Edwin J. Kilpela
Board Member, PDG Environmental, Inc.
Board Member, Brother’s Brother Foundation
Advisory Board Member, several private equity groups
Ed Kilpela is a Senior Advisor to Marcum Cronus Partners. He is a senior executive with significant general management leadership experience and recognized achievements in profit center management, including new business development, engineering, service operations, marketing and sales across diverse technical industries. He has had success applying strategic management skills to the growth and operation of small and mid-sized businesses worldwide.
Most recently, Mr. Kilpela was President and CEO of Soil Safe, Inc. with total profit and loss responsibility for a market-leading provider of soil treatment and placement services, serving commercial real estate, infrastructure development, and industrial customers. He transitioned the company from a 100% family-owned and operated business to a professional enterprise. Under Mr. Kipela’s leadership, EBITDA more than doubled and the company was sold at a 4.6x return to investors.
Previously, he was President of Noxso Corporation, a technology development company in the environmental air pollution control industry, and President of Ansaldo Ross Hill Corporation, an automation equipment company.
Mr. Kilpela also spent 30 years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, last as General Manager, Environmental Services Divisions, a full-service environmental business with annual revenues of $500 million and 4,000 employees at 20 major locations in the U.S. and Europe, providing services for the management of hazardous, radioactively contaminated, and municipal solid waste. Prior to this position, he was General Manager, International Operations and Vice President, International Marketing and Sales.
Westinghouse Chairman’s Forum (limited to the 50 top corporation executives), 1993-1996; Environmental Technology Council Executive Committee, 1992-1995
University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A.
Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S.