMAA, a Vice President, Chair of the NSW branch of WMAA and chairs of various working groups including AWT and Carbon. They consult in the areas of strategy, planning, policy, engineering, economics, education and auditing.
Ritchie said “It is a great time to be in the waste/recycling sector. New policy settings are emerging all over Australia, including in Energy from waste, Container Deposits, Product Stewardship, levies and grants, infrastructure planning, and strategies at the State and local level. There is change everywhere you look.
“There will be plenty for Ron to do.” Ritchie said.
Dr Wainberg has a PhD and Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and, as well as WMAA, a member of the International Solid Waste Association.
MRA Consulting is Australia’s best small consultancy in recycling, waste and carbon (Inside Waste 2013, 14 and 15). MRA provides services to large and small business and all levels of government. The MRA team includes engineers, planners, economists, lawyers and scientists.
MRA is a national leader in carbon reporting, compliance and project development, and:
- develops strategies for technology providers, Councils and businesses
- delivers tailored commercial advice including economic modelling, market studies and market entry
- provides comprehensive education and consultation services
- has a comprehensive audit and waste assessment program
MRA is based at Drummoyne in the inner west of Sydney and has an office in the Melbourne CBD.