Bob Anderson supports sales and operations for Closed Loop Commodities Group, as well as several of Closed Loop Partners’ portfolio companies. He led a phase one growth plan to expand service offerings to over 1.2M households in metro Philadelphia for Retrievr, Inc. a company dedicated to advancing circularity in clothing and electronics. Bob also supports municipal and MRF sales of AMP Robotics, which is changing the economics of recycling with industrial artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Bob has worked in the solid waste and recycling industry for over 33 years. He started his solid-waste career by joining Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI). At BFI and subsequently, Allied Waste, Bob moved through various roles, including selling commercial waste services, sales management, medical waste services, municipal development, and business development buying and selling companies and real-estate. In 2005 Bob was recruited to FCR as Director of Business Development and Marketing for 24 recycling facilities throughout the US. In 2011 FCR became ReCommunity Recycling, and Bob focused on the Mid-Atlantic Region, which included New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Connecticut. The Mid-Atlantic Region grew to process over 530,000 tons per year. Bob led a team in the successful negotiation of a 20-year processing contract with the State of Delaware to build a 15-million dollar, 35 tph facility in New Castle, DE.
Bob serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, in an executive capacity, as Secretary and Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR). He was appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the Solid Waste and Recycling Advisory Committee and is past Board Member of Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania. Bob received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.