IRVINE, California, April 21, 2014 – McDermott & Bull, a premier Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Kevin Bates as Director of Marketing with JWC Environmental, located in Costa Mesa, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by McDermott & Bull’s Private Equity Practice Co-Chairs, Chris Bull and Brandon Biegenzahn. According to Mr. Biegenzahn, “Kevin’s background and education as an engineer coupled with his decade of experience as a product manager and marketer in the industrial space, position him well to drive JWC’s go forward strategy as it eyes growth in different verticals applying its best-in-class technology.”

Mr. Bates is a highly accomplished leader and business professional with twenty years of progressive and diversified experience in areas of marketing, sales, engineering and operations across multiple industrial markets. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of new product development, product line management, product life cycle management and sales strategy. Prior to his placement with JWC Environmental, Mr. Bates worked with MMFX Technologies, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He has also worked with Boart Longyear, Barksdale Control Products, and General Motors.

Mr. Bates has served in a leadership development role with the Center for Creative Learning. In addition to his scholastic endeavors, Mr. Bates has several professional certifications which include Six Sigma Certified Green Belt, Lean Equity Design, Kaizan, Kanban and 5S training, and QS/ISO 9000 Internal Auditor training.
Mr. Bates earned his Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of California, Irvine. His Masters of Business Administration was received from Pepperdine University.

About JWC Environmental

JWC Environmental ( designs, builds and services the world’s most dependable waste shredders and screening systems to help customers solve challenging waste reduction and recycling applications. With a global presence and four decades of experience JWC Environment works closely with customers to ensure successful projects, assisting customers in the energy, wastewater, recycling, marine and facility management sectors just to name a few.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Science, Restaurants/Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank and Union Bank