Management Team Bios

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 the CFO of the Year by Business First of Louisville. He is a board member of Dismas Charities and serves on the sponsorship committee for the St. John Center for Homeless Men.

Danny Gray, Executive Vice President

Danny Gray has more than 30 years of experience in the electric utility and coal ash management industries. He is responsible for Charah’s product sales development, environmental and quality control compliance for products, and legislative and regulatory communications. Danny focuses on business development in areas such as power-plant services, product development and synergistic business activities. Danny graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, and is a registered professional engineer in Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Danny currently serves as president of the board of directors of the American Coal Council (ACC), as an Associate Member of the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), and as Charah’s representative to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE).

Scott Sewell, Chief Operating Officer

Scott Sewell joined Charah in 2008 with extensive 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, safety management, 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 been part of the Charah team since 1997, holding multiple management positions since 2000. He is responsible for Charah’s business development efforts, including estimating and design of new projects. Nathan manages a staff of estimators and technical writers who work with field operations managers to develop project opportunities with both new and existing utility customers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from Murray State University.

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, and a past board member of ACI, the Tennessee Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Kentucky Ready Mixed Concrete Association.

Bob Priest, Vice President of Human Resources

Bob Priest joined Charah in 2013 with over 20 years of senior level leadership in Human Resources from a diverse industry background, most recently as the Senior Director of Human Resources at Beam, Inc. Prior to that, Bob led HR teams at companies of varying sizes, both public and privately owned, including Kentucky Trailer, Aramark and Yum! Brands. At Charah, Bob is responsible for the development and delivery of the People Strategies. Bob earned his bachelor’s of science degree in management and an MBA from the University of Buffalo. Bob holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources designation from the Society of Human Resource Management.

Rob Reynolds, Vice President of Business Development

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.

Scott Vanderventer, Director of Agricultural Product Sales

Scott Vanderventer joined Charah in 2013 with more than 30 years of experience in agricultural sales. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, he is responsible for leading the sales development and execution for SUL4R-PLUS® product and other Charah agricultural products. Scott has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Southern Illinois University and an A.S. in Business Administration from College of Lake County, Illinois. He previously served on the board of directors of the Agricultural Retailers Association in Washington, D.C. and the Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association.

David Valentine, Director of Safety

David Valentine joined Charah in 2011 with over 15 years of safety management experience in the construction industry. He is currently a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). He also currently is chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky Safety Committee. 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 a past OSHA Outreach Instructor in both 10 and 30-hour Construction Training and a past American Red Cross Lay Person Instructor.

Charles W. Price, Operations Analyst

Charles W. Price has extensive experience in operations management, holding several managerial positions since joining Charah in 2006, most recently as Project Manager for the Western Region. As Operations Analyst, he is responsible for ensuring accurate data to support the operations, business development and finance departments. Charles is an officer of the company. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Asbury University and an MBA from the University of Louisville.

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.