James Dunbar, M.B.A, P.E.

General Manager, Fairfield OMRC
Business Development Manager

Jim has focused his career on the management, treatment, and recovery of waste byproducts in North America and Europe. His professional experience includes design, construction, and operations of solid waste management facilities. Prior to joining Lystek, Jim served as District Manager for wastewater operations at a facility in Southern California and Operations Manager for a solid waste facility in Northern California. Jim has worked with regulatory bodies at the federal, state, and local levels dealing with permitting and environmental compliance. 

As General Manager and Business Development Manager, Jim represents Lystek across the United States. Jim oversees operations at the Fairfield-Suisun Organic Material Recovery Center (OMRC) and is a primary contact for the development and delivery of customer-centric solutions for new resource recovery opportunities, particularly in the Western and Southern US. 


  • California Association of Sanitation Agencies
  • Northwest Biosolids 
  • Water Environmental Federation