WE’RE UPCYCLE TECHNOLOGIES,
FORMERLY SUSTAINABLE WASTE POWER SYSTEMS, INC. (SWPS).
Welcome to the wet waste revolution. Sustainable Waste Power Systems, Inc. (SWPS), now Upcycle Technologies, is the inventor and developer of the Garbage In–Power Out “GIPO®” technology in The ReGenerator™. This patented process is the first economically and ecologically viable wet-waste-to-bio-assets technology in the world. We’re providing the first real solution for management conversion of carbon-based wet waste into clean water, steam, heat, gas, electricity and minerals. Real economic value.
We are currently commercializing this new, patented conversion process through the manufacture and sale of small-scale, on-site, waste-to-energy conversion systems. Upcycle Technologies provides on-site waste destruction and energy production, with off-site management. The process takes minutes, not months. Waste that is no longer “managed,” but recovered with an astounding 95% potential asset yield. The Age of Bio-Asset Recovery is here. Come join us.
Andrew Jacobs has a 35-year track record of successfully starting, managing and growing several small and medium sized companies. He currently serves as president of Sustainable Agriculture Fund, a small private investment fund he founded in 2011 whose mission is to provide affordable capital to small and medium sized agricultural enterprises employing environmentally sustainable materials and processes. Andy was previously C.E.O., President and majority shareholder of P.C.C.W. Teleservices (US), Inc. (now HKT Teleservices), a multinational call center service provider, until the completion of the sale of the company to H.K.T. in 2011. H.K.T. is the premier telecommunications service provider in Hong Kong. Mr. Jacobs also served as Upcycle’s interim C.E.O. from 2016 through to 2017.
In 2013, Andy co-founded Urban Farms of Central Ohio, a non-profit organization whose mission is to grow healthy food on abandoned or underutilized urban property. He also serves on the Board of Harlem Grown, a New York City based youth development and urban farming organization (2013-present/Chairman, 2014-2018), as well as the boards of several early stage for-profit companies. He is a member of the Donor Services and Development Advisory Committee of The Columbus Foundation, one of the top ten foundations nationwide based on asset size, and together with his wife, Cathy, owns Shaker View Farm, a 200 acre farm in the Hudson Valley of New York that is being transitioned to the production of certified organic grains, grasses, fruits and vegetables.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan Law School, Andy had previously founded, led and successfully sold Excel Retirement Communities, a builder, developer and operator of luxury multi-family independent and assisted living facilities. Prior to Excel, Andy was a securities and anti-trust litigator at the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.
John Stringer has over 35 years of experience in the power industry, spread across manufacturing, construction and engineering. He recently retired from the position of President Rolls-Royce Nuclear Services. In this role, he held global responsibilities for the Nuclear Engineering and Technical Services performed by Rolls-Royce around the world.
John began his career at General Dynamics Electric Boat in various roles in the designing and building of nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. While at E.B., he was involved in the building of the 688, Trident and Sea Wolf class submarines. He was also the Quonset Point Project Manager overseeing the construction of the first Sea Wolf submarine. After leaving E.B. to join the civil nuclear market, John held positions at several consulting engineering firms. He spent several years with Westinghouse Electric Company managing the overall nuclear plant maintenance and modification business as Vice President of two of its major divisions. He next joined R. Brooks Associates in Rochester, N.Y. as their President. In this role, he oversaw the development of advanced robotics and their implementation for the inspection and repair of such critical nuclear plants as steam generators, reactor vessels and associated piping.
John holds a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from S.U.N.Y. Maritime College and an Executive M.B.A. certificate from Barrington College. He is a also past President and Chairman of the Board of The American Society for Non-Destructive Testing.
Christopher Gillespie has over 30 years of experience in leadership and executive management. Having started his career with General Motors, then transitioning to Electronic Data Systems, Chris has held C.T.O., C.I.O. and C.O.O. positions as well as Senior V.P. positions with Dime Saving Bank, Havas and Prestige Brands. He is an accomplished executive who, with his extensive background, has an innovative approach for delivering customer focused solutions for underperforming companies by increasing their profitability and performance.
Chris holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Louisiana and received his leadership training at Electronic Data Systems. He is currently the Senior Director of Technology Services for the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Patrick Hynes is an entrepreneur primarily focused on construction and real estate development. Mr. Hynes has worked in and around construction for the past 30 years. Patrick co-founded The Martin Group, L.L.C. (T.M.G.), creating a premier nationally recognized design-build construction firm. The proficiency and success of T.M.G. has been the catalyst for building a diversified real estate development portfolio including Matawan Emerald Investments (Commercial), Imperial Development Group (Residential) and 1547 Critical Systems Realty (National Data Center Owner / Operator). Patrick has developed strong partnerships proficient at raising capital, developing sales and marketing strategies and managing operations of their 11 North American real estate assets stretching from Hawaii to New York.
Patrick attended Glassboro State College, is a member of A.F.C.O.M., and 7 X 24 Exchange. He is committed to the vitalization of his hometown by creating jobs, and is most fulfilled while participating in charitable endeavors and helping those in need.
Harris Semegram was Director of Credit for Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., from 2002 until his retirement in 2016. He held positions of increasing responsibility over a 40-year career in credit and risk management with the American Cyanamid Company, Block Drug Company and Brother International. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Semegram was Chairman of the Board for the Federation of Credit and Financial Executives, a financial service organization providing risk assessment and continuing education services. He has also served as either a director or chairman of several industry credit organizations and periodically serves as a consultant on process improvement in accounts receivable management.
Harris holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Manhattan College, in addition to advanced degrees from Pace University and Hunter College. He also holds a Certified Credit Executive designation from the National Association of Credit Management.
Thomas Shields, together with his brother, Kevin Shields, is a principal of Harbour Mechanical Corporation, a major mechanical contracting firm providing the New York construction community with top quality installations and service since 1983. Tom has worked in the mechanical contracting industry for over 30 years.
Mike Gillespie is the inventor and co-founder of Sustainable Waste Power Systems, Inc., (S.W.P.S.) now Upcycle Technologies. Mike has brought this new technology from inception, bench scale, demonstration scale, and now commercial scale as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Engineer throughout the process. Mike’s multi-faceted background has given him invaluable design skills, as well as a range of practical application skills ranging from controls programming, system fabrication, system operations, to “swinging wrenches”.
Mike holds a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering , Thermal Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. He has 10 years of experience in design/construction engineering prior to founding S.W.P.S., is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York, and was previously certified by U.S.G.B.C. as a LEED Accredited Professional, and by the U.S. Coast Guard as a 3rd Assistant Engineer for Unlimited Horsepower Steam, Diesel and Gas Turbine ship propulsion (now inactive).
I don’t have any fancy degrees or pedigrees like the rest of these guys. But none of them would have a job if it wasn’t for me. I am an expert on all kinds of wet waste. My focus at Upcycle Technologies is to make the wet waste revolution affordable, ecological and profitable for farmers, food producers and distillers everywhere. I feel as lucky as a pig in well, you know, to be transforming the waste-management industrial complex into something exciting, efficient and new.