CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHiTech Global, Inc. ("BioHiTech" or the "Company") (OTCQB: BHTG), a green technology company that develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies, today announced the appointment of Anthony Fuller as an independent member to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Fuller recently completed a thirty-year career at Walmart where he last held the position of Senior Vice President. During that tenure, he also served as one of twelve executives on the Walmart's Global Sustainability Steering Committee providing direction for the company's sustainability efforts.
"The appointment of Mr. Fuller to our Board of Directors is an important step in BioHiTech's corporate evolution as we move forward with our strategic plans to grow the business and upgrade our corporate visibility through a future uplisting to a national stock exchange," said Frank E. Celli, BioHiTech's Chief Executive Officer. "While at Walmart, Mr. Fuller was responsible for the direction of sustainability efforts in addition to managing billions of dollars worth of procurement disbursements and corporate real estate assets. His in-depth experience in supply chain management, organization building, and overseeing many aspects of rapid business expansion will be invaluable to us as we deploy our sustainable waste management solutions across North America and the globe to help drive BioHiTech's value."
Mr. Fuller's distinguished service at Walmart spanned over three decades culminating with his role as Senior Vice President. For over 20 years, he led the teams which provided both property management and maintenance for Walmart's global portfolio. During that time Walmart's portfolio grew from under 1000 stores in 20 states in the United States, to over 10,000 stores in all fifty states, and 23 countries around the world with capital investment reaching $2 billion per year. Mr. Fuller served as the chairman of the real estate transaction committee and real estate finance committee and led the development of over 100 distribution centers ranging in size from 250,000 to 4 million square feet. He successfully led the creation of an in-house REIT structure for a portfolio in excess of 500 million square feet, resulting in significant cost savings. Mr. Fuller chaired the REIT governance committee for over 15 years, dealing with all aspect of compliance and corporate governance. He also led the restructure of Walmart's indirect procurement efforts, managing a team responsible for dispersing more than $2 billion per year for items as diverse as supplies and structural steel.
Beginning in 2008, Mr. Fuller has served as a member of the Board of Advisors of Global Healthcare Capital, a leading healthcare investor and asset manager for opportunities in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. He also served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), an organization opening opportunities for minorities in commercial real estate. Mr. Fuller received his BS in Agricultural Economics from Arkansas State University and his JD from the University of Arkansas.
Mr. Fuller added, "This is a very exciting time to join BioHiTech as a Board Member to help guide the Company toward its promising future. In my work on the Global Sustainability Steering Committee at Walmart, I developed a keen understanding of the need for cost-effective sustainable waste management solutions and I am very excited about the enormous market potential of BioHiTech's products. I look forward to working with Frank and the entire team to deliver strong results, manage growth, and create lasting value for our shareholders."
About BioHiTech Global
BioHiTech Global (OTCQB: BHTG), "The Company" headquartered in Chestnut Ridge NY, develops and deploys innovative and disruptive waste management technologies. The combined offerings of BioHiTech Global offer our customers a full suite of technology based disposal options capable of having a significant impact on waste generation while providing a true zero landfill environment. With options for both on and off site biological treatment of waste, BioHiTech Global is a leader in zero waste solutions for businesses and municipalities. For more information, please visit www.biohitechglobal.com.
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