Bob Gregory serves as chairman, president and principal owner for Texas Disposal Systems, Inc., Texas Disposal Systems Landfill, Inc., Texas Landfill Management, LLC, Texas Organic Products and Garden-Ville. Through innovative ideas in landfill management, customer service and environmentally safe practices, TDS is now the largest independently owned solid waste collection, recycling/composting and disposal company in central Texas, and one of the largest in the nation. Bob also owns Txalloy, Inc., d.b.a. Acme Iron and Metal Co., a full-service scrap metal processing facility in San Angelo, Texas.
Bob graduated from Central High School in San Angelo, Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from The University of Texas at Austin. He served as a member of the state's Municipal Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Advisory Council from 1989 to 2007 and as its president for the last seven years. He also served as chairman of the Texas Chapter of the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) from 1991 to 2003 and served on the board of directors of the Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2008, Bob was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas (and Vermont) Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission and served until September 2011.
The NSWMA honored Bob as Member of the Year in 2000. He received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Water Commission (TWC) in recognition for his contribution to protect human health and the environment and his efforts towards developing municipal solid waste landfill regulations for the TWC in 1993. He served as chairman of the two statewide committees that oversaw the development of federally mandated landfill management regulations.
In 2010, Bob was inducted into the Environmental Industries Association (EIA) Hall of Fame. The Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored him with the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award. He is a Boy Scout Silver Beaver. Bob has lived in Austin since 1971 and is married to his junior high school sweetheart, Kay Rogers Gregory. They have four children and four grand children.