The Right Team. The Right Solution. Every Time.
The Vanella Group partners to provide you with excellent personalized service for your organization, whether it is commercial, residential, event or non-profit. Based out of Eden Prairie, Minnesota our team provides exceptional service and is led by Vince Vanella.
Vince Vanella has worked in the environmental services industry for over 33 years. He was with Waste Management eighteen of those years. Vince held numerous positions in operations, operations management as well as marketing/sales. He has designed and implemented large commercial, industrial, institutional and residential management programs. Vince was consistently honored with Waste Management’s most prestigious awards. This experience puts Vince in a strong position to provide knowledge, excellent service and to help bring sustainability to your organization.
Vince Vanella, Owner/President
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The waste industry has been actively “going green” for nearly 20 years. Vince has been at the forefront of these changes. For example, he was one on the founders of the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). He also started the Ronald McDonald pop tab recycling program in 1989. This program has raised over 27 million dollars to date for Ronald McDonald charities in the United States. This program shows a creative way to heighten the awareness of recycling while providing much needed funds for a worthy charity.
"DO IT" CAMPAIGN
Another successful project was with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. It was a take off on their very successful “do campaign.” We’ve all seen the “dancing man in the doctor’s office” commercial. The thrust of the campaign is to get up and be active; “do” anything physical. Vince took this concept “green.” He designed a program on the BC/BS campus with “do centers” for office material collection, including single-sort recycling, waste, organic recycling and security recycling. BC/BS employees were able to better manage their waste materials. This reduced cost on many levels for the company.
Other key members of our team are:
Stephen Todd, The Energy Guy Kristin FitzPatrick, Business Development Manager
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Kris Vanella, Office Manager/Accountant Ryan Wieber, IT Consultant
Sue Jacob, Communication Specialist