President and Co-Founder
About Our Keynote Speaker
Thomas Meth is President and co-founder of Enviva. He is responsible for the company’s activities from the forest floor, through our operations and logistics, and ultimately to our customer’s discharge. Mr. Meth leads Enviva’s business development, sales and commercial customer relations, fiber procurement, and sustainability functions. In addition, he oversees the broader plant and port operations and international public affairs initiatives.
Prior to co-founding Enviva in 2004, Mr. Meth was Head of Sales and Marketing for Colfax Corporation where he managed a team of 100 and oversaw 50 million Euros in sales per year across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before Colfax, Mr. Meth was Director of Sales at Europay Austria (now PayLife) where he supervised Master Credit Card sales and managed the acquisition of businesses for MasterCard, Maestro and the Electronic Purse.
In 2011, Mr. Meth helped launch the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA), a not-for-profit trade association promoting sustainability and safety practices within the U.S. wood energy industry. Originally elected as Vice Chairman of the board in 2011, Mr. Meth became the Chairman of the board in 2016. Mr. Meth is also the Treasurer and a board member of #forestproud, a diverse group of individuals, companies, non-profits, government agencies, and organizations across North America united by a shared ethic of forest stewardship.
Mr. Meth holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria, and a Master of Business Administration from The Darden Graduate School of Business at The University of Virginia. Born in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Meth currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.