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
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OUR CHAIRMAN AND CEO
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.
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.
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. Isaac Dietrich - Isaac Dietrich founded Greenwave and previously held the following positions with the company: Chief Executive Officer (April 2013 – October 2017, December 2017 – September 2021); Chairman of the Board (April 2013 – October 2017, December 2018 – June 2021); Chief Financial Officer (April 2013 – May 2014, August 2017 – October 2017, March 2021 – November 2021); and a member of its Board of Directors (April 2013 – November 2021). Mr. Dietrich was a consultant to Greenwave from February 2022 to April 2023.
During this time, Mr. Dietrich was instrumental in closing public and private offerings of equity instruments for proceeds of tens of millions of dollars, developing a shareholder base of more than 27,000 investors, and closing an acquisition that resulted in the company generating $33.9 million in revenue in fiscal year 2022.
From September 2022 to present, Mr. Dietrich has served as the Director of Finance of Thumzup Media Corporation. Since February 2023, Mr. Dietrich has served on Alpha Energy, Inc.’s Board of Directors and as Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Our Independent Directors
Mr. Henry Sicignano - Mr. Sicignano currently serves as the President of Charlie’s Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CHUC), a publicly traded consumer goods company with sales extending to more than 90 countries, a role which he has held since April 2021. Prior to this role, from March 2015 through July 2019, he served as Chief Executive Officer of 22nd Century Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XXII), a publicly listed plant biotechnology company. Additionally, Mr. Sicignano has served as director of Kartoon Studios, Inc. (NYSE: TOON) since May 2023 and served as General Manager at NOCO Energy Corp, as well as Vice President at Kittinger Furniture Company, Inc. He also served on the board of directors of Anandia Laboratories, Inc., which was acquired in 2018. Mr. Sicignano holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.
Mr. Sicignano serves chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the 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. From December 2015 to July 2022, Mrs. Lanthorn served as an Account Executive at Brown & Brown Insurance, where she managed one of the company’s largest books of business, managed employees and their books, trained new employees, and performed various other administrative duties. Since August 2022, Mrs. Lanthorn has been a Senior Account Manager at Marsh Mclennan Agency, LLC, where she manages large corporate accounts.
Mrs. Lanthorn serves on as Chairwoman of the Compensation and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees and as a member of the Audit Committee.
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.
Mr. Jason Adelman - Mr. Adelman is the Founder and Managing Member of Burnham Hill Capital Group, LLC, a privately held financial advisory firm, and serves as Managing Member of Cipher Capital Partners LLC, a private investment fund. Mr. Adelman also serves as a member of the board of directors of Trio-Tech International (Nasdaq: TRT) and Oblong, Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLG). Prior to founding Burnham Hill Capital Group, LLC in 2003, Mr. Adelman served as Managing Director of Investment Banking at H.C. Wainwright and Co., Inc. Mr. Adelman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, and from Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree.
Mr. Adelman serves on the Company's Compensation, and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committees.