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Lesage, West Virginia 25537

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ECO-FIRST is a family-owned corporation founded in 1998. Its primary offices are located in Lesage, West Virginia, just off Interstate 64 between Huntington and Charleston. The company also operates a waste management facility in Huntington, West Virginia, and a bulk petroleum transfer facility in Gallipolis, Ohio.

ECO-FIRST provides a full scope of environmental and safety services to clients throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, including consulting, disposal, remediation, training, emergency response and other services.

Should you have any questions or would like more information about ECO-FIRST, please feel free to contact us on-line or by telephone. We would love to share with you the resumes of our personnel and corporation, and provide you with a list of references who we are confident will share with you their pleasant experiences.
P.O. Box 390
Lesage, West Virginia 25537-0390

Corporate Offices:
3 Harvest View Drive
Lesage, West Virginia 25537

Waste Management Facility:
6100 Kyle Lane
Huntington, West Virginia 25537

Petroleum Bulk Plant:
ECO-FIRST, Inc./Capital City Oil, Inc.
683 State Route 7 North (Rear)
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

Phone: 304-736-7303
Fax: 304-736-7332
Toll Free Phone: 877-736-7303

Web Site:

DANA TOMES, General Manager

Dana TomesDana L. Tomes serves as general manager of ECO-FIRST and oversees all operations of the corporation. Tomes, who founded the company in November 1998 and serves as its president and majority shareholder, is a graduate of Marshall University and has spent much of his life in the environmental and emergency services fields.

A former fire chief and fire academy director, Tomes began his environmental career as a newspaper correspondent for a national news organization, writing newspaper articles related to government and environmental affairs. He later served as a project manager for a world-wide environmental remediation firm managing field projects throughout the eastern U.S.

Immediately prior to founding ECO-FIRST, he worked as a partner and chairman of the board of a regional environmental services firm. He maintains national certifications as a professional firefighter and emergency medical technician, and holds numerous environmental, health and safety instructor certifications.

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STERLING AYERS, Operations Manager

Sterling AyersSterling E. Ayers serves as the operations manager of ECO-FIRST’s field services group with sole responsibility for managing the company’s many environmental and safety projects.

He brings to ECO-FIRST more than two decades of industrial cleaning management and operations experience and joined the ECO-FIRST family in 2005 with the acquistion of the company's MOTEC Division, Mobile Truck and Equipment Cleaning.  Ayers had been with MOTEC since 1986 until it's purchase by ECO-FIRST in 2005.

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MILLARD RYDER, Waste Transportation Supervisor

Millard M. RyderMillard M. Ryder serves as the manager of ECO-FIRST's waste transportation group.  His primary duties include the daily management and operation of the company's involvement with hazardous and non regulated waste transportation and disposal.  Daily tasks include the proper manifesting, labeling, grouping, placarding, storage and transportation of waste containers to various recycling and disposal facilities used by ECO-FIRST.

Ryder is a lifelong resident of Milton, WV, and previously spent 12 years in the construction industry before joining Mobile Truck and Equipment Cleaning, Inc., in 1997. He served as an industrial cleaning technician with MOTEC until the company was acquired by ECO-FIRST in May 2005.

In his off time, Ryder enjoys rebuilding trucks and fishing.

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LEE RYDER , Waste Management Supervisor

Lee RyderLee Ryder is the facility manager at ECO-FIRST, charged with maintaining the company's Lesage, WV facilities and managing the many waste streams which pass through the facility. Lee's duties include maintaining the physical properties as well as consolidating non regulated, non hazardous and universal wastes into bulk containers in preparation for shipment to other regional disposal and recycling facilities.

Lee brings more than 30 years of management experience to ECO-FIRST, including more than eight years in the construction industry and more than 11 years in the underground utilities industry. Lee, who joined the ECO-FIRST team in 2014, is proficient in construction technologies, welding, maintenance, and heavy equipment operation.

A native of Milton, WV, Lee can be found on a local lake fishing in his spare time or in the woods during hunting season.

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CHAD GUNDY , Industrial Cleaning Supervisor

Chad Gundy, Industrial Cleaning SupervisorChad Gundy joined ECO-FIRST in 2015 as the company's Industrial Cleaning Supervisor. He is a gradate of Huntington High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Chad previously worked as a crane operator, chemical blender and laborer before founding his own construction and remodeling company.

Chad is the father of five and currently lives in Barboursville, WV. In his off time he can be found performing handyman duties, cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, or spending time with his family.

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RANDI MORRELL , Office Manager

Randi Morrell, Office ManagerRandi L. Morrell joined the ECO-FIRST team in 2015 as the company's office manager. Randi is a Marshall University graduate with a bachelors degree in business and a masters degree in human resource management. She worked as a Marshall student to spread eco-friendly awareness to students through Marshall's Sustainability Department.

Randi has more than 15 years of customer service experience gained through various jobs, and she maintains a Class A commercial drivers license.

She is a lifelong resident of the Tri-State area and enjoys spending time with her young son and working around her house in her spare time.

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