December 17, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. – AQUALIS is pleased to announce that Richard Matero has been named Chief Executive Officer of the company. Matero joins AQUALIS from CBRE FacilitySource, the leading outsourced facility service company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for five years. Matero guided FacilitySource from seven to nine-figure revenue and was integral to the company's acquisition of CBRE in 2018.
Prior to FacilitySource, Matero was President of Control Holding Group, where FacilitySource was incubated prior to its spin out as an independent company. He possesses more than 30 years of facility service experience, including additional C-suite leadership positions at International Service Systems and Initial Contract Services.
"I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead and build upon the rich heritage that has made AQUALIS a dominating player in stormwater management services. Having worked in the services industry most of my career, this is a natural transition for me, but I am most excited to work in a sector contributing to the health of our environment," said Matero.
DeVer Warner, Principal at DFW, said, "We are excited to support AQUALIS' rapid growth by adding Mr. Matero to the growing executive team. Under his leadership, we look forward to continuing to serve our customers and meet complex regulatory compliance challenges with excellent service quality and a strong culture of environmental stewardship."
AQUALIS Founder Blain McClure, who will remain active on the company's Board of Directors, added, "Mr. Matero is joining the AQUALIS team during an exciting period of growth for the company. His irreproachable reputation in the facility service sector coupled with his unyielding commitment to customer service is a natural fit with the culture at AQUALIS. We're thrilled to have him aboard!"
AQUALIS provides stormwater management services. The company offers commercial, retail, industrial and governmental post-construction stormwater management through stormwater consulting, inspection, maintenance and repairing services. AQUALIS caters to national retailers, logistics providers, engineering firms, healthcare and industrial facilities, schools and universities, real estate management companies, distribution centers, national and multi-state organizations, individual and commercial property owners and airports. AQUALIS was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Durham, N.C.