Mr. John Lorenz is GlyEco's founder, the CEO and Chairman of the Board (19.3% shareholder). Mr. Lorenz founded Environmental Waste of America, Inc. in 1986, where he served as President and CEO between 1986 and 1997 until its merger with Envirofil, Inc. This is the public company which, through a series of mergers and acquisitions, morphed into Waste Management, Inc. (WM) NYSE with a market cap of $ 15.5 Billion. Waste Management currently offers environmental services to nearly 20 million customers. Together with its competitor Republic Services, Inc., the companies handle over 50% of the municipal solid waste disposal and recycling in the US.