Otto Environmental Systems names president

Otto Environmental Systems names president

Michael Costello brings more than two-and-a-half decades of leadership experience to the role.


Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina, has named Michael Costello as the company’s president. Costello takes over the role from Dave Piejak, the company’s departing CEO.

“We all want to thank Dave for his time and commitment to the company,” Costello says. “Dave came in at a difficult time in our history and laid the groundwork for a new Otto. He worked hard to stabilize the company and prepare us for our transition to growth.”

Callidus Capital Corp., the owner of Otto that is headquartered in Toronto, appointed Costello to align with the customers they serve in the waste and recycling industry.

Costello has more than two-and-a-half decades of leadership experience in the waste industry, and he is committed to the manufacturing, sales and service of waste containers, the company says.

“I’ve been in the waste industry for over 25 years, holding leadership roles with Waste Management (WM), Allied, Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) and owning my own waste company.  I know what our customers need to serve their residential customers,” Costello says. “What separates us is our commitment to our customers. Otto is the only residential cart manufacturer that focuses only on waste carts as our core business.”