Curated Session: Smart Technologies

Smart Technologies in Collection Transportation, Part 2: “But Wait Here’s More” (2.5 CEUs)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
8:00 – 9:30
Room 308

Moderator: TBD

As a follow up to the main stage discussion on Monday, this session will detail specific technologies and how they are transforming, and in some cases disrupting the industry. The session will include an open forum discussion on the challenges posed by smart technologies on the collection and transportation of waste. The audience will be asked to provide opinions on key questions posed by the earlier panel.


Jason Gates, Co-Founder, Compology, California

Jason Gates

Jason Gates developed a passion for the waste and recycling industry at a young age, when he would patiently wait near the window in his home for the garbage truck. Mr. Gates has parlayed that youthful interest into a career by establishing Compology, a San Francisco-based hardware and software company that specializes in solutions for waste haulers. As founder and CEO, Mr. Gates and Compology co-founder, Ben Chehebar, have built a team of young, talented engineers to develop sensor technology based on image-capture to track the fullness, location and motion of commercial and industrial waste containers. The sensors feed real-time data to Compology's web-based software dashboard, where haulers can make timely, data-driven decisions to improve operations and customer service.

Bryan Dodds, Director Aftermarket Product Development, McNeilus Truck, Pennsylvania

Bryan Dodds

Bryan Dodds is the director of aftermarket product development for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and Master’s degree in international business from Western Illinois University. He works with his team and a group of partner suppliers on developing new products and technologies to enhance the safety and efficiency for refuse collection trucks. He currently is based at McNeilus’ corporate headquarters in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

Don Diego Padilla, Vice President, FleetMind, Canada

Don Padilla

Don Diego Padilla, II serves as Vice President of Sales at FleetMind Solutions Inc. He is responsible for sales leadership and driving market penetration. Mr. Padilla is a long-time business development leader with a proven track record of accomplishment in the waste and recycling industry sector. He served as vice president of sales, North America, at FleetMind Solutions Inc. since 2008. For more than 25 years, he has built his expertise and understanding of the waste management sector and its fleet management issues to better address his client’s needs and help shape solutions to positively impact their businesses. Prior to joining FleetMind, Mr. Padilla served as the East Coast sales manager for RouteWare, as regional sales director in several divisions of Allied Waste and as president of an automotive financing company. At Allied, he designed a new sales compensation plan and grew Allied’s sales team, which led to significant revenue growth. He studied business management at Brookdale College in Lincroft, New Jersey, and obtained the Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.