Bruce Schmucker, a geotechnical engineer, has been involved with hazardous, construction and demolition debris, solid waste landfills, composting facilities, transfer stations, solid waste resource recovery projects, landfill gas collection and energy generation projects, and construction quality control since 1982 at over fifty landfills in twenty-three different States. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron in 1984 and his Masters of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from The University of Akron in 1987.
Mr. Schmucker is currently employed by Pioneer Environmental & Engineering as its managing member and principal engineer where he manages environmental and solid waste projects in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio. He has worked in the private sector as both an environmental and solid waste consultant, a Division Engineer for the second largest solid waste collection and disposal company, Vice President of Engineering and Environmental Affairs for an independent waste company, and as the Corporate Director of Engineering and Environmental Affairs for one of the largest privately owned solid waste companies in the United States.
In 1994 he received the Innovative Environmental Solution Award from Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. for his work on using pulverized glass as an alternative drainage material to natural occurring sands and gravels for leachate collection zones in sanitary landfills. Mr. Schmucker has contributed to one book and has co-authored four publications. In 1994, Ohio EPA selected Mr. Schmucker to develop a Landfill Operators Training and Certification program for the State of Ohio. Mr. Schmucker has served as the Vice-Chairman for the Ohio Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling Association since 1998.