Guy J. Mozzicato
Founder, CEO and Managing Director
Guy Mozzicato served as President of Northeast Wood Products, LLC and is now the CEO and Managing Director. He brought to the company more than 30 years of diversified experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in a broad range of businesses, both publicly and privately held. Mr. Mozzicato is a results-driven manager with demonstrated success in growing companies, acquiring technological capacity, developing markets, boosting sales and enhancing profitability in domestic and international arenas.
In the 1980s, Mr. Mozzicato sold his first business to renewable energy pioneer, Oxford Energy, an AMEX-listed company, and served as president of the subsidiary supplying fuel to the world’s largest waste tire-to-energy power plants. Under his guidance, the company increased value by focusing on production and transportation efficiencies and development of multiple end-use markets, including shredded rubber used in the cement industry and civil engineering applications. Mr. Mozzicato subsequently repurchased the business and grew it into one of the largest recycling operations of its kind, with sales across the US and in more than fifty countries.
In 2005, Mr. Mozzicato sold this business to RMD Americas, becoming partner and officer of a broad-based multinational corporation. During his tenure, the company grew into a vertically integrated recycled rubber producer with world-wide markets, coordinating and controlling the entire process — equipment manufacturing, raw materials transportation, product manufacturing, marketing and distribution — maximizing quality, generating efficiencies and reducing cost. In 2008, Mr. Mozzicato sold his interest in RMD to his partners and went on to form three regional recycling companies in Connecticut, New York and Puerto Rico, subsequently acquired by NASDAQ-listed LKQ Corporation. At LKQ, he developed successful recycling operations in Florida, Texas and Illinois.
Mr. Mozzicato attended Eastern Connecticut State University and has served on the board of key professional associations in his industry, including the New England Tire Dealers Association, the National Association of Used Tire Dealers, and the Rubber Recycling Advisory Council. He has also served as a director of the Northeast Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.
Mark D. Boivin
Mark Boivin has over 30 years of experience primarily in the chemical and renewable energy industries. He is currently the President of a renewable energy development business, Northeast Wood products, which is a portfolio company of Mohegan Holdings in Uncasville, CT.
In his last role, Mark was recruited to be the CEO of a start-up renewable energy business designed to develop high volume biomass wood pellet supply chains from the US Southeast to serve the European utility market.
Prior to WoodFuels, Mark was on the executive team at Ensign-Bickford Industries (EBI). His primary role there was to lead the corporate development effort focusing in on building two new platform companies. With Mark’s direction, EBI quickly purchased DanChem Technologies, the company he had just spent 5 years turning around and building.
During that period, Mark also formed Ensign-Bickford Renewable Energy (EBRE). EBRE ultimately developed a vision to buy or build, initially in the United States, a network of plants east of the Mississippi.
Prior to that, he was the President and CEO of Danchem Technologies, Inc., a portfolio company of American Capital Strategies for five years. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years with Enthone, Inc. in various positions including Plant Manager, Global Business Director, Vice President of Sales and served as Vice President, Americas which included managing businesses in the US, Canada, Mexico and South America.
Mark has served on many Boards including industry associations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee at Lexington Christian Academy. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has a Masters in Business Administration.
Mark and his wife enjoy serving in the mission field and have participated in a number of different capacities in the Philippines, Brazil, Canada, Nicaragua and Greece. They have three grown children and reside in the Boston area.
Kenneth N. Wycherley
Senior Vice President, Operations
Ken Wycherley is Senior Vice President of Operations for Northeast Wood Products. Over his long and distinguished career, Mr. Wycherley built a record of success as a manager of power generation facilities in the renewable energy industry. He brings to the company over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of plant operations, including construction, capital improvements, environmental compliance and revenue and cost projections and management. Mr. Wycherley also brings knowledge and management skills in employee training, motivation and supervision that assured his plants’ consistent achievement of operating objectives, safety standards and budget expectations.
In the 1980s, Mr. Wycherley gained supervisory experience with Wheeling Pittsburg Steel and ANG Coal Gasification Company, rapidly rising to Plant Manager of Coastal Corporation’s first cogeneration facility. At Coastal, where he managed a 56-megawatt cogeneration plant, Mr. Wycherley assembled the work force, oversaw plant acceptance and achieved profitable operation with 97% operating capacity in just over a year. In the 1990’s Mr. Wycherley managed the world’s largest scrap tire-fueled power plant on a consistently profitable basis. This $110 million facility featured two stoker grate boilers, with state of the art pollution control equipment, a GE steam turbine generator set, and complex fuel delivery and handling systems. The project consistently met budgeted availability goals over the 18 years Mr. Wycherley served as manager. Following CMS, Mr. Wycherley provided consulting services on plant management, power facility staff training, pollution control systems, and energy project developments ranging from waste-to-energy plants to wood pellet manufacturing.
Vice President, Transportation & Logistics
With over 15 years of leadership experience holding various positions within the transportation and supply chain industry, Gerry has been responsible for finding efficient and economical transportation solutions for many top organizations. Previous to working at Northeast Wood Products, Gerry served as Vice President of Operations for Global Trade Associates; a full service steamship line agency. While in this position, Gerry managed and established key supply chain functions to service specific booking needs for over 45 million dollars in container freight a year. Through his industry experience, Gerry has developed a strong network of strategic partners that will allow Northeast Wood Products a clear path to securing reliable service and competitive pricing. His expertise covers a wide range of functions including Inter modal and ocean carrier negotiations, import/export operations, freight cost analysis and system integration. Gerry is a current member and holds an officer position on the Board of Directors of the Boston Foreign Commerce Club. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus in International Business from Eastern Connecticut State University. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Gerry lives outside of Boston with his wife and young son.