Jim Gregory serves as co-owner, vice-president and secretary of Texas Disposal Systems, Inc., Texas Disposal Systems Landfill, Inc., Texas Landfill Management, LLC, Texas Organic Products and Garden-Ville, which has seven retail stores in San Antonio, Austin, Georgetown, San Marcos and Victoria.
Jim oversees the daily operations and management of the TDS landfill and the ranching operation. He also works alongside the TDS operations division and Garden-Ville. He enjoys interacting with employees and always makes himself available to assist in troubleshooting, process analysis and other issues of daily operations. Jim works to ensure that TDS is a leader in the community and industry by motivating employees to excel and provide outstanding performance and service.
After graduation from Central High School in San Angelo, Texas, Jim joined in the management of the family business, Acme Iron & Metal Company, which he helped build into a respected full-service scrap metal processing facility. He moved to Austin in 1977 to help build Texas Disposal Systems.
Jim holds a current Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Class A Solid Waste Technician Certification. He is an active member of the Environmental Industries Association, Detachable Container Association, National Solid Wastes Management Association, Texas Deer Association and Safari Club International and serves on the board of the Exotic Wildlife Association.
Jim is also very involved in local church work throughout the Austin area, and he has received numerous awards for service and community involvement. In 2010 the Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored him with the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award.