Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Romero serves as the chief operating officer of Chemtron Corporation after Chemtron acquired Vexor Technology in June 2020 (where he served as president and chief executive officer). He was previously president and chief executive officer at Custom Ecology Inc., a transportation services provider to the solid waste industry. Prior to that, he led the Field and Industrial Services Division at US Ecology as the company’s executive vice president. He previously held executive positions at EQ – The Environmental Quality Company, Energis LLC (now Geocycle), a wholly owned subsidiary of Holcim US, Safety-Kleen, Corp. and Philip Services, Corp. Mr. Romero has over 35 years’ experience in the energy, industrial services and environmental industries, primarily in alternative fuels, renewable energy, recycling, reuse and resource recovery. He has distinguished himself, domestically as well as internationally, through the successful execution of startups; operational turnarounds, business development and integration of acquired businesses.
Mr. Romero holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an MS and BS in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a professional engineer in the State of Illinois, an adjunct professor at Cleary University and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is proficient in five languages, including Spanish, German, French and Portuguese and has served as director on several private company boards. Mr. Romero is a member of Rotary International and has been an officer with clubs in Sugar Land, TX and Ann Arbor, MI.