Michael Keleman

Mr. Keleman currently serves as Manager of Environmental Engineering for InSinkErator, the world’s leading manufacturer of food waste disposers. He has over 20 years of experience as a wastewater treatment professional, starting at a laboratory in Lafayette, IN and progressing to supervision and management of facilities in Fremont, Angola and Elkhart, Indiana. Mr. Keleman obtained a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in Environmental Health Science and has a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He holds various certifications and licenses for water and wastewater treatment operations and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association.

Mr. Keleman oversees current research projects to help understand and communicate the impacts of food waste disposers on wastewater treatment infrastructure and works with municipalities promoting the diversion of organics from landfills and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants. He currently assists the Water Environment and Reuse Foundation with oversight for research projects as a member of the Issues Area Team for Resource Recovery. He is also a current board member for WasteCap Resource Solutions.