Our Team

Mark Perry

Controller

Mark has 30 years’ experience working in a variety of Accounting/Finance roles as well as General Manager roles in the food processing, construction and medical/pharmaceuticals industries. He joined Pioneer Recycling on a consulting basis as Controller in 2016.

Mark has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Washington State University

Steve Frank

President

Steve is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of experience with Weyerhaeuser Co. – a global forest products company. He has an extensive background in recycling, pulp, containerboard packaging, and the engineered wood products industry segments. Steve has demonstrated the ability to increase operational capacity while focusing on revenue growth and profitability.

As Vice President, and a member of the Weyerhaeuser Recycling leadership team for 15 years, Steve has successfully led all aspects of the business: Plants; Brokerage; National Accounts; and Global Sales and Market.

Steve’s proven leadership in the Industry, along with his extensive background with the Weyerhaeuser Recycling business, make him uniquely qualified to lead the management team as CEO of Pioneer Recycling Services.

Steve has a B.S. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University Of Washington.

Dave Claugus

Vice President

Dave has worked in many aspects of the recycling industry including residential buyback, wastepaper collection & processing, document destruction, electronic waste collection and processing, composting, and comingled single-stream processing over the past 33 years.

Prior to assuming his current position, Dave owned and managed E-Waste Recovery Systems, an e-waste collections and processing business and worked with Weyerhaeuser Recycling as their Western Regional Manager with responsibility for ten facilities. Additionally, Dave has prior experience as a business owner after successfully starting and selling two different recycling businesses.

Dave has a B.A. in Economics from UC Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business

Don Childs

Maintenance Manager

Don has worked in a variety of capacities in the Recycling Industry for several decades beginning with Weyerhaeuser Recycling in Washington where he has focused on project engineering and maintenance for over 25 years. He joined Pioneer as Maintenance & Engineering Project Manager in 2015 and has been an integral part of every improvement project at both plants ever since. He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to his role at Pioneer Recycling.

Greg Ryan

Greg has worked in the Recycling and Waste Industries for the past 27 years. Prior to joining Pioneer Recycling, he served as Plant Manager for WestRock’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Portland, Oregon. He brings detailed knowledge of and extensive experience in MRF operation and management to his role with Pioneer.

James Dawson

Plant Manager Tacoma

James has worked in a variety of capacities in the Recycling Industry for the past twenty-eight years beginning with Weyerhaeuser Recycling in Washington. He has served as Plant Manager at Pioneer’s Tacoma plant since 2010. He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to his role at Pioneer Tacoma.

Jose Carrillo

Plant Manager Clackamas

Jose has worked in a variety of capacities in the Recycling Industry for the past 20 years beginning with Smurfit Recycling in Oregon. He has served as Plant Manager at Pioneer’s Clackamas plant since 2012. He brings a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience to his role at Pioneer Clackamas.