Fortistar Hires Landfill Energy Expert David Unger to Lead RNG Development Strategy
Fortistar, LLC, a sustainability-focused private company helping to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, has hired David Unger as the Senior Vice President responsible for developing RNG business projects. David is joining Fortistar from Waste Management, where he served as Director of Renewable Energy.
During the 2018 WasteExpo in Las Vegas, Fortistar announced that the firm has started to develop a portfolio of new RNG projects.
“RNG from landfills offers a tremendous opportunity to sustainably expand America’s transportation fuel supply, and David’s deep knowledge of and experience in landfill gas projects will be instrumental in our rapid development of RNG projects,” said Mark Comora, President of Fortistar. “David will fit in seamlessly with the Fortistar team, helping us to fulfill our vision of ensuring the most value both to our landfill partners and to our RNG transportation fuel customers.”
While at Waste Management, David Unger was responsible for the marketing and development of all beneficial use landfill gas projects; in his career, David has developed over 65 power plants and renewable energy facilities, 62 of which are currently operating and over 3 are in design and/or under construction. In recognition of his outstanding achievement in developing beneficial use landfill gas projects, David was awarded a placement in Waste Management’s “Circle of Excellence.” He holds a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.
Fortistar, celebrating 25 years as a private company, has built, invested in and managed portfolios of successful independent and sustainable/clean energy generation projects in the US and Canada, including dozens of landfill gas to energy projects and the construction of over 100 natural gas fueling stations.