OUR JOURNEY

From humble beginnings with one small scrap yard in Greenville, NC, Greenwave has grown to become one of its region's leading metal scrap operators. Through the roll-up of independent, profitable metal recycling facilities, we plan to rapidly expand our footprint. 

ABOUT OUR CHAIRMAN AND CEO

DANNY MEEKS

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Our History

OUR CHAIRMAN AND CEO

DANNY MEEKS

At 18 years old, with one truck, Mr. Meeks started a hauling company which he quickly expanded by re-investing its profits. Within two years, Mr. Meeks had won contracts to provide hauling services for some of the region's largest projects, including the expansion of the Chesapeake-Bay Bridge Tunnel.

A seasoned businessman, husband, father of four, and patron of his local community, Mr. Meeks uses a unique set of skills and experiences to drive Greenwave's growth.

2004

EMPIRE IS FOUNDED

Starting with a single metal scrap yard in Greenville, NC, Danny Meeks started Empire Services, Inc. The business was a success from day one and Mr. Meeks began planning its expansion.

2007

EMPIRE EXPANDS TO 5 YARDS

By 2007, Empire had grown to 5 metal recycling facilities almost entirely through the re-investment of its profits and cashflows generated by operations.

Our Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Howard H. Jordan - Since May 2016, Mr. Jordan has owned CFO Partners, Inc., a financial consulting company. From July 2016 to October 2020, Mr. Jordan served as controller for Roof Services, a commercial roofing contractor which was acquired by Tecta America in December 2018, where he was responsible for all accounting activities at a subsidiary with sales of approximately $35 million and 150 employees. From March 2013 to May 2016, Mr. Jordan served as Chief Financial Officer for NSC Technologies, Inc., a staffing company where he was responsible for all accounting and finance activities which he helped grow its annual revenues from approximately $20 million to approximately $100 million. NSC conducted business in 23 states, principally along the East and West Coasts and Gulf states and provided painters, welders, pipefitters, etc., to public and private shipyards in those regions. Mr. Jordan graduated from the University of Richmond, where he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Robins School of Business.

Our Independent Directors

Mr. J. Bryan Plumlee - Mr. Plumlee is a Co-Managing Shareholder of Poole Brooke Plumlee PC, where he serves as Chairman of the firm’s Litigation Department and manages its Court Collection Department. His practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on business, land use, environmental law and product liability, including aviation litigation. As part of a vibrant land use practice, Mr. Plumlee heads a team within the firm specializing in environmental remediation projects. Mr. Plumlee has been an attorney with Poole Brooke Plumlee PC (formerly Huff Poole Mahoney, PC) since August 1999.
 

Mr. Plumlee’s clients include multiple regional businesses, professionals, insurance companies as well as municipalities. Mr. Plumlee has been repeatedly elected by his peers to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite and Virginia Super Lawyers in the categories of Civil Litigation Defense and Environmental Litigation. Mr. Plumlee has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Plumlee serves as Chairman of the Company's Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.
 

Mrs. Cheryl Lanthorn - Mrs. Lanthorn began her career as a Personal Administrator at Welton, Duke & Hawks before rising to an Accounting Administrator due to her work-ethic, extensive accounting knowledge, and attention to detail. For the next 14 years, Mrs. Lanthorn was a Software Trainer and Content Developer for Applied Systems, Inc., where she created webinars and instructional documentation to teach employees how to best utilize TAM, Vision, Epic, and other scalable software programs. Since December 2015, Mrs. Lanthorn has served as an Account Executive at Brown & Brown Insurance, where she manages one of the company’s largest books of business, manages employees and their books, trains new employees, and performs various other administrative duties.

Mrs. Lanthorn serves on the Company's Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.

 

Mr. John Wood – Since 1998, Mr. Wood has served as a licensed real estate agent in Virginia. Since 2010, He has served as the Principal Broker of John E. Wood Realty, Inc., based in Chesapeake, Virginia, where through his extensive relationships with business and community leaders, he has become one of the region’s most active real Residential, Commercial and Property Management Brokers. He is also the Virginia Principal Broker for two other companies, which rank in the top 10 in the nation.  In July 2018, he launched American Contracting Services, LLC, which has successfully completed hundreds of Commercial and Residential construction projects.

​Mr. Wood serves on the Company's Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.

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