U.S. Submergent Team Bios

The U.S. Submergent Technologies leadership team has over 100+ years experience in water infrastructure, solid/liquid waste and recycling, sustainability, operations management, and project management. Our experts are pleased to provide exceptional customer service to our clients and potential clients. To get in touch with our team and learn more about our GritGone Process®, please contact us today.



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, swimming, and practicing yoga.



General Manager

With more than 30-years of facility and operations management experience, Paul Meding serves as the General Manager of USST’s Florida branch of operations. Specializing in managing large-scale projects, Paul has experience in leading hurricane cleanup efforts, power plant explosion cleanup and recovery efforts, remediation projects, sunken vessel salvage and recovery, tanker roll-over, and petroleum and chemical spill response projects on both land and marine environments. He has directed large storage tank cleaning projects for petroleum and chemical storage facilities, and as a licensed maritime captain and shipyard competent person, managed marine operations on the Deepwater Gulf Oil Spill.

Paul is an active member of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) of Florida District 10, an organization focusing on proactive planning to assist in the protection of the general public and local environment, as well as an executive committee member of the Port Canaveral Safety Committee.

As the General Manager for USST, Paul oversees all aspects of Florida operations, including maintaining customer satisfaction, managing health and safety procedures, and facilitating day-to-day projects.



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 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 grandson. Randy keeps fit by engaging in a weekly basketball game with friends and squeezes in a golf game when he can.



Project Advisor

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.



Project Advisor

With many years’ experience in business development and national sales, Joe Hill brings valuable knowledge from his time spent working in the construction industry as well as healthcare and technical products to U.S. Submergent Technologies.

As one of USST’s most positive and action-oriented team members, Joe applies his 20 years of industry expertise to customer stewardship, understanding technical plans and specs, and managing time-sensitive schedules in the field. You can find him primarily covering the middle portion of Florida, from Sarasota-Manatee counties and beyond on the West Coast, to Sebastian, Boca Raton, and everything in-between on the East Coast.

Although he grew up in Indiana and is a graduate of Indiana State University, Joe currently resides in Wellington, Florida where he spends his time fishing, camping, riding ATVs, and beach combing for elusive treasure. He also enjoys martial arts and was proud to be named the 2019 National Tae Kwon Do Open Sparring Champion.



Operations Manager

Aaron Hood is USST's most seasoned Operations Managers. 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, field operations management, equipment development, and ability to manage challenging projects.

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.



Operations Manager

Paul Del Favero currently serves as one of USST’s Operations Managers. 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.