Speaker Bio


William W.  Gay

William W. Gay

Chief Executive Officer, Arrowhead Environmental Partners

Bill has been in the waste-by-rail business for over 30 years and is recognized as one of its innovators.  Over those years he has shipped almost 40 million tons of waste, in rail containers and rail gondolas.  He is very familiar with the operational, regulatory and capital requirements necessary to begin a rail operation, and the unique challenges of running it efficiently. 

Bill is the current CEO and a partner of Arrowhead Environmental Partners.  Prior to that he was CEO of Tunnel Partners (the then largest waste-by-rail shipper in the United States with over 600 employees).  Before that he co-founded and grew Waste Solutions Group to be one of the largest waste-by-rail firms on the West Coast.  In 1990 he was CFO of Recology in San Francisco.

He is a graduate of Colgate University and completed his business management certification at NYU’s Stern School for Business.