Steve has been involved with the development of the Microwave Reduction technology since its inception in 1989 as the associate for Dr. Charles Emery, the inventor. Steve was originally involved with the design, operation and testing of the original test and prototype units, applied to both medical waste and tire reduction which continued until 1992. Steve joined Environmental Waste International Inc. in 1993 when it was formed to further develop the Microwave Reduction technology. Since that time Steve has been involved in all aspects of the research and development as well as the operations. This experience included the design and operation of the original pilot tire reduction facility at the Ajax plant. Steve has also been involved in the design of the next generation tire reduction facility. He brings an intimate knowledge of the process and plant design that cannot be matched on the team.