Get to Know…Paul Effler!

Get to know our Regional Manager, Paul Effler! Learn about his alter ego, Nacho, and what his favorite part of his job here at Ecolink is!

Ecolink Manager

What’s your position at Ecolink? Regional Manager

How long have you worked here and how did you get involved in this industry? 9 years, came from hazardous waste industry seemed like a natural fit.

How long have you been doing what you’re doing (before Ecolink!)? 6-7 years

Has Georgia always been home for you? No, relocated  from Southern CA 9 years ago

When you aren’t at work, what are you doing? Kids sporting events, at the lake or doing yard work

Where are we likely to find you on a Friday night after work? Home with the family grillin & chillin

What would be the first thing you’d do (or buy) if you won the lottery? Make a donation to a children’s charity

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Tony Dow

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Dog

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Yes,  Macie is a female Lab/Hound mix rescue dog from N. GA woods

What’s your favorite time of year? Fall

Favorite iPhone/smartphone  app? Weather Channel

You’re stranded on a desert island. What are the 3 things you couldn’t live without? Food, Water & Wilson

Favorite movie? Too many to list

If you were a super hero, what would your name be? Nacho (see the picture below)

Super hero Paul


What super power would you want to have and why? The power to eat & drink anything and never gain a pound or have health issues, because I love good food.

Something interesting about you? Use to play the bass guitar in a garage band

What TV shows do you watch religiously? Sons of Anarchy

What was your first car? What happened to it? Chevy – Malibu

If you could travel in a time machine, would you go to the past or the future? Past

Best piece of advice you were ever given? Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something

Any little ones at home? Yes, 2 boys 10 year old & 13 year old

Favorite holiday? Christmas – time to give

College football or pro? College

Favorite food? Italian

What did you get in trouble for the most when you were a kid? Clowning around in school

What really gives you the creeps? Snakes

Playlist of your current top 5 favorite songs?

  1. The Walk – Mayor Hawthorne
  2. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  3. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  4. Everything Will Be Alright – Bob Marley
  5. Cut the Cake – Average White Band

Most importantly: what’s your favorite part of your job? Helping people use less and safer chemicals and providing process improvements that significantly improve over all health & safety while shrinking the environmental footprint.