Edwin J. Kilpela

Senior Advisor

Ed Kilpela is a senior executive with significant general management leadership experience and recognized achievements in profit center management, including new business development, engineering, service operations, marketing and sales across diverse technical industries. He has had success applying strategic management skills to the growth and operation of small and mid-sized businesses worldwide.

Most recently, Mr. Kilpela was President and CEO of Soil Safe, Inc. with total profit and loss responsibility for a market-leading provider of soil treatment and placement services, serving commercial real estate, infrastructure development, and industrial customers. He transitioned the company from a 100% family-owned and operated business to a professional enterprise. Under Mr. Kipela’s leadership, EBITDA more than doubled and the company was sold at a 4.6x return to investors.

Previously, he was President of Noxso Corporation, a technology development company in the environmental air pollution control industry, and President of Ansaldo Ross Hill Corporation, an automation equipment company. Mr. Kilpela also spent 30 years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, last as General Manager, Environmental Services Divisions, a full-service environmental business with annual revenues of $500 million and 4,000 employees at 20 major locations in the U.S. and Europe, providing services for the management of hazardous, radioactively contaminated, and municipal solid waste. Prior to this position, he was General Manager, International Operations and Vice President, International Marketing and Sales.

Mr. Kilpela is a Board member of PDG Environmental, Inc. and Brother’s Brother Foundation and an Advisory Board member of several private equity groups. He was affiliated with the Westinghouse Chairman’s Forum (limited to the 50 top corporation executives) from 1993 – 1996 and with the Environmental Technology Council Executive Committee from 1992 – 1995.


University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A.
Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S.