Dennis C. Pool
Dennis Pool’s uncle had a garbage company and asked him to go for a ride one day. He went out in the truck and began hooking chains and then continued to work for his uncle on weekends, in the summers, and then after high school full time. Several purchases later, he found himself on the manufacturing side of the business making recycling and waste handling equipment. After a short stint with his brother’s car dealership, he joined SP Industries and moved up the line to become President in 2002. Mr. Pool became involved in WASTEC in 1986. He was frustrated with industry safety so he got involved in the ANSI Z245 committees chairing the committee on compactors. When not at work, he spends time with his kids. He’s coached softball and baseball. Mr. Pool also helped build a middle school in the district where he lives.