Management

Kevin Duncombe President
Company Facts

"Our team is our greatest asset, and they are the reason for our success. We hire good people, provide them the tools they need, and give them the freedom to do their jobs well. Western Pacific is a great place for people to come to work."

-Kevin Duncombe, President

Kevin Duncombe - President

[ photo ]Kevin began his career in the recovered fiber industry 25 years ago after receiving his BA from the University of Michigan and MBA from Western Michigan University. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to join Western Pacific in the export department. He became Vice President and General Manager in 1993 and President in 1998. He is a past President of the Association of California Recycling Industries and a past President of the Paper Stock Industries division of ISRI. He currently serves as Director at Large on the Board of Directors of ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries). Kevin is active in promoting all aspects of the recycling industry.

Philip Wijmer - Vice President of Operations

Philip Wijmer - Vice President of Operations WPPPPhilip Wijmer has been associated with Western Pacific since 1999 and serves in the capacity of Vice President of Operations. In this role, he has the responsibility of strategic planning and fiscal oversight for all things related to plant operations, in-house transportation, contract transportation, maintenance and safety. He is also involved with special projects that require sales, administrative and operational guidance.

Prior to joining Western Pacific, Philip was employed by the Los Angeles Community College District as an athletic coach, Farmer Brothers as a Branch Manager overseeing sales and operations and Shred-it as a General Manager overseeing west coast corporate business interests including sales, marketing, operations and franchising.

John D'Ornellas-Business Development Manager

John D'Ornellas-Business Development ManagerJohn provides over 36 years of sales, sales management, training and information technology experience. He spent 20 years in the information technology field before entering into the solid waste, recycling and document destruction industries 16 years ago. His current responsibilities include: supporting the sales team with marketing, training, account management, and process management. John is a certified trainer and network administrator.

Kyle Duncombe - General Manager of Operations, Las Vegas, NV

Kyle Duncombe - General Manager of Operations, Las Vegas, NVKyle began in the Sales Division with Western Pacific in 2007. While building his new customer base, he continued to handle additional facility duties, including parts, trucks and paper sales. Kyle became the General Manager of Operations in 2013. Since taking over operations, Western Pacific Las Vegas has grown into a larger indoor facility, installed a certified weight scale, upgraded the trucking fleet to brand new vehicles, installed a newer and more efficient Baling system and maintains a fully staffed sales division to continue to grow our Las Vegas business. A lifelong long Green Bay Packers fan, Kyle loves sports, while growing up in Michigan. Kyle resides in Las Vegas with his wife and family.

Chris Bowers - General Manager of Operations, Oakland, CA

Chris Bowers - General Manager of Operations, Oakland, CAChris joined Western Pacific in 2005 as an Account Manager in the Sales Division. While quickly growing his Northern California customer base, his duties were advanced to Sales Management in 2010. As the Newark operations have moved closer to the Port in Oakland, California, Chris currently maintains his position as General Manager for Western Pacific Oakland. Aside from general operations duties, Chris continues to handle Sales, including both buying and selling commodities of paper, plastic and metals. He enjoys playing countless rounds of Golf in his off time and resides in the Bay area with his wife and family.

John Shandy - Sales Manager, Downey, CA

John Shandy - Sales Manager, Downey, CAJohn Shandy has been in in the sales industry for over thirteen years. John joined Western Pacific's sales team in 2013 as an account manager. He has spent the last few years at Western Pacific growing his Southern California customer base while managing and maintaining a steady supply of materials from major commercial accounts. John has recently joined our management team as Sales Manager for our Downey, California headquarters. He enjoys cooking molecular gastronomy & fine dining dishes in his spare time and is a graduate Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts