Richard d’Abo (Chairman): Richard is a founder of NPE. His early backing was responsible for securing the Vero Beach site for NPE’s initial project in Florida. Richard’s strategic business and financial counsel has proven invaluable for NPE. Richard is a partner in the private equity firm The Yucaipa Companies in Los Angeles, California. Richard is Chairman of Eimskip, a publicly traded Icelandic shipping company, and a trustee of Americold Realty Trust, a privately owned REIT, which is the largest cold storage company in the world.
John Cruikshank (President): Since 2001, John has focused exclusively in the environmental fields of waste management and renewable energy. John’s strength is in business development. He leads NPE’s efforts to site new project opportunities, develop and manage critical relationships with communities, as well as with political and regulatory leaders, and effectively oversee the permitting and development process.
John Shultz (Executive Vice President of Operations): John brings more than 30 years in the waste/recycling business. Holding numerous positions in Operations Mgmt, Brokerage and Mill Procurement. Previously with CP Group and Republic Services, John started his career with Smurfit Recycling. A graduate of Western Illinois University BA in Business and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School MBA.
Charles “Charley” Dargan (Chief Financial Officer): As CFO, Charley is responsible for managing the accounting, finance and budgeting of NPE. Charley brings 30-plus years of investment banking and securities experience and hands-on experience guiding and preparing early-stage companies for significant growth and capital market transactions.