Committed to Serve Our Local Communities
From our skilled CDL drivers and helpers, our shop services and mechanics, to our customer service advocates and office administrative staff, our team is committed to ensuring that we always deliver best in class service.
Founder and President
Founder and President
Growing up in the family business, Hugo realized that trash service was more than a family business and set out to learn all aspects of the business. He first started working with his father at the age of 15 learning waste management from the inside out. Hugo took a break to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Physiology while obtaining a minor in Business Administration from George Mason University. While following his aspiration to be an NFL Coach, he was hired to be an Assistant Strength Coach for the Washington Redskins for eight years.
His heart remained with the family business, and he knew he would return to the waste management industry and did so when he founded kmG in 2001. While having two children at the time, the company name kmG was founded. The lower case “k” is in honor of his son Kyle, the lower case “m” is in honor of his daughter Miranda, and of course the capital “G” for the family last name Garcia. The boxes you see on the company logo were colored for each of the children’s favorite color Teal and Pink.
Knowing that image was everything in the trash industry, the concept of kmG was to develop a more strategic and environmentally effective method when dealing with all refuse matters. Hugo’s primary focus has been to ensure kmG remains innovative and seen as an industry leader that places emphasis on customer service and the idea to bring a whole new concept and ideology to the trash industry. This commitment to being innovative was prominent as Hugo secured our partnership as an exclusive supplier for PIIAN Odor Neutralizing system
The only way to do this was to experience each and every facet of the business from the ground up and to take a hands-on approach with each department of the company. Hugo transitioned into learning the outside operations by becoming a skilled CDL driver. It was not long before he had his own route and provided personal service to over 100 customers. His first customers were Cactus Cantina and Lauriol Plaza, who remain customers today.
Whether providing education and awareness to schools and community outreach on the importance of recycling during Green Day or bringing awareness and support for several Cancer diseases by designing trucks that serve as billboards on the road, Hugo continues to drive creativity in the trash business. His strategic direction expands our portfolio and ensures kmG remains a nationally recognized waste management company.
In his role of CEO, Aurelio is known for a tireless work ethic, energetic presentation and a personal approach to operations. He is a driven coach and mentor to our sales team. Aurelio was an immigrant from Ecuador who came to the United States as a young man in hopes of living the American dream. He has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Quito, Ecuador. He did not speak the language but found his way to a career of learning from experience. While driving for Premium Distributor’s for nine years, he learned to speak English from people he met and those that he provided service to. He also learned how to grow a business as he hit the pavement building his route. Being the businessman that he is, he realized there was tremendous opportunity in the trash hauling industry. He purchased one truck and began to grow his own business. Being the only employee, he was responsible for all aspects of his business. He was sales, operations, accounting, maintenance, and customer service. When he retired in 2002 his company had grown to 72 trucks and 75 employees.
Michelle Garcia, kmG Hauling’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), has been with kmG since 2011. Prior to 2011 she was a Program Management Professional with extensive experience in direct and partner Government, Intel and Commercial Program Management, Customer Service and Sales. Specializing in Information Technology, Michelle uses that experience to provide a strong base of analytical skills, leadership, teamwork, and vision within the workplace.
When Michelle is not working at kmG, she loves spending time traveling with her Husband Hugo and four children, who all have initials of the company.
AJ joined kmG in 2009 as the Safety Director. In this role he was responsible for planning, developing, and coordinating all safety aspects of operations to include the occupational health aspect. AJ has two Masters Degrees. His first Masters was obtained in 2008 in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Northern VA campus. His second Masters was obtained in Criminal Justice & Security from Saint Joseph’s University. AJ spent 12 years as a Virginia State Trooper where he developed his passion for safety. Understanding the value of personal safety inspired him to develop the safety programs for our field service staff. These programs have made our field operations safer by raising awareness, reinforcing core safety practices, and ensuring safety remains in the forefront. He was promoted in 2012 to Vice President where he still serves as the Executive in charge of achieving safety effectiveness for the company.
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Azelda moved to the United States at the age of 13. “The United States opened many doors and opportunities for me to begin working in the corporate world. kmG has been a great company to grow and learn in this industry.
Azelda is a self-motivated professional passionate about communication outreach and marketing. She has a strong background in finance, customer relations and human resources. This unique mix of skills enables her to develop coherent strategies to ensure profitability, compliance, and customer satisfaction.
Azelda has worked in every department at the company and now handles all day-to-day internal operations as the Chief Operating Officer. Azelda is excited for the opportunity to be chosen into the Executive Management role.
“I enjoy every challenge that gets thrown my way, as this industry has encouraged me to achieve several goals that continue to challenge me”.
Outside of work she enjoys travelling, painting, and spending time with her family.
Jill Sonnhalter joined our team as a Chief Financial Officer in December of 2021, She oversees the accounting & finance functions of the company, as well as strategizing and implementing solutions in our ever changing industry. Jill has 17+ years of experience in the accounting and finance and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting graduating Sum Cum Laude. Her passion, dedication and integrity are what makes her an excellent addition. Jill was excited to join our team because, “she was very excited to work for a family owned company that is innovative and growing in the Waste Removal industry.” When not working Jill volunteers as the PTO Treasurer at Clearview Elementary. She enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends.
Vice President of Sales
Vice President of Sales
Daniela Duncan has been with kmG Hauling, Inc. since 2013. She is a native of Brazil and is our Vice President of Sales. Daniela oversees our sales department and works directly with our larger customers both nationwide and in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
Our customers in the Washington, DC area include Bozzuto, Cushman & Wakefield, Akridge, Penzance Mangement, The Comstock Companies, Borger Management and a number of other large commercial and residential management companies.
Through her career she has gained the trust of several national companies and has maintained strong client relationships that generate repeat business. Daniela attributes her success to her abilities to listen to customers and put their needs first. She is skilled at designing the right waste disposal and recycling program action for each of her client’s unique needs and committed to helping them choose the service levels that best suit their individual properties.
Daniela has a passion for health and fitness, and her hobbies include weight training, walking, biking, kayaking and cooking.
Director of Maintenance
Director of Maintenance
Osmar joined the kmG family in 2012 as a service mechanic. He got his start as a mechanic working in his home country of Honduras working for his family owned and operated business. He also joined the Honduran military where he would serve as a Sergeant, servicing army vehicles in the motor pool. Utilizing his expertise from home, along with years working at various companies such as Waste Management, Hampton Trucking, R.E.A. Trucking, and NCI Construction, he has flourished in his role. So much so that in 2013 he was promoted to shop foreman where he would continue to shine as a mechanic while also establishing himself in a leadership role. Showing off that he was not only an incredibly capable mechanic but a strong leader, he was promoted to Director of Maintenance in 2016. Osmar has continued to be an integral part of the kmG team headlining the shop and maintenance staff, while simultaneously working alongside the drivers and office staff.
Director of Operations
Director of Operations
Pedro is responsible of lead, direct, and managing the Operations System, including hiring, training, evaluating performance, providing compensation recommendations, and couching.
Pedro started working at kmG Hauling as a helper back in October 2006, same year he got promoted to a regular driver servicing the Metropolitan are DC, VA and MD.
In 2019 Pedro got promoted to Route Analyst, updating the route revenues. After showing his hard work and dedication for the company, he got promoted to Director of Operations.
Talented manager with expert team leadership, smoothly equip employees to independently handle daily functions and meet customer needs.
Our Executive Leadership team has more than 38 years of experience in waste management. Under their guidance, we strive every day to provide first-in-class waste management solutions for customers.
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