Meet the Commissioners

Commissioner Jerry Bartlett

Commissioner Jerry Bartlett

Jerry Bartlett is the Principal of Bartlett Ventures and was most recently the Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer for Cedar Grove Composting and managed operations or environmental affairs for the last 17 years.

He has over 30 years of experience in the environmental industry and a thorough knowledge of solid and hazardous waste regulations. Jerry has a B.S. in Park Management and M.S. in Environmental Planning. He has managed and permitted two of the largest compost facilities in North America and three others with feedstocks including yard waste, food waste, wood waste and bio solids while implementing seven different composting technologies.

Commissioner Tom Del Conte

Commissioner Tom Del Conte

Tom Del Conte founded Del Conte’s Landscaping in 1972, taking on small projects to put himself through college. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Cal State Hayward 1978, and he has years of experience as a Compost Facilities Operator, a green waste recycler and a Certified Landscape Professional.

In 1993, Tom founded Vision Recycling, a separate organic recycling-company and compost producer in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas that provides mobile grinding services, turn-key operations, hauling capabilities, and solutions for recycling challenges. Here, his team takes organic material (Green Waste, Yard Trimmings & Food Scraps) and transforms the finished product into compost, wood chips, mulch, and soil amendments while valuing a localized approach to green waste recycling. This minimizes trucks on the road and keeps the material in the soils from which they came. Vision Recycling processes close to 200,000 tons of feedstock annually.

Tom has participated in public speaking engagements for recycled organics, irrigation water conservation and Green Business concepts. He has consulted with the Alameda County Stop Waste agency for Green Business program development and is fanatical about organizational and procedural details and training programs. As the leader of the organization, this has stability implications as evidenced by over four decades of business success.

Commissioner Jack Hoeck

Commissioner Jack Hoeck

Jack is Vice President of Production for Rexius Forest By-Products Inc. of Eugene, Oregon. He has been with the company for 35 years and was instrumental in developing the company’s yard debris recycling centers.

Jack has worked with the City of Eugene to create the “Love Food Not Waste” program that provides opportunities to compost food waste from commercial businesses in the City of Eugene. He has over 25 years of experience in the production of compost from a wide variety feedstocks. Jack has received classroom training from The US Composting Council and is invited to speak at many conferences about the composting process and the compost industry.

He has served as a Board member for US Composting Council and held positions as Vice president and President.

Commissioner Scott Subler

Commissioner Scott Subler

Scott Subler, Ph.D., is currently Vice President of Agricultural Services for ClimeCo Corporation – a project developer, broker and advisor for environmental commodities. Dr. Subler is widely recognized as a scientific and policy expert in the areas of agricultural carbon and nutrient cycling and management, composting and anaerobic digestion, and environmental credits – the latter for which he received the Climate Action Reserve’s “Distinguished Carrot” award. Dr. Subler also chaired the Offsets Committee of the Chicago Climate Exchange from 2007 to 2011.

Dr. Subler’s involvement with composting began while he was a research scientist and professor at The Ohio State University. He went on to found his own composting business, Pacific Garden Company, a producer and marketer of organic soil amendments. He served for nine years on the Board of Directors of the US Composting Council. Dr. Subler is currently a Trustee and former Chair of the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation, and is a member of the US Composting Council’s Certification Commission.

Commissioner Mark Rose

Commissioner Mark Rose

Mark Rose is the President and CEO of The LETCO Group LLC, DBA Living Earth. He has been with Living Earth since 1991 and has over 36 years of experience in the compost and mulch industry. Living Earth has 22 locations in the Dallas and Houston areas. The company produces and markets in excess of 2.5M cubic yards of finished compost and mulch products on an annual basis. Living Earth is the USCC’s STA Program’s largest participant.

Mark has been the President of the Texas Compost Council (TCC) for many years and currently serves as their vice president. He and his staff have taken on the TCC’s annual Compost Summit and Training as a pet project. And until recently, Mark served on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Municipal Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Advisory Council.

Cary Oshins, USCC Director of Education and Staff Liaison to the Commission

Commissioner Cary Oshins

Cary Oshins is Associate Director for the US Composting Council. His work includes advocacy and policy development in addition to expanding professional development opportunities for composters.

Prior to the USCC, he was head of the Stormwater Management Division of Gardenique Landscaping, Inc. in Orefield, PA, where he represented Filtrexx® Erosion Control products. Cary has over 25 years of experience in composting education, research, utilization, and promotion, working for the Lehigh County Office of Solid Waste, the Rodale Institute, and Cornell University’s Waste Management Institute. As consultant to the Professional Recyclers of PA, he developed, coordinated and taught the organics component to PROP’s award-winning Recycling Professional Certification Program.

Frank Franciosi, USCC Executive Director

Commissioner Frank Franciosi

Frank Franciosi has had a long-standing involvement with the US Composting Council as a past board member and president. His extensive industry knowledge and experience provides the US Composting Council and its membership with strong vision and leadership to meet the needs of the organization.

Frank’s resumé includes more than 20 years of experience in marketing, operations management, residuals management, training, executive planning, and administration. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Plant & Soil Sciences from the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

USCC Certification Commissioners

From left: Cary Oshins, USCC Director of Education and Staff Liaison to the Commission, Jerry Bartlett, Scott Subler, Jack Hoeck, and Mark Rose. Not pictured is Tom Del Conte.

The mission of the USCC Certification Commission is to develop and administer national, valid, credible, vendor-neutral certification programs for organics recycling professionals which enhance the profession of organics recycling facility management and in turn benefit the community business and environmental outcomes. The initial development of the CCOM™ was by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation thanks to a grant from the 11th Hour Project.