Companies take different approaches to their business structure. Our philosophy is that excellent results come from a reliable team of experts who work together on each project. Our group includes professionals in seven states across the US and our entire process is handled with care and open communication. Our team structure is designed to provide exemplary service on each and every project. With our unique combination of products and services, you will find that doing business is more than just building a project, it's about forming successful relationships.
Will often jokes that he was born on a landfill but those that know him would say that it isn’t far from the truth. Will’s father, the founder of the Landfill Group’s Enerdyne Power Systems, Bill Brinker, was a pioneer in the landfill gas to energy space, and Will started working side by side with him as early as 12 years old. Will officially started with the company in 1998 and since then, he has gone on to build a reputation within the industry as someone who cares about people, relationships, and continuous improvement.
Under Will’s guidance, a single company of four team members has grown to a family of companies employing over 60 people, Will guided the development of new companies under the Landfill Group umbrella, including Advanced One, Advanced Biogas Systems, and JADE Biogas Engineering. This has allowed Enerdyne to bring diverse skillsets in-house, resulting in a complete turnkey operation.
Landfill Group companies have become recognized 5 times by the EPA for their prestigious Project Of The Year Award as well as numerous North Carolina Division of Air Quality Clean Air Excellence Awards.
As managing director of Landfill Group, Will is responsible for the overall direction, governance, and culture of the entire family of Landfill Group companies. Will has implemented the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) across the entire organization to help ensure accountability, a sense of purpose, and a strong culture that is instilled in the entire team.
Having been recognized in Marquis Who’s Who and Waste 360’s 30 Under 30 as well as 40 Under 40, Will’s status in the landfill gas to energy space is second to none. His additional qualifications include being a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, a SWANA Accredited Landfill Gas Technician, a SWANA Association Member, a Chairman of the Development Leadership Advisory Board of the RNG Coalition, and a Board Member of the LS Power and Landfill Group partnership.
Despite the success and multitude of accolades, those that know Will recognize him as someone who just shows up to help get the job done. He is just as comfortable getting dirty on a landfill as he is in the boardroom. His hands-on experience has led to speaking engagements at multiple industry conferences and his participation on many panels to help guide the industry to become what it is today.
Will's dedication to helping people extends beyond his work in the field of clean energy. He formed the Landfill Group Charity, which contributes funds to support charitable organizations across the nation. Additionally, Will is very involved in his local community, working as an active member of the Blowing Rock Chamber.
When Will does (seldomly) decide to relax, you will likely find him at home with his wife and 3 children. Coaching his kids' sports teams and enjoying time outdoors - hiking, fishing, hunting, and camping.
Steve practiced law for 20 years at multi-national and boutique law firms before joining The Landfill Group in 2022. Steve’s primary practices have focused on M & A, commercial real estate, and taxation. He has advised biogas developers for over a decade. Steve has a BA from the University of Virginia, a JD from the Washington & Lee University School of Law and an LLM in Taxation for the Georgetown University Law Center.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Integrator
Chris joined The Landfill Group in June 2015. Prior to his time at The Landfill Group, Chris worked at Macquarie Capital in their investment banking division where his main responsibilities included M&A advisory and well as capital raises in both the public and private markets. Prior to Macquarie, Chris worked for Comerica Bank where he focused on providing debt financing to companies in both the waste and landfill gas to energy industries. Chris earned an MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College.
Director of Engineering
Dan has a deep engineering background with nearly 27 years of experience in environmental engineering work. With a strong interest in engineering, Dan originally began attending school for electrical engineering and then switched over to civil engineering where he fell in love with environmental engineering. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of California Irvine and soon after completing his studies he started his career at Montrose Environmental Group, formerly known as GC Environmental.
Director of Sales and Project Delivery
Mike is responsible for oversight of sales and project delivery for the Company and its operating divisions. Prior to joining the Landfill Group in 2018, Mike spent over 19 years with Caterpillar in its Michigan CAT dealership where he held many positions in sales and service. His involvement in biogas/RNG dates back to 2007 when he began oversight of sales and long-term operations of landfill gas-to-energy sites for Michigan CAT. In this role Mike oversaw sales and ongoing support for over 300MW of electrical generation from landfill gas projects across the country.
Operations Manager, EHS and Engineering Director
Dan began his journey with Enerdyne in February of 2022, however his experience in the landfill gas industry spans over 30 years. Dan's experience includes overseeing operations, environmental compliance, and safety for landfill gas projects across the country. Starting as an environmental scientist in the emissions testing world, he has had experience testing everything from landfills to steel mills to power plants.
Construction Manager, Advance One
Andrew began his career with Advance One after graduating from college and has over ten years of landfill gas system construction and maintenance experience. As Construction Manager, Andrew oversees all operations of the Advance One construction crew including project bidding, job scheduling and Company resource allocation. Mr. Murrer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Operations and Supply Chain Management from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Director of Operations, Advanced Biogas Systems
Steve has over ten years of landfill gas processing, treatment and power generation experience and has assisted with the design, setup and implementation of dozens of end use and power generation projects. Steve currently manages the day to day operations of Advanced Biogas Systems as its Director of Operations. Steve is also the Technical Director for the Landfill Group where he assists in the training and technical support, and works on new project development. Mr. Allman has 17 years of experience in Plant Management, Process and Product Design Engineering with Perfection Gear, Inc., and seven years of experience as a manufacturing Process Engineer / Product Design engineer with Carolina Knife Inc. He holds multiple industry qualifications and certifications and has been a licensed North Carolina electrician since 1987.
Controller, Office Manager, and HR Director
Crystal joined Enerdyne in August of 2020. Prior to joining the Enerdyne team, she was Controller at RCS Corporation, a recruiting firm that specializes in finding talent in the Energy / Engineering / Utility Industry. She manages a team who provide Accounting, Human Resources, Tax Grants, Credits and Exemptions, and Corporate records for all business within the Landfill Group. Crystal works with her team to manage the diverse accounting and state business authority requirements for the 20 companies under the Landfill Group umbrella. Crystal has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Appalachian State University.
Bill Brinker is the founder of the Company and its retired Chairman. While Bill is no longer active in the day-to-day operations, he continues to provide counsel to the Company, pursues business development opportunities, and maintains an ownership position. Bill has developed, owned, and operated over 30 LFGTE projects over the course of his career. He was the National Co-Chair of the Solid Waste Association of North America and has been recognized multiple times by industry leaders for his accomplishments including the EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (“LMOP”) Industry Partner Award 1999, the EPA's LMOP Project of the Year 200, the North Carolina Leadership in Sustainability award for the decade from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, the EPA's LMOP electric project of the year in 2008, the EPA's LMOP Industry Ally of the Year in 2011, and the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by SWANA.