Our Team

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Ed Kalebich

Chief Operating Officer

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

I work with all of our managers and departments to develop strategies, communicate our plans to execute and implement monitoring and measurement systems.

Years with the company:

Almost 4 years, but I’ve been in the industry for over 40 years

What is your favorite place to be?

It’s hard to pick one…I like being out on the golf course and working around the house in the garden.

What you are most passionate about?

I am most passionate about PEOPLE. I’m a people person so spending time with family is very important and one of my passions. Additionally, spending time with our employees at work – listening, developing, educating or just getting feedback is very important to creating a strong, positive culture.

I am also passionate about my pets and all animals. They have so much to give and ask for very little in return…just love them and take care of them and they will be your friends forever.

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Dena Von stowver

Office Manager

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Billing, customer service, and assist Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.

Years with the company:

9 years

What is your favorite place to be?

Anywhere with family and close friends.

What you are most passionate about?

Living my best life!

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Ashely Saucedo

Roll-Off Dispatcher

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Dispatch

Years with the company:

Less than 1 year

What is your favorite place to be?

On a pontoon fishing with my dogs and family at Lake Wildwood, IL.

What you are most passionate about?

Animal rescue!

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Justice Camalick

Operations Specialist

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Dispatch, help manager our Texas sister-company, sales, and I bring a positive attitude to work every day!

Years with the company:

2 years

What is your favorite place to be?

Floating on a boat soaking up the sunshine…probably drinking a cold one!

What you are most passionate about?

Recycling and making planet Earth a great place!

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Jim Camalick

Accounts Receivable

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Accounts receivable and operational support

Years with the company:

30+ years

What is your favorite place to be?

At work with all my fantastic co-workers!

What you are most passionate about?

Recycling and composting for my garden.

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Keisha Glover Ploetz

Sales Rep and Account Manager

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

New business sales, upsell existing accounts, and account retention

Years with the company:

9 years

What is your favorite place to be?

At home doing crafts

What you are most passionate about?

I put a high priority on relaxation. Whenever I have a small moment of free time, I make the most of it.

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Rebecca Quesnell

Sustainability Coordinator

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Education, reporting, program-startup

Years with the company:

4 years

What is your favorite place to be?

At home relaxing with my fur babies (or camping, when I need to get away!)

What you are most passionate about?

Sustainability and animal rescue.

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Frank Ward III

Senior Manager / Sales

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Work in and with both the sales and operations departments. I implement and manage the waste and recycling removal for many IRS customers.

Years with the company:

5+ years

What is your favorite place to be?

Beach-side vacation with my family.

What you are most passionate about?

Chicago sports and trying to keep up with my kids!

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Jacques Camalick

Operations Manager

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Manage day-to-day operations with a focus on commercial service, but also help with roll-off and other aspects of the business.

Years with the company:

6 years

What is your favorite place to be?

On a beach, on a boat or in the woods

What you are most passionate about?

Working hard and having some fun along the way!

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Frank Ward Jr.

Vice President

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

Oversee all aspects of the company

Years with the company:

39 years

What is your favorite place to be?

At home with my family

What you are most passionate about?

Working with and developing employees to grow successful businesses

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Jim Dickens

Sales Rep and Account Manager

What you do at Independent Recycling Services?

New sales and territory manager 

Years with the company:

1

What is your favorite place to be?

Kayaking

What you are most passionate about?

Family