Chief Executive Officer
Derrick Standley has worked in the waste facility and engineering sector for 30 years. He is a former principal of Genesis Solid Waste Group, Inc., and the former Vice President of National Landfill Operations and Engineering for WCA Waste Corporation.
Derrick has successfully led efforts to obtain over 70 waste disposal/transfer/material recovery facility permits. He has also managed numerous construction projects as well as having been responsible for Capex and Opex management at the national level.
Derrick has participated in or led several legislative efforts related to solid waste management at the local and state levels in several states. He is a graduate of Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, and a veteran of the United States Army.
In 2016, Derrick founded Presidio Environmental with the goal of changing the way recycling and material management functions in the U.S. away from the current broken collection system to an effective and efficient program that limits contamination and increases profitability. He has experience rolling out successful dual-stream recycling programs in a variety of communities and is now leading The Upcycling Company in rolling out effective glass collection programs.
Chris St Peters
Chief Operating Officer
Chris St. Peters joined the Upcycling Company earlier this year to identify, develop, and grow the acquisition process of glass to manufacture the variety of sustainable quality products atGlassWRX. His almost 30 years in the Waste, Recycling, and Renewable Fuels business will ensure that the materials will be captured in the marketplace responsibly, avoiding disposal in the landfills.
He served Star Energy Holding as President of Star BioEnergy & Stella Energia, the Anaerobic Digester technology that produces Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). With NMHI (Huntington AD)well under construction, resourced funds to complete the project. He also had 2 other sites atNTP to Construction, 12 other sites close to NTP and just executed the first develop, build and transfer agreement for a customer.
Previously, he was COO of NuCycle Energy, an alternative fuel company. Recruited to commercialize the technology, he had been instrumental in the start-up of the Plant City location working with the market development, funding, site selection, permitting, and construction oversight. He had previously led the Material Acquisition efforts along with overseeing the operations, he completed a successful test burn at a Cement Plant Miami site which is one of the next five off take agreements he was working to close.
His career began as an apprentice engineer for Magnetek Electric Motor Company, where he designed electric motors, generators, and drives. He transferred to the Sales Department after 2years in the engineering side to help increase market share on the west coast in the Pool and Spa markets.
Later, he transitioned into the waste and recycling industry in 1993 with Browning Ferris Industries three-time winner of the BFI’s most prestigious employee award for achieving over 150% of his goals three years in a row.
Earlier in his career, Chris joined Aspen Waste Systems, Inc. in January of 1998 working directly for the President and CEO. He was responsible for the start-up, sales, business development, and operations of the St. Louis, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa locations.
Chief Marketing Officer
Meagan is an entrepreneurial-minded creative leader who brings variety in her skillset. Her background encompasses experience in strategic team building, departmental process and workflow improvement, program development, content creation within educational strategies, market research, and grant writing to secure funding in the recycling industry.
Her 15-year career is built on a foundation of art education, real world experience, and vast amounts of networking across industries. She currently concentrates specifically on sustainability and material management with a community focus. Her efforts center on launching effective and efficient material collection programs within residential communities and across business centers. She leverages market research and nationwide industry understanding to limit material going to landfills while increasing quality material going to U.S. processors and manufacturers.
She has designed educational content for a variety of ‘clean the stream’ community recycling program roll-outs that successfully educated community residents and businesses on the recycling chain, effectively decreasing contamination in their stream while increasing participation and increasing material value. Meagan consults with waste and recycling haulers, manufacturers who use recycled content, and development companies in the material management industry across the country. She currently leads the marketing and education strategy for The Upcycling Company and works closely with all community collection partners.