Charles Price, President and CEO
Charles Price has over 35 years of experience in the construction and coal combustion management industry. He began his career in a family-owned construction business and founded Charah in 1987 to service the construction industry and perform utility construction and infrastructure installation. In 1992, Charles changed the direction of the company and began focusing exclusively on coal ash management and providing services to the electric utility industry. He is now recognized as an industry leader and expert, currently serving on the board of directors of the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) as Secretary/Treasurer. Charles was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 in the Midwest Region by Ernst & Young and was a finalist for national Entrepreneur of the Year.
Janet Price, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer
Janet Price co-founded Charah in 1987 and has served in various administrative and financial capacities.
Bruce Kramer, Executive Vice President and CFO
Bruce Kramer is a CPA with more than 30 years experience in public/private accounting and management. At Charah, he is responsible for the financial, strategic and administrative functions of the business, including human resources and legal. Bruce acted in a consulting role for Charah for three years before joining the company full time in 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bellarmine University. In 2011, Bruce was recognized as CFO of the Year by Business First of Louisville.
Danny Gray, Executive Vice President
Danny Gray has over 30 years experience in the electric, utility and coal ash management industries. He is responsible for Charah’s product sales development, environmental compliance for products, and legislative and regulatory communications. Danny graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. Danny currently serves on the board of directors of the American Coal Council (ACC) and on the Energy and Environment Committee of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Sewell, Chief Operating Officer
Scott Sewell joined Charah in 2008 with more than six years of experience in project management with one of the largest international engineering and construction companies. Most recently he served as Charah’s Senior Vice President of Operations. As COO, he is responsible for maintaining oversight of Charah operations, business development and utility relations. Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt and holds professional affiliations as a member of the Project Management Institute, the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the International Erosion Control Association.
Nathan Boone, Senior Vice President of Business Development
Nathan Boone has worked for Charah since 1997, holding multiple management positions since 2000, most recently as Vice President of Business Development. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and decisions for all Charah projects. Nathan has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from Murray State University.
Bret Brown, Vice President of Utility Relations – Western Region
Bret Brown has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries. Based in the St. Louis area, he is responsible for developing and maintaining new relationships with potential utility customers in support of growing Charah’s customer base. His primary region of focus consists of utilities in the western area of the Midwestern states. Bret has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville.
Randy Compton, Vice President of Sales
Randy Compton has over 30 years of experience in the fly ash sales business. He is responsible for the sale of Charah products and services in existing markets and for developing new markets. Randy attended the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is American Concrete Institute (ACI) certified, an ACI board member in Tennessee and Kentucky, and a past board member of the Tennessee Ready Mixes Concrete Association.
Chris Dickson, Vice President of Finance
Chris Dickson is a CPA with over 15 years of senior level experience. At Charah, he oversees and advises the company’s growing accounting and finance department. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University.
Alex Hohne, Vice President of Dewatering Services
Alex Hohne is an experienced mechanical engineer with expertise in gypsum process design and engineering, operations and maintenance. He joined Charah in 2011 and oversees Charah’s rapidly growing dewatering services division and its comprehensive dewatering systems as part of its PondX® impoundment elimination solutions. Prior to joining Charah, he has held prominent positions with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Air Force and was most recently vice president of operations at a synthetic gypsum processing and management company. Alex holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and has completed graduate studies at the University of Tennessee Space Institute.
Steve Jasen, Vice President of Construction
Steve Jasen has over 25 years of domestic and overseas experience in engineering and construction management roles developing and leading operations in energy and heavy industrial markets. At Charah, his current responsibilities include overseeing new plant construction initiatives. Steve is a Purdue University Civil Engineering graduate, Licensed Professional Engineer, engineering and building contractor license qualifier and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Project Management Institute.
Rob Reynolds, Vice President Utility Relations – Eastern Region
Rob Reynolds has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He joined Charah in 2012 and is based in the Raleigh area where he is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with utility customers in the eastern United States in support of Charah’s growing customer base. Rob graduated with highest honors from North Carolina Wesleyan with a bachelor of science degree in business.
David Valentine, Safety Manager
David Valentine joined Charah in 2011 with over 15 years of safety management experience in the construction industry. He is an OSHA Outreach Instructor in both 10 and 30-hour Construction Training and an American Red Cross Lay Person Instructor. David attended Western Kentucky University and Asbury University and is a veteran of the United States Navy. He has previously held certification as an Associate Safety Professional and as an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist. He is past chairman and a current member of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Safety Committee.
John Denham, Operations Manager – West
John Denham has over 30 years of management experience within the construction industry, including operations in heavy/highway excavation, landfill construction, storm water and utilities installation and coal by-products handling. He is responsible for Charah site operations in the Midwestern states. John has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Murray State University. He holds certifications in Traffic Control, Erosion Control, Landfill Management, Hazmat and OSHA Safety. John is a commissioned Kentucky Colonel.
Matt Winfree, Operations Manager – East
Matt Winfree is an industry professional with 20 years of experience in project management, including project estimating, design issues and total site management. He is responsible for Charah site operations in the eastern states. Matt studied business management at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina, and completed the Carolinas AGC Commercial/Residential Building Supervisor Training Program at Durham Technical Community College. In addition, Matt has received Project Management Professional certifications from Villanova University. Active in the ash management industry, he is a member of the Project Management Institute, the North Carolina Project Management Institute and the Solid Waste Association of North America, and he is certified with Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) and the North Carolina General Contractors Examinations for Heavy Highway, Grading, Public Utilities (Water and Sewer).
Norman Divers – Engineering and Environmental Manager
Norman Divers has over 30 years of experience specializing in the design, permitting and construction of civil and environmental projects. He joined Charah in 2009 as Regional Manager and was promoted to Engineering and Environmental Manager in 2011, responsible for ensuring Charah’s operations are compliant with local, state and federal regulations. He is a certified environmental specialist, landfill manager, MSW landfill operator instructor, and is OSHA trained and is a licensed general contractor. Norman holds professional affiliations as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Military Engineers, the Environmental Assessment Association, the International Erosion Control Association and the Solid Waste Association of North America.