KEASBEY, NJ - Valerie Montecalvo, the President and CEO of Bayshore Family of Companies has been named a recipient of the 2021 Icon Award by NJBIZ, which recognizes New Jersey business leaders for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Valerie will receive this award due to her outstanding achievements in the Recycling Industry, and her leadership in guiding Bayshore Family of Companies toward the forefront of sustainability.
Valerie Montecalvo established Bayshore Recycling Corporation in 1995 after seeing the need for recycling construction debris. She used her experience running a road reconstruction company to address the responsible end-use of construction materials previously destined for landfills. The NJDEP licensed and approved facility has become a premier destination for the recycling of concrete, asphalt, brick, block, bulky waste, construction debris, non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soil and other diverse materials. Outside of her involvement in the Recycling Industry, Valerie has placed energy conservation and renewable energy at the center of the company’s business plan. In 2008, Valerie initiated the installation of a rooftop solar energy system (679-kilowatt, 9,365 panels) that assisted in powering the operations. In 2018, an additional rooftop solar energy system (423-kilowatt, 1,500 panels) was installed on the next largest building structure. The Bayshore plan will include wind and biomass into its energy technology and the collective energy produced will complete its corporate vision to operate 100% green businesses powered by 100% renewable energy.
In addition to her numerous professional achievements and endeavors, Valerie remains committed to environmental and civic engagement well beyond the scope of running the family’s existing businesses with annual participation and support of public, private and nonprofit organizations.
The 2021 Icon Awards will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 22nd from 8:30am - 9:30am. To purchase tickets, please visit https://njbiz.com/event/icon-honors-awards-program-2021/