Executive Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Anthony (Tony) Fuller was appointed CEO of BioHiTech Global in November 2020 after serving as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2020 and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Since his arrival at BioHiTech, Mr. Fuller has been instrumental in several key initiatives, including BioHiTech’s strategic investment in its Rensselaer, NY land venture to establish a renewable energy campus with New York state's first waste conversion facility and the execution on the Company’s growing digester platform with Carnival Corp. and others.
Prior to his arrival, Mr. Fuller enjoyed a 30-year career at Walmart where he last held the position of Senior Vice President and was instrumental in heralding Walmart’s global expansion and its groundbreaking, market-leading renewable energy efforts while leading the Walmart Energy Group. During his tenure, he also served as one of 12 executives on Walmart's Global Sustainability Steering Committee, providing innovative direction for all of the company's sustainability efforts.
Among Mr. Fuller’s accomplishments in the realms of energy efficiency and renewable projects were Walmart’s market-leading daylight harvesting, lighting conversion, and state of the art wind, solar and fuel cell applications in properties across the globe for which Walmart is still recognized as a global leader. Mr. Fuller drove the financial benefits derived from his team’s efforts in evaluating, executing, and managing the implementation of hundreds of millions of dollars in efficiency value. He also led the teams that drove Walmart’s expansion and economic development through property site selection, development, management, and maintenance for Walmart's global portfolio of over 140 distribution centers and 10,000 stores.
He also served as Chairman of the Board of Texas Retail Energy, which was initially responsible for the procurement of energy in Texas for Walmart’s retail operations. Texas Retail Energy subsequently expanded this operation to all deregulated markets in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Fuller received his B.S. in agricultural economics from Arkansas State University and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas.
Bob has spent the last 30 years in the technology and engineering workplace. His diverse background includes design and development of one of the original 3D CAD systems, implementation support of some of the worlds largest cable networks, development of patent pending mobile location technologies and leadership of Inc 500 listed private companies. Previous employment includes industry leaders Arthur D. Little, Inc., Sun Microsystems, Perfect Order and Versatile Systems.
In Bob's role as President, his responsibilities include day to day management of the company’s expanding channel partner network, research and development direction, engineering, manufacturing execution, sales growth, marketing and service to our customers.
Bob is a trustee of Harrisburg University and sits on the boards of The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, WorkXpress and Telkore. He resides in central PA with his wife and two sons.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Essman has over 30 years of experience as a senior financial executive with a wide range of industry experiences that have included strategic, operational and financial leadership roles.
Most recently, he was the CEO of Data Communiqué, Inc. a Havas Company from 1997-2014 where he was responsible for overall leadership, including strategy and tactics of the Software-as-a-Service company. From 1997 to 2007 he was COO – CFO and contributed to the growth of the company’s technology/data, printing and letter shop services and developed pricing and cost structures that created efficiencies within the company that increased gross margin rates and technology sales threefold.
Mr. Essman was previously the Chief Financial Officer at a Fidelity portfolio company and a Senior Manager and CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Brian graduated with a BS in Accounting with High Honors from Boston College’s School of Management.