Mr. Aronson has more than 20 years of progressively responsible experience supporting the development and operation of capital projects, facilities and programs as an analyst, consultant and project manager, with a broad record of accomplishment in the fields of solid waste management, alternative electricity production, and resource recovery and utilization. His areas of expertise include:
Business and economic analysis in support of investment decisions and feasibility assessments of environmental facilities, programs, and services, including waste to-energy, landfill gas utilization, and materials recovery facilities, and renewable resource power generation projects and enterprises.
Procurement of facilities and services on behalf of public sector sponsors and agencies, including identification and structuring of business ownership and financing arrangements; preparation of procurement documents; proposal evaluation; and support of vendor selection and service contract negotiations.
Implementation of plans for integrated resource management, including design of waste reduction strategies and development of material and waste processing, transportation and residuals management arrangements.
Development of power supply arrangements, including resource availability and energy market assessments, contract negotiations, interconnection studies and acquisition of environmental permits and related regulatory approvals.
A founder and principal of CommonWealth, Mr. Aronson routinely performs and presents detailed pro forma financial analyses of proposed and operating programs and facilities, and assessments of resource market characteristics, business development approaches and financing strategies.
Prior to joining CommonWealth, Mr. Aronson was a senior consultant at a national firm specializing in the development of waste-to-energy facilities for public sector clients, where he directed procurement of full service contractors, prepared feasibility studies, supported negotiation of power purchase agreements and provided support for tax-exempt bond financing of privately-owned facilities. Mr. Aronson had previously been a staff analyst and then the technical director of the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Council, a state regulatory agency that reviewed applications to construct electric generation and transmission facilities.
Mr. Aronson has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of public policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He is a member of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association, the Solid Waste Association of North America, Massachusetts Chapter, and the MIT Enterprise Forum.