We’re very pleased to announce that Eco Waste Engineering & Technology Specialist Neil Pearce has won the SAME (Society of American Military Engineers) award for Outstanding Contribution by Young Civilian Member, which was presented at the SAME DC Post 24th Annual Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

Eco Waste Solutions Neil Pearce wins DC SAME award

Award criteria

Nominees for this award are judged on their outstanding contributions to engineering, design, research and development, as well as demonstrated leaderhip in managing projects or organizations and receipt of awards or other recognition for professionalism, leadership and/or community service.

Why this award is well-deserved

Eco Waste Solutions has a long track record of providing environmentally sound solutions to global defense organizations.  More recently Eco Waste has been working on a development program for US Army and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) for the US Department of Defense.  In the Army product development program Neil has been a reliable resource who has supported the customer and the project at every turn.  For ESTCP Eco Waste has been developing a new version of our deployable waste to energy product as part of an R&D effort.  Neil has managed several key areas of each project.  During these projects Neil has demonstrated strong leadership, intelligence and ingenuity.


Jean Lucas, CEO of Eco Waste Solutions, remarked: “I nominated Neil for this award and I think that everyone who works with Neil can attest that it is well deserved.  The work he is doing is very important and will have positive impacts on the lives of warfighters.  Th fielding of well-designed thermal waste conversion systems that are safe and easy to use will help end reliance on open burn-pits at overseas contingency operations.  As Neil’s responsibility level has grown he has always risen to meet the challenge.  I often receive compliments on Neil’s work ethic and professionalism from our partners and customers.”

Congratulations, Neil – we’re very proud of you!