Donald F. Moorehead
Chairman of the Board and CEO of Paragon Waste Solutions
Donald Moorehead is currently the Chairman and CEO of Highland Holdings, Inc. and for the past 15 years has been consulting on projects and businesses in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, Texas and Hawaii. Mr. Moorehead brings to SEER more than 30 years of C-level management experience in the solid waste industry and was noted as one of the most influential players in the solid waste industry during the 1990’s orchestrating multi-million and billion dollar mergers and acquisitions throughout the world.
Mr. Moorehead’s career began after graduating from the University of Tulsa in 1972 with a degree in Engineering Mathematics. From 1977 until 1984 Moorehead served in various positions with Waste Management. In 1985, Mr. Moorehead founded Mid-American Waste Systems, an integrated solid waste management entity and, as chairman of the board and chief executive officer, he led the company through an initial public offering (IPO). In 1994, as the founder and acting chairman of USA Waste, an integrated non-hazardous waste company, Mr. Moorehead bought Pittsburgh-based Chambers Development Company in a $725-million transaction that, at the time, created the fourth-largest solid waste company in North America. Just four years later, USA Waste, upon acquiring Waste Management in a $13 billion- dollar merger became the largest solid waste company in the world. Mr. Moorehead was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of USA Waste from October 1990 until May 1994. From 1994 through August 1997, he was vice chairman and chief development officer.
After multiple successful exits in the waste industry, Mr. Moorehead was inducted into the Environmental Industry Association (EIA) Hall of Fame in June 1998. The award selection was based on a long career of service and outstanding contributions to the waste industry. Mr. Moorehead later continued lending his board expertise as a board member for SourceCorp, a NASDAQ listed business process outsourcing company, Metal Management and United Road Service, all successfully filing IPO’s during his tenure.
J. John Combs III
CEO, President and Secretary
Mr. Combs, a SEER Founder, is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors, and CEO. He also serves as General Counsel. Mr. Combs has been Vice President of REGS since 2004, was the founder and President of Tactical Cleaning in 2005, and remains its President. Before joining the Company he owned and operated the law firm of Combs & Associates from 1989 to 2003. Prior to that he was an associate in the law firm of Berman & Blanchard in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1989, and an associate in the law firm of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’hara & Samuelian, in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1987. His experience in private practice has included corporate maintenance, international finance, and business litigation. Over the last 30 years he has served as an officer and director of various sized corporations, both public and private, and was a Director and Officer of Armada Water Assets, Inc until his resignation in September 2014. For the past five years Mr. Combs has not served as a director of a public company, other than SEER. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, with honors, and a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 1983.
Mr. Dieterich is the founder and managing partner of Dieterich & Associates, a litigation and commercial law firm based in Los Angeles, California, providing legal services to entrepreneurial and emerging technology companies during the past 33 years. His firm specializes in venture capital and private equity financings, as well as in SEC compliance issues for public companies. He obtained his undergraduate engineering degree from Virginia Tech, graduate engineering degree from UC Berkeley (1970) and graduated from the joint Law and Economics program at UCLA in 1979, after serving six years in the US Air Force as a flight instructor in advanced jets. He has been a Director of the Company since 2008 and was Secretary from 2008 until November 2013.