Joe Benedetto, III, President
Joe Benedetto III
Joe is a third-generation member of the recycling and solid waste industry and has worked in and around recycling facilities his entire life. Joe’s earliest work was at his family’s Recycling Plant in Chesapeake, VA where he was a general laborer and equipment operator. From there Joe obtained at BSBA in Finance from American University and went on to work for the largest manufacturer and consumer of corrugated containers in the world, Stone Container Corporation. At Stone Container, Joe oversaw managing and marketing of over $85 million dollars’ worth of recycled fiber annually. After Stone Container, Joe accepted a position with Paper Recycling International (PRI) where he became Procurement Manager and provided recycled fiber analysis and procurement strategies for 12 paper mills along the East Coast of the US and Canada. When PRI split up in 1999 Joe decided to return to Hampton Roads and work for his family’s recycling company. After a few years as Vice President of his family’s company, overseeing the operation and management of 3 facilities, Joe left to join Cellmark, a multibillion-dollar recycling and paper sales company. Joe was responsible for management of their four recycling facilities. After a year Joe was asked to move, this time to the Cellmark East Coast Corporate headquarters. Having established roots in the Hampton Roads area, Joe declined the opportunity to move and opened RDS in Portsmouth VA. Starting from nothing but raw land in 2005, Joe has built RDS into a world-class recycling company with operations in both Portsmouth, VA and Roanoke, VA. Today, RDS continues to expand and offer new recycling services to commercial, industrial, residential and municipal customers. As a result, Joe is kept busy with the daily corporate management of the organization and well as long-term strategic planning.
Todd Antonick, Portsmouth General Manager
Portsmouth General Manager
Todd is the newest member of the RDS management team. He brings with him over 20 years of executive management
experience on the local, state, regional and national levels. Most recently he served as the General Manager of
SLS, Inc, where he developed and implemented new territories across 4 States. Todd’s experience developing
successful teams will allow him to enhance and make even stronger the RDS customer experience in our Portsmouth
operation. When not at work, Todd can be found officiating football and lacrosse games. He has been a collegiate
and high school official for 20 years.
Rosemary Satterfield, Administrative Assistant
Rosemary is our Administrative Assistant and Customer Support
Representative for both of our Portsmouth and Roanoke locations along with our office in Virginia Beach. She is an asset to RDS in his position as
she has over 30 years of customer service and managerial experience in manufacturing. Rosemary has managed the customer service and support centers for large manufacturers and provided support to large manufactures including GM, Ford, and Chrysler, to name a few. Rosemary’s role at RDS
today is slightly more laid back than in her past; but still provides valuable daily support to our sales team and upper management.
Melissa Evans, Scale Operator
Melissa is the Scale Operator for RDS. She is a quick learner who admits the position keeps her busy! She has an Associates Degree in Legal Assisting. When not busy at work, Melissa can be found reading a novel by her favorite author, Stephen King.
Catherine Transfiguracion, Executive Assistant
Catherine is the Executive Assistant to CEO, Joe Benedetto. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and comes to RDS with experience in many facets of business operation. In fact, she worked for 3 years at Sentara Enterprises as an Executive Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Coordinator all at once. She was also a member of the Ethics Committee, where she was valued for her integrity, honesty, and forthright manner that allowed for confidential information to stay confidential.
When not at work, Catherine crochets custom afghans.