Scott E. State, P.E., joined WCS in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. A nuclear engineer by education, Mr. State is well-known in the industry for his outstanding technical skills and executive management background with large, complex organizations. He has extensive experience in development and financial advisory projects for the military, nuclear and private industry, and also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar Group Services, Inc.
Earlier in his career, Mr. State worked as a consultant on several development and financial advisory projects, including a $120 million remediation of a 9,000-acre former military facility, technical program management consulting, and executive level support focused on cleaning up former nuclear weapons and nuclear power plant sites. He also served as Chairman and CEO of MACTEC, Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental and construction services worldwide with 80 locations, which he helped grow into an industry leader. He has successfully completed projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia.
Mr. State holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nuclear Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management, and is a licensed Nuclear Engineer. He formerly held an NRC Reactor Operators license, DOE “Q” clearance, and DoD Top Secret clearance.
CEO & Chief Nuclear Officer
David Carlson is President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Control Specialists, operator of a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility in Texas.
Carlson has more than 25 years of experience leading the growth and operations of nuclear energy and environmental management companies. He previously served as senior vice president of Veolia Nuclear Solutions (Kurion) where he provided technology solutions for nuclear decommissioning, including support of recovery from the accident in Fukushima Japan. Prior roles include chief operating officer and chief nuclear officer at Gen4 Energy – an advanced reactor startup company, chief operating officer of Aqua-Chem – a manufacturer of water purification equipment, and chief operating officer of Duratek – a radioactive waste management company.
Carlson graduated from the US Naval Academy and began his career as a nuclear submarine officer.
President & COO
Jeff Adix joined WCS as Chief Financial Officer at the end of 2018, bringing financial management experience from multiple large global companies, along with knowledge of the waste disposal, decommissioning, and environmental services industries gained from his financial leadership roles within Veolia’s North American Environmental Services business and NorthStar Group Services, Inc. Mr. Adix continues to serve as NorthStar’s Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Adix began his career as a CPA in the Milwaukee office of Arthur Andersen. He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Drake University, with majors in Corporate Finance, Accounting, and Computer Information Systems.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms Sanchez has been with WCS since 2000. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance, waste operations, strategic development and community relations. Ms. Sanchez received a BS in Accounting from Texas Tech and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President of Key Initiatives and Communications
Mr. Burns has 35 years of experience in the waste generation and disposal business. He has been with WCS since January 2009. His broad experience includes operations, project management, D&D, business development, and management.
Dan supervises WCS’ sales and marketing efforts, develops pricing strategies and coordinates efforts with operations and licensing.
Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development
Mr. Williams has been with WCS since 2007 and has over 18 years of experience in waste management, business development, project management, operations, quality control, regulatory compliance, and safety. Mr. Williams is responsible for the Technical Services organization including waste profiles, shipment authorizations, waste acceptance, and waste compliance matters for commercial and federal customers.
Vice President of Integration and Customer Services
Matt works with Federal Customers, focusing on Department of Energy Customers.
Mr. LaBarge has been with WCS since 2010 serving various roles in business development and technical services. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the radioactive and hazardous waste industry. In his business development role, Matt relies on his strengths in understanding generator operations and needs along with excellent hazardous and radioactive waste technical skills.
Elizabeth works with Industrial and Federal Customers, focusing on the non-Utility Commercial Customers.
Ms. Broda has been with WCS since 2018 serving in business development and customer service. Elizabeth has 15 years of experience in the radioactive and hazardous waste industry. In her business development role, Elizabeth relies on her strengths in understanding generator operations and needs along with excellent understanding to connect the right resources to fulfill customer needs.
Patrick works with Oil & Gas and NORM Customers Nationwide.
Mr. Bailey recently joined WCS to further WCS efforts to support the Oil & Gas and NORM customers. Patrick has rich experience in the managing waste in these areas and has assisted customers in providing innovative and cost effective waste treatment and disposal. Patrick has an excellent understanding of regulatory framework throughout the nation and is a certified Radiation Safety Officer and NORM surveyor.
Dan supports Nuclear Power Plant Customers.
Mr. Davis has been with WCS for several years in Business Development and Sales. Dan has over 35 years experience, primarily in the Nuclear Power Plant industry. He has represented several prominent companies providing waste management, treatment, and disposal and is a recognized leader in these areas. Dan relies on his excellent working knowledge and experience of waste systems and his customer focused approach with his clients.
Steve supports Nuclear Power Plant Customers.
Mr. Ferguson has been with WCS since 2011 in Nuclear Power Plant Business Development and Sales. Steve has an excellent understanding of options that customers have for waste management and disposal. Steve has worked at waste generating facilities, processors in both operations and radiation safety groups.
Dave supports new and existing customers with all transportation and cask needs.
Mr. Tolbert is an accomplished operations manager and transportation system professional with diverse experiences at nuclear power plants, trucking, rail, and cask transport. He is a detail-oriented, thorough manager who meets deadlines, accommodates customer needs, provides solutions, and provides excellent customer service.