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BioHiTech Global Names Wilton's Brian Essman As New CFO

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WILTON, Conn. -- BioHiTech Global Inc., a provider of food waste disposal solutions, has appointed Wilton resident Brian C. Essman as chief financial officer. 

Essman has more than 20 years of financial management experience, starting as a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior manager, followed by a CFO role at a Fidelity Capital portfolio company. 

He has held various executive positions from 1997 through 2014 at several Havas operating companies, including most recently, the CEO of Data Communique, a leading software-as-a-service company providing component content management and multichannel publishing to the investment management industry. There he led the growth in cloud-based revenues, as well as developed the strategy to migrate and restructure the company from a manufacturing and distribution focus to its SaaS focus. 

In Essman 's CFO roles, he has developed and had oversight of all financial, accounting, treasury, internal controls, reporting, regulatory and risk areas, as well as all areas of mergers and acquisitions. 

Essman graduated with a B.S. in accounting with high honors from Boston College’s School of Management. 

“We are very pleased to have someone of Brian’s caliber and financial skill set join our management team,” said Frank E. Celli, CEO of BioHiTech Global. 

“BioHitech America has made significant progress in the last year to expand the company's commercial food waste disposal solutions,” Essman said. “With its products now in more than 300 locations across the globe, as well as its expansion of operations to London and recently becoming a public company, I am excited about being part of this green technology revolution and I look forward to joining this talented team and contributing to the company's next phase of growth.”

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