Meet the Environmental Waste Solutions Team

EWS was founded in 1994 and operates out of Sarasota, Florida. Additionally, EWS has professionally trained and placed a growing network of National Sales Directors and Industry Specialists throughout North America, establishing the most comprehensive network of its kind in the waste, recycling and LED lighting industries.


Mr. Darwyn Williams

President and CEO

 Prior to founding EWS, Mr. Williams served as the CEO of one of the fastest growing cost reduction firms in the country (an “Inc. 500” winner for three consecutive years). He has been a popular national public speaker for over 20 years and has specialized in corporate cost reduction of waste management and recycling expenses for almost 15 years. Mr. Williams has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Start-Ups, and Opportunity Magazines discussing his cutting-edge cost reduction techniques. He is highly regarded as a leader in corporate cost reduction and founded this industry of waste management consulting. Mr. Williams has a BS in Economics and Business Law.

Mr. Maher joined EWS in 2004 and has virtually grown up in the waste business with over 17 years of  experience in the solid waste and recycling industry.   Mr. Maher has been promoted consistently within the Account Management Division at EWS, and is currently the VP of National Accounts.  He is currently responsible for generating new business, promoting sales growth activities, and developing effective business relationships with prospective EWS clients.  With a keen eye towards budgeting, cost control, financial processes, projections and efficiencies; Mr. Maher does an excellent job of delivering the EWS value proposition to prospective clients.  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Business Administration at the University of South Florida.

Ms. Barshaw joined EWS in 1999 after spending over 15 years in management and finance. She is responsible for the supervision and execution of all the company’s internal and external financial reporting. Her vast operational experience also makes her uniquely qualified to manage the daily operation of the billing and finance departments.

Mrs. Shapiro came to EWS in 2001 with over 15 years of business development & sales experience. She is responsible for the overall day to day management of the company and reports directly to Mr. Williams. Mrs. Shapiro manages the team of National Sales Directors that find clients in need of savings solutions. Diana has worked in Corporate Sales for Merrill Lynch, Spherion Corporation, and Capital Management Sciences selling stocks & bonds, technology solutions, and fixed income portfolio analytic software. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in both Marketing & Finance from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Management.

Mr. Williams joined EWS with over 17 years of experience as a project manager overseeing corporate and retail construction and restructuring projects. Coupled with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas, his attention to detail and desire to exceed the expectations of his clients makes him the ideal person to manage EWS’s Account Management Division.  Mr. Williams and his staff are responsible for finding savings for our clients and providing ongoing support.  Mr. Williams and his team are experts at anticipating and resolving issues related to the on-going success of our savings opportunities.

 Mrs. Fothergill joined EWS in 2007 with 15+ years of experience in inside sales and lead cultivation. She is responsible for identifying, qualifying and securing business opportunities by cultivating and maintaining business relationships with both current and potential clients. Mrs. Fothergill also  manages the EWS Support Division, and provides sales support to our team of National Sales Directors.