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Shelby Lowe - President

President, Shelby Lowe

Industry leader Shelby Lowe has spent his career with Fortune 500 waste management companies, including Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) and Allied Waste Industries. In these roles, he has managed the growth of multimillion dollar waste divisions and has been instrumental in building successful management teams and launching transfer stations and similar projects across the country.

Lowe has also built and managed his own highly successful solid waste residential and commercial collection company that was eventually purchased by BFI. A Louisiana State University graduate, Lowe is dedicated to bringing quality waste solutions to the Montgomery County community. He brings a wide breadth of waste management knowledge and experience to the Circle Lake Transfer project.

Jon Farley - Manager

Manager, Jon Farley

Back in 2009, Jon Farley had been working at the executive level in waste management for years. He realized there was room for improvements, especially when it came to putting people and communities first. He founded ZTERS Waste Solutions in Cypress, Texas, to provide customer-focused service to the waste broker industry. That company has grown to become one of the top waste brokerages in the country and has twice been named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list.

At the heart of Jon’s business philosophy is people first – whether it’s the customers the company serves or the employees working at all levels of the organization. ZTERS has twice been named a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace for its inclusive culture and employee benefits. The company employs more than a hundred people, and is rapidly growing, at its Cypress headquarters.

Partner, Jim McNaughton

After a 20-year career in corporate solid waste management that culminated in the operation of a $140 million, 16-site collection, transfer station and landfill operation with more than 200 routes employing 600-plus employees, Jim McNaughton co-founded Environmental Business Services in 1999.

Now with over 40 years in the industry, Jim’s experiences range throughout a 10-state region. He and his associates provide solid waste consulting services to cities, counties, small independent companies and Fortune 500 firms.

Allen Engineering

Allen Engineering and Science

In 1993, three founding principals established Eco-Systems, Inc., an environmental science and engineering consulting company. Over the next two decades, this Mississipi-based firm evolved into a company that quickly began competing with much larger national and international corporations as it entered new markets and services. To mark its 20-year anniversary in 2013, the firm changed its name to Allen Engineering and Science (AES) and has matured into a Gulf Coast regional consulting company.

AES provides best-in-class expertise on the design and engineering of waste disposal projects, including transfer stations. Their projects have been recognized for innovative design and ecologically sound engineering practices. Through their Houston office, AES has committed to using local firms for all construction work. Circle Lake Transfer principals have a history of successful project completions with AES.