The Vanella Group Team

Sue Jacob

Communication Consultant

Years of experience: 20

Expertise: Marketing & Communication

Ryan Wieber

IT Consultant

Years of experience: 15

Expertise: IT Solutions

Sally Mills

Sustainability Analyst & Consultant

Years of experience: 20

Expertise: Sustainability

Mark Lobben

Event Manager

Years of experience: 20

Expertise: Events

TVG Events Team

Vince Vanella has worked in the environmental services industry for over 33 years. He was with Waste Management eighteen of those years. Vince held numerous positions in operations, operations management as well as marketing/sales. He has designed and implemented large commercial, industrial, institutional and residential management programs. Vince was consistently honored with Waste Management’s most prestigious awards. This experience puts Vince in a strong position to provide knowledge, excellent service and to help bring sustainability to your organization.

The waste industry has been actively “going green” for nearly 20 years. Vince has been at the forefront of these changes. For example, he was one on the founders of the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). He also started the Ronald McDonald pop tab recycling program in 1989. This program has raised over 27 million dollars to date for Ronald McDonald charities in the United States. This program shows a creative way to heighten the awareness of recycling while providing much needed funds for a worthy charity.

Another successful project was with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. It was a take off on their very successful “do campaign.” We’ve all seen the “dancing man in the doctor’s office” commercial. The thrust of the campaign is to get up and be active; “do” anything physical. Vince took this concept “green.” He designed a program on the BC/BS campus with “do centers” for office material collection, including single-sort recycling, waste, organic recycling and security recycling. BC/BS employees were able to better manage their waste materials. This reduced cost on many levels for the company.

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Vince Vanella's Professional Profile

Vince Vanella


Years of experience: 30

Expertise: Consultant

Kris Vanella

Chief Financial Officer

Years of experience: 20

Expertise: Finances, Bids and Planning

Jeff Griffin

Operations Manager

Years of experience: 3

Expertise: Site/Event Management

Kathy Peterson

Customer Service Manager

Years of experience: 20

Expertise: Customer Experience

How We Do It

These services are provided by our TVG Team and a network of premium, established and specialized partners. We can offer these services in a contracted format, or they can be sold per event or on an as needed service. 

The key to providing you personalized service is our detailed audit of your site, current vendors and spending patterns.

Upon your approval of scope of services, The Vanella Group works with our team to provide services based on your needs.      

Our Values

We equally respect and care for both our team members and customers. We strive to be fair, honest, trustworthy and understanding.

We readily earn our customers trust and keep it forever. We strive to be loyal, hardworking and consistent. Our value is very unique as it is our goal to provide seamless if it's invisible to you. 

What We Do

The Vanella Group (TVG) offers common sense solutions. This allows you to stay focused on why you are in business in the first place. 

We provide management of facilities or events. Some key advantages of The Vanella Group are the vast scope of services that are available with an emphasis on offering sustainable or green options. These services coordinated together provide you with cost containment and maximum value.                

Our Team

The Vanella Group (TVG) partners to provide you with excellent personalized service for your organization,  whether it's consulting or event services. 

Our Goal

To exceed our customers' expectations.

To improve our customers' property value by managing it to very high standards.

To reduce the long-term costs for our customers.

Our Vision

Our Strength