The team who guides PIWHA as officers and directors are an experienced group of individuals.
Walter Leck, President
Walter Leck is the president of George Leck & Son Incorporated, the largest independently owned and operated solid waste and recycling hauling company in Bucks County. Walter founded the company in 1972; shortly after, a local hauler he had previously worked for decided to sell his company and Walter and his father decided to purchase it. The company has grown from a one truck operation serving his hometown, Newtown, to more than 50 trucks serving Bucks, Eastern Montgomery and Northeast Philadelphia counties. Walter’s sons, Patrick and Jason, joined the company in the 90’s and his wife and step-mother also work for the company, making it a true “family owned and operated” business.
Additionally, since 1994 Mr. Leck has owned Target Service Equipment Corporation, a company that specializes in the sales and service of municipal solid waste and recycling equipment. Mr. Leck has worked tirelessly in promoting the interests of independent waste haulers regarding regulations that effect the waste industry, both proposed and enacted, by the local, county and state government. He has worked closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. From 1995 to 2013, Walter served on the Bucks County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and he was a member of the Newtown Environmental Advisory Council for more than two years. Walter served for seven years as vice-president of PIWHA. Currently he is the President of PIWHA, a position he has held for more than 10 years.
In his spare time, Walter enjoys classic cars and collecting automobile memorabilia.
Richard Bapst, Vice President
Richard Bapst is currently General Manager of Chambersburg Waste Paper Company; a large Central Pennsylvania recycling and waste hauling company. Richard is a well known recycling expert and has over 34 years of executive, managerial and financial experience in the recycling and waste industries. In the past he has served as Market Development Manager East Region and General Manager of Smurfit Stone Container Corporation’s Northeast Recycling Region as well as Northeast Manager for Enron Industrial Markets.
Richard received his MBA from Arizona State University and his BS from Niagara University. Mr. Bapst is past Chairperson of the City of Philadelphia Recycling Advisory Committee; past Board of Director for Pennsylvania Resources Council and Currently Vice President of the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association.
Jason Leck, Secretary/Treasurer
Jason Leck is a third generation waste and recycling hauling business owner. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where he majored in business management and minored in finance as well as played Ice Hockey for the URI RAM’s. Today he currently is the Vice President of George Leck and Son Inc., dba Leck Waste Services, where he is responsible for creating vision and future growth for the Leck Waste Services organization. In addition, he is the owner and operator of eLECKtronics Recycling LLC., a transportation company that provides recycling services to customers who need to be compliant with Pennsylvania’s new ACT 108. He currently has served as the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association board of Directors since 1999 as the Secretary / Treasure.
Christopher Mazullo, Legal Council
Born in Philadelphia in 1969, Chris has been a Doylestown resident since 1970. Chris, his wife, Michele, and their five children, are all active members of their community. Chris and Michele are proud supporters of their children’s educational and extra-curricular interests. Chris has coached Lenape Valley football, Doylestown Athletic Association baseball and Central Bucks Athletic Association basketball since 2005. Chris is currently a member of the Board of Directors for CBAA Basketball.
Chris earned his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1997. He earned his B.S. from Temple University in 1993.
He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Chris is a member of the Bucks County Bar Association.
Chris co-founded Mazullo & Murphy, PC with Kevin Murphy in 2003. Chris and Kevin both graduated from Archbishop Wood High School and also attended the Villanova University School of Law together.
Chris is General Counsel for many local businesses. He also proudly volunteers as General Counsel and as a member of the Board of Directors on several area non-profit corporations, including the Nick DiMaria Foundation, Animal Lifeline, and the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association. Chris also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lenape Valley Foundation and the Lenape Valley Trust. Chris currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Lenape Valley Foundation and was the recipient of the 2009 President’s Award with regard to his work in establishing the Lenape Valley Trust.
Jim Chrin Sr., Director
Jim Chrin Sr is employed by the Charles Chrin Companies. Jim along with his father, two brothers and his son Jim Jr. manage a group of companies such as hauling, landfill, agriculture, site contracting operations, major land developments and real estate holdings. Jim Sr. directs LEED Programs, recycling venues, performs environmental consulting, compliance issues, safety concerns and has 40 years in the solid waste business. As a 12 year member and director of the PIWHA, Jim Sr. realizes the importance of the independent waste and recycling haulers and their small businesses. He understands the everyday challenges that effect small waste companies and the ever changing legal and regulatory issues associated with their business.
Rob Berger, Director
Robert J. Berger III joined his family waste business in 1979 and has been President of Berger Sanitation, Inc. since 1998. Berger Sanitation, Inc. continues to be family owned and operated with four Berger family members working for the company. Robert has been a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Waste Haulers Association for over 15 years and has been a member of the board of directors since 2005.
His company, Berger Sanitation, Inc., is located in East Allen Township Pennsylvania. Berger Sanitation, Inc. has 20 employees and operates 15 trucks. Berger Sanitation, Inc. provides Residential Waste Services to customers in the townships of East Allen, Upper Nazereth, North Whitehall, Washington, Lynn, Lowhill and Weisenberg, Lehigh, Moore & Bushkill. The company also provides Commercial & Industrial Waste Removal Services to customers in Northhampton, Lehigh, Berks, Bucks, Carbon and Monroe Counties.
Anthony Blosenski, Director
Owner of AJ. Blosenski Trash and Recycling Honeybrook PA, and Conshohocken Rail Recycling in Plymouth Meeting PA.
Jesse Pyers, Director
Jesse is the owner of Hometown Environmental and has served on the board since 2016.