Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB)

Michael D. Long, P.E. and Timothy D. Giardina join GBB as Principal Associates

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that Michael D. Long, P.E. and Timothy D. Giardina have joined the firm as Principal Associates. Based in Ohio, they will both enhance GBB’s Midwest presence and contribute to projects throughout the country with their extensive hands-on solid waste management background and expertise.

“Mike and Tim have a wealth of both public and private sector hands-on experience that will directly benefit our clients,” noted Harvey Gershman, GBB President. “We are very pleased to have them on board and look forward to having them help us bring sustainable solutions to our clients.”

Michael D. Long, P.E.
Mr. Long has 40 years of public service experience with extensive expertise in waste reduction, recycling and the conversion of waste to products, fuels and energy. For 18 years, he was Executive Director of the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO), where he grew the organization to over 110 employees operating a fully integrated solid waste management system. Under his leadership, SWACO became recognized nationally as a public sector leader in providing leading-edge waste management services and programs of recycling and waste reduction.

Previously, he served for over 5 years as the Director of Public Utilities and Aviation for the City of Columbus, OH, where he oversaw the City’s Division of Electricity and its 90MW waste-to-energy facility and three waste shredding/transfer stations. He also worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation in various engineering and management capacities.

Mr. Long has served for several years as an appointee of the Governor on the State of Ohio’s Recycling and Litter Prevention Advisory Council and is a former member of the State Solid Waste Advisory Council representing single county solid waste districts. He also served as the Director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources from 2003 -2006 on the Recreation and Resource Advisory Council. He was the founder of the Organization of Solid Waste Districts of Ohio in 1990 and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Municipal Solid Waste Management Magazine. He has been Director and President of SWANA’s Ohio Buckeye Chapter and was the recipient of SWANA’s national Leadership Award in 2003.

A registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Mr. Long has a B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) from Ohio University, and has done advanced work at Ohio University and Ohio State University in ISE.

Timothy D. Giardina
Mr. Giardina has over 24 years of industry experience with a focus on collection, transfer station, landfill, recycling and medical waste operations. Prior to joining GBB, he spent 13 years with Waste Management, Inc., handling increasing responsibilities ranging from Operations Manager, General Manager, and Senior Manager of Market Planning and Development. He previously held various positions for Browning-Ferris Industries in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

He has a highly accomplished and proven track record in operations, P&L management, acquisitions and strategic planning with both distressed and growth companies. He is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success and a strong work ethic. He employs strategic thinking and problem solving, and has a documented history of increasing sales and profitability.

He has distinguished himself by adhering to high quality standards of service, delivery and customer satisfaction and by bringing enthusiasm and integrity to business and the process itself. His areas of expertise include: Strategic Business Planning; Acquisitions, Mergers, Integration & Divestures; Coaching & Team Development; Expertise in Union Negotiation & Avoidance; Operations Management; Strong Qualitative & Quantitative Skills; P&L Management; Costing, Margin/Profit Improvement & ROI; Change Management; and Leadership and Developmental Skills.

Mr. Giardina has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with Majors in Management Information Systems and Accounting.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information on the firm and its products and services, visit or call 1-800-573-5801.

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