michael hughes
VP Safety
casella
Michael Hughes is the Vice President of Safety for Casella Waste System, Inc., which provides resource management expertise and services to residential, commercial, municipal and industrial customers, primarily in the areas of solid waste collection and disposal, transfer, recycling and organics services in the northeastern United States.

Prior to joining Casella in 2006, Hughes was President of Regulatory Compliance Services, a safety consultancy which he founded in 1994. He has nearly four decades of experience as a safety executive in the waste and recycling industry with companies such as Waste Management, Inc. and Browning-Ferris Industries.

Hughes has spent over 45 years as both a professional and volunteer firefighter, serving as Fire Commissioner for the City of Portsmouth, N.H. and as Chief of the Wallingford, Vt. VFD. He has an A.S. in fire protection/safety.
michael hughes