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Management Team

Gary De Laurentiis | Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman
  • 46 years’ of business leadership experience
  • 31 years’ experience in recycling plastic
  • Started and led several successful companies in the plastics industry: Plastics II, RPX Corp., ANEW Corp., ECO2 Plastics
  • Winner of Popular Science “2009 Top 100 Innovations” award for ECO2 Plastics Technology
Mark Gantar | President
  • Global economic development leader that has facilitated complex financial transactions involving public-private partnerships between the United States and 3rd world countries
  • 25 years of business experience owning and running various manufacturing and technology companies
  • Recognized diplomat as Honorary Consul for Ethiopia in Seattle
  • Technology expert with 35 years of experience in technology and Government contracting for software development, cyber security and business intelligence
  • Experienced in structured finance working with various global finance organizations on global infrastructure and sovereign finance
Burak Erten | Executive Vice President International Affairs & Structured Finance
  • President of New Century Funds focus on deployment of institution capital aligned with US interests
  • Licensed fund manager in Luxemburg (authorized by CSSF)
  • Expert with structured finance, risk mitigation strategies and credit enhanced transactions
  • Involved in geo-political negotiations with multiple Governments and multilateral organizations supporting US interests
  • Established Strategic partnerships with financial institutions globally
  • Current C-level/advisory-level roles in various entities and foundations globally
Stan Emert | Executive Vice President of Strategy
  • 30+ years business leadership experience
  • Business school instructor on international business and management
  • Led Symetra Financial to national awards on social responsibility
  • Founder of RainmakersTV, nonprofit media entity covering people doing world-building projects; conducted over 1500 interviews
  • Worked on five continents on business development
  • Consulted on business organizational development for startup tech companies
  • JD from University of Tennessee; BA from Tusculum University; published author
James Klein | Vice President of Engineering
  • Extensive experience in operations management in process/manufacturing industries and operations restructuring as well as the design/engineering and construction of production facilities
  • Key personal involvement in several joint venture initiatives in East Europe and New Zealand
  • BS Chemical Engineering University of Wisconsin
  • Graduate BA – Finance University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Wayne Leggett | Vice President, Finance
  • 40 years of financial experience
  • Former Assistant Treasurer for the Goldfield Corporation
  • Former Partner in the public accounting firm of Hamrick, Leggett & Associates
  • Former CFO of Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp.
  • BSBA from University of Central Florida
Nick Drobac | Vice President of Business Development
  • Eight years consulting on waste-to-energy projects
  • Co-founder and former ED of The Clean Oceans Project, an environmental non-profit focused on plastic pollution remediation in the marine environment
  • Project management and sales experience on large-scale commercial construction projects in the SF Bay Area
  • Graduate of Santa Clara University and Santa Clara University School of Law
Robert Feller | Environmental Scientist/Engineering/Sales and Marketing
  • 36 years working in the environmental industry, graduate degree in environmental sciences
  • Responsible for the EPA S.I.T.E. program submission for solidification and permanent stabilization of PCB laden Hudson River dredge spoils
  • Responsible for successful remediation of the Imperial Oil Superfund Site in Farmingdale, NJ
  • Designed a self contained mobile treatment system for disposal and neutralization of binary nerve agents
  • Worked at numerous Superfund Sites around the country