Greg has spent a lifetime in the recycling industry and the last 30 years in leadership, visionary, and entrepreneurial roles. Currently, Greg serves as the CEO of QRS Recycling and Re-Poly and is a Co-Founder of Evertrak LLC, a composite rail tie company.
After growing up working summers and weekends in the family recycling plant in New Albany Indiana, Greg attended Purdue University on a Marine ROTC scholarship. Upon graduation, he spent eight years as a commissioned officer in the US Marine Corps. Greg began his career at QRS in 1998 as the plant manager of a start-up facility in St. Louis. He has since held positions of increasing responsibility, becoming a market area GM, Chief Operating Officer, and, finally, CEO in 2008.
Through constant innovation into areas such as commercial single stream collection with front loader trucks and centralized, regional mixed container processing, Greg led QRS to become the dominant commercial recycling company in three major markets: St. Louis, Louisville, and Nashville, consisting of five material recovery facilities, one ferrous and metal yard, a fleet of trucks and trailers, and over 300 team mates. Greg spearheaded the sale of the St. Louis MRF businesses to Republic Waste, the Nashville operations to Waste Management, and the Louisville plant to WestRock, resulting in significant equity earnings to QRS.
Greg was instrumental in pivoting the company’s focus to mixed, post-consumer plastics through the regional PRF model, bulky rigid processing and washing, and post-consumer flake and regrind production. Finally, Greg is leading QRS in the execution of a vertically integrated strategy with a vision of a world that ships on recycled plastic. Greg serves on the Board of the Association of Plastic Recyclers and as a steering committee member on the ACC’s Film and Flexible Recycling Group.
Greg lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife, Jennifer, and their six children.