Bob Rella Takes New Leadership Role in HDR’s Waste Program

Bob Rella | Processing and Facilities Practice Lead
Bob Rella

Bob Rella, P.E., has been named diversion, processing and facilities practice leader for HDR’s waste program. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he will lead the team in evolving best practices, designing innovative solutions and providing technical oversight on key projects. 

“This is an area of significant growth for our waste program,” said Doug Decesare, director of HDR’s global waste services. “Bob’s 40 years of experience and proven commitment to our clients are real difference makers.”

Rella has served in several leadership and management roles during his 30-year tenure at HDR. He’s supported the planning, permitting, design, construction and monitoring of numerous waste to energy, transfer, materials recovery, drop-off and composting facilities across North America and around the world. Rella led the design of the DeKalb County, Georgia, Central Transfer Station, which was the second transfer station facility in the country to earn LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

“As I have throughout my career, I look forward to developing long-lasting, safe and efficient facilities for all our clients,” said Rella. 

Rella is a professional engineer, and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College.