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  • 2016 Distinguished Business Leaders

    Valerie Montecalvo

    President / CEO,

    Bayshore Recycling Corporation

    Valerie Montecalvo Headshot

    Valerie Montecalvo is the owner and CEO of Bayshore Recycling Corp a NY/NJ WBE Construction Recycling facility on the waterfront in Woodbridge. A New Jersey native, Valerie heads up the most diverse and multifaceted operation of its kind on the East Coast. BRC’s Eco-Complex and Energy Campus has been affectionately coined the “Mega-Mall for Recycling.” Bayshore has been an award winning operation for many years and was recently recognized by ConAgg/ConExpo in Las Vegas for their work on local projects demonstrating the wise use of recycled materials. Sustainable NJ and the NJ League of Municipalities have named Bayshore Recycling Corp, “Outstanding Corporate Citizen.”

    Valerie is the immediate past President of the National, Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA). She also serves as a Board Trustee for The NJ Chapter of the Nature Conservancy; Clean Ocean Action, the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Monmouth Conservation Foundation. As a twice named “A Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore; and Central & Southern NJ, Valerie has also been recognized by the NJ Chapter of Professional Women in Construction; and the Governor’s Conference for Women, She has led many panel discussions advocating for non-traditional roles for women in business. Valerie and her company has graced the covers of many industry magazines and have articles published in local newspapers including: Commerce Magazine, NJBIZ, Waste & Recycling News, C & D World Magazine, the NJ Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press and the Two River Times.

    Valerie was honored by The March of Dimes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Brookdale Community College, EarthShare NJ and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development. Her leadership in environmental awareness, encouraging careers in the science and technology fields and general philanthropy to the surrounding communities is widely recognized. Valerie personally champions many major widely known charities as well as many area hospitals, athletic teams, schools, clubs, art centers and Veteran’s organizations. Valerie and her husband/partner Frank live on the Shrewsbury River in Highlands. Valerie is the proud mother of two grown children. Nicole Montecalvo-Oppelt, a graduate of the Leon Hess Business School from 2010, serves as Chief Marketing Director of  Bayshore Recycling and also, CEO of NE Occasion (a boutique event planning company). Joining the firm and family, Michael Oppelt, also a graduate of the Leon Hess Business School in 2010, serves as Operations Manager at Bayshore Recycling. Son, Frankie, an entrepreneur and Champion International Race Car driver, also plays a significant role in managing the Montecalvo’s family business.