John Majercak (pronounced “Meyercheck”) has overall responsibility for leading the organization including strategic planning, program development, program and operations management, fundraising and communications.
He has worked for the Center for EcoTechnology for more than 25 years in a variety of positions and brings a positive vision, strong background in environmental science, broad experience, and a highly successful track record to the President position. EcoBuilding Bargains in Springfield came to fruition through his vision and leadership, and the organization recently completed a $3.5 million expansion that included a deep energy retrofit of an older commercial building.
John’s work in organic waste composting has garnered national recognition as a model for building a market-based system for diverting commercial food waste from disposal. Project work includes green job training for weatherization workers and public education on energy efficiency, radon and recycling.
He previously served on the Boards of the 1Berkshire Nonprofit Business Network and the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the national Building Materials Reuse Association, and on the ROCA Springfield Advisory Committee, the Springfield 2030 Vision Advisory Committee, the Pioneer Valley Green Economy Task Force, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Organic Waste Advisory Committee.
Additionally, John’s past experience includes work in quality assurance and technical service in the bio-technology industry in Cambridge, MA; as a National Park Ranger in Wyoming and Hawaii; and canvassing for an environmental organization in New Jersey. He received a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University.