U.S. Submergent Team Bios
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Denver Stutler, Jr.’s 25-year career includes a unique combination of both public and private sector experience in the water infrastructure industry at an executive level. With a background in civil engineering, Denver began his career in 1989 by joining Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc. (CDM), an international environmental engineering firm. Denver gained valuable technical underpinnings and rose to become a Principal at CDM. He was appointed Chief of Staff of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) in 1999. While working to protect our Nation’s air and water with the FDEP, Denver gained a working knowledge of regulatory framework and learned the ins and outs of the political arena. He then served as Chief of Staff to Governor Jeb Bush from 2003 to 2005, gaining important insight into the workings of government at the federal, state and local level.
In 2005, he was appointed and confirmed by the Florida Senate as Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) where he led a $9 billion agency responsible for transportation in Florida including highway, port, airport, public transportation, and rail systems.
In 2011, Denver co-founded and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Submergent Technologies. Acting as lead visionary and intricately involved in USSTs day-to-day activities, Denver draws upon his past leadership experiences to guide the USST team to success with a focus on safety, integrity, dependability, and innovation.
In his spare time, Denver enjoys an active lifestyle, spending time with his family, and practicing yoga.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Bruce has been an integral part of the U.S. Submergent Technologies team since 2013. He is expert in providing financial and operational leadership, having served in the roles of President, CFO and COO to various companies and industries.
Jim has managed and been involved with investments of numerous types including airline, automotive, marine, restaurant, real estate, manufacturing, and manufactured housing communities. He has planned and worked through many complex operational, financial and tax strategies as they relate to these industries and their controlled groups.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Business, Jim currently serves as USST’s CFO and is responsible for the overall financial strategy, working closely with the CEO.
Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and is an avid reader and history buff. He also has a penchant for old cars, having owned Classic Chevy International, publisher of Classic Chevy World and Worldwide Camaro magazines. You can catch him cruising the streets of Central Florida in his Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car.
Business Development Manager
With more than 26-years of experience in the solid/liquid waste and recycling industry, Randy Cordrey has expertise in waste-to-energy, organic residual management, and providing sustainability opportunities for companies. He specializes in building valuable relationships in the industry, managing customer accounts and growth, and strategic thinking.
Randy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Radford University in Radford, VA. Having worked with and formed relationships with Fortune 500 companies during his career, he was responsible for the sales and growth plans for Browning Ferris Industries from 1990 to 2002.
In 2016, Randy joined the U.S. Submergent Technologies team, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. He covers the South Florida area and is your go-to guy for answering technical questions regarding USST capabilities.
He currently resides in Miami, Florida and spends his time with his family and new grandson. Randy keeps fit by engaging in a weekly basketball game with friends and squeezes in a golf game when he can.
Originally from New England and a graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, New York, Matt Nestor graduated with a degree in Business Management, and has more than 12 years’ experience under his belt as a sales professional.
He brings valuable experience working most recently for a solid waste and recycling company for more than 6-years, focusing on manufacturing and industrial facilities, as well as large construction companies.
Currently based out of Jacksonville, Florida, Matt joined the USST team in 2018 and currently covers the North Florida and South Georgia area. He is quickly becoming an expert in the submergent cleaning industry and is a reliable resource for clients.
You can find Matt cheering for all manner of Boston sports teams, and in his free time, likes to fish, golf, work around the house and spend time with his family.
Aaron Hood is U.S. Submergent’s (USST) most seasoned Field Supervisor. He began his career in the Agriculture field in 2007, running heavy equipment and managing irrigation systems and spray crews for citrus groves. He joined the USST team in 2014 and has proven himself an expert on the GritGone Process® and Combination3® truck operation and equipment.
Currently, Aaron manages a variety of project activities, including best approaches on cleaning and removing debris from structures ranging from wastewater treatment tanks to collection systems, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of the USST field crew on a daily basis. Having completed more than 80-hours of safety compliance and on-the-job training, he maintains, safely operates, and oversees the operation of pump trucks, vacuum trucks, roll-off trucks and other company vehicles, including pre and post-trip inspections. Aaron also serves as the communication bridge between the USST crew and the client, providing regular project updates and excellent customer service.
An avid outdoorsman and Atlanta Braves fan, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, and passing the time out on the water in his airboat with friends and dog Turner.
PAUL DEL FAVERO
Paul Del Favero currently serves as one of USST’s Field Supervisors. Paul joined the USST team in 2015 and has a proven record for managing challenging jobs on time and on budget. His daily activities include implementing and monitoring jobsite health and safety, overseeing all job-related activities, providing direction to field crew, monitoring and reporting job costs, controlling job scope, and maintaining heavy equipment, fleet and supplies.
Paul is adept at problem solving and managing multiple tasks concurrently. He routinely oversees complex jobs with elevated health and safety components such as confined space entry and jobs requiring supplied air. He has helped to develop the USST Health and Safety Program and serves as the company’s subject-matter expert regarding health and safety standards and implementation. Paul has also completed more than 80-hours of safety compliance and on-the-job training.
A passionate reader and owner of two dogs, Toby and Dixie, Paul has dabbled in public speaking and enjoys volunteering his time to local non-profits in the Orlando, Florida area.