Petey is a born and raised Austinite, and is passionate about waste diversion and value added relationships. After more than eight years spent growing the local icon Hey Cupcake!, Petey decided to follow his passions of waste mitigation by founding Locoal Charcoal Company LLC. Locoal works with Central Texas sawmills and carpenters to claim their waste and re-purpose into value added charcoal products.
To better prepare for future zero waste initiatives, Petey enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin Masters of Science in Technology Commercialization program to graduate in May 2019. The US BCSD is the next step for Petey to assist in driving sustainable community impact. He is excited to be participating with a network that is leading the industry on zero waste initiatives. During his free time, you can find Petey gardening, fishing, and playing with his farmyard friends!
Daniel has spent the last six years with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development. He helps design, launch and manage Materials Marketplace projects in Austin, Detroit, Memphis, San Diego, and the nationwide US Materials Marketplace. Daniel also helped launch the Houston Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project, and currently serves on the Communications Committee. His role supports the development of ambitious and practical strategies for reducing building energy consumption by 30% or more in the Houston market. Other professional interests include: social entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on new business opportunities that utilize by-product and waste materials; engaging meeting design and facilitation; team building; and communications and marketing.
An industrialist, Ali Masoudi is a Yale graduate and his work centers on sustainable materials, circular economy and sustainability. As a sustainable materials manager at the US BCSD, Ali is involved in national and statewide Materials Marketplace projects. He is a Certified ISSP Sustainability Associate and a committee chair of Environmental Management and Sustainability at Energy and Environmental Division (EED) of American Society for Quality (ASQ). Ali Masoudi holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from Yale University (2017), and a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from South Korea (2013) and Iran (2008) with a focus on sustainability and manufacturing systems, respectively.