A Better Way to Grow

The 2019 merger of STC and Intergulf Corporation created CIRCON, a waste recycling and management company providing innovative technologies and services that turn problematic material into valuable products or fuels. We stand apart by providing personalized service powered by a close-knit team with a combined century’s worth of problem-solving experience.

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1951
Sumter Transport Company is founded in Sumter, South Carolina, providing cost- and labor-saving approaches to waste management and transportation.
1983
Intergulf Fuels is formed in Channelview, Texas, blending and selling bunker fuels in shore tanks in a public terminal.
1990
STC develops the first in its family of patents with the Roberoller agitated tanker system, which keeps heavy sludges in suspension during transport, preventing build-up of tanker heels.
1995
Intergulf Fuels partners with ChemSep, Inc., a leader in waste recycling and disposal.
1999
ChemSep, Inc. constructs the Bayport processing plant in Pasadena, Texas, expanding its innovative recycling services to wastewater, tank bottoms, and recoverable petroleum products.
2001
After a long partnership, Intergulf Fuels and ChemSep, Inc. merge to form Intergulf Corporation.
2006
STC partners with KilnDirect to provide customers with access to dedicated facilities where waste is repurposed to valuable fuel products.
2008
STC continues to pioneer innovative technologies, creating a better way to manage and transport waste.
2010
Intergulf constructs an atmospheric distillation column in La Porte, Texas, designed to refine mixed hydrocarbons for future use in petroleum products.
2015
An evaporative distillation unit and oil recovery unit are installed at Intergulf’s Hwy 225 facility, expanding its ability not only to recover but also to repurpose waste as part of blended fuels.
2018
By acquiring the Pasadena, Texas-based waste management business Lonestar Ecology, Intergulf boosts its ability to handle hazardous waste and expands solutions available to the Gulf Coast market.
2019
The acquisition of Beaver Oil, which provides waste management services in the Midwest, expands Intergulf’s geographic reach to include the nation’s second largest refining market.

Intergulf and STC come together to form CIRCON Environmental, a forward-thinking leader in refinery tank cleaning, transportation, and waste management.

A Better Way to Lead

Get to know the industry veterans and forward-thinking executives leading the CIRCON family.

Joel
Hartley

Environmental Health and
Safety Manager

Mr. Hartley has more than 25 years of experience in the waste disposal, recycling, transportation, and logistics industries. He’s held positions in operations, transportation, warehousing, sales, and management, and throughout the course of the last decade, he’s focused his expertise on the management of health, safety, and environmental affairs.

 

Marc
Scott

Sr. VP of Sales

Mr. Scott has 15 years of experience in environmental services between his tenure at Republic Services and Stericycle. He has led teams both domestically and internationally in sales and marketing, and is known for developing talent and diving deep into every project to achieve the desired outcomes.

Gary
Higginbotham

Sr. VP of Business Development

Mr. Higginbotham has more than 30 years of experience in environmental services, focused on the refinery and petrochemical industries. As the Sr. VP of Business Development, he manages the corporate-level relationships for all of our refinery and petrochemical customers and leads our sustainability efforts. He serves as a nonvoting board member at American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and serves on their Environmental and Sustainability Committees.

David
Burkhardt

VP of Client Services

Mr. Burkhardt has spent more than 25 years working in the waste, recycling, processing, and industrial services industries. He is currently serving as the VP of Client Services and has previously held positions as VP of Sales, Director of Sales, and Business Unit Manager for companies in the same industry.

 

Marc
Sansom

Chief Operating Officer

Between his past tenure at Waste Management and his time at Intergulf (now CIRCON Environmental), Mr. Sansom has more than two decades of experience in the solid waste industry. Since joining Intergulf nearly 16 years ago, he has held roles in sales, accounting, and operations.

Joe
Brunetti

President

Mr. Brunetti has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and operations, and has served as CFO of several private equity-sponsored companies. He’s a results-focused leader with a proven record of building strong teams, communicating effectively with all levels of an organization, and delivering bottom-line value.

Frank
Iezzi

CEO

Mr. Iezzi is a veteran business leader who’s led a series of companies to success over the past two decades. With humor and passion, he brings a unique capacity to create and motivate teams that share a single value proposition. CEO of CIRCON Environmental since its founding, Mr. Iezzi draws on his experience in multiple global industries to devise timely, environmentally wise strategies with a commitment to measurable sustainability. His hands-on leadership has set the direction for CIRCON from company culture to customer service, promising continued growth in value while producing unique solutions that satisfy employees, customers, and shareholders.

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