With more than 30 years of experience in the waste management industry, Co-Founder and President Michael Keough specializes in highly efficient, environmentally sound, and cost-effective waste recycling solutions for businesses and organizations nationwide.
In 2003, Michael and his wife Julie founded FTK Group, Inc. in response to the lack of convenient, secure and environmentally responsible options for the disposal of electronics, computers and sensitive documents. In September, 2008, Secure Destruction Business magazine listed FTK Group among the top twenty electronics scrap recyclers in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, FTK Group was named the 12th largest electronics recycling facility in the country according to 2009 a poll by Recycling Today magazine.
A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, Michael was a founding member of the Howard County Green Business Council. He was named "Innovator of the Year" by the Maryland Daily Record in 2004, was included in Baltimore's SmartCEO "Future50" in 2008, 2009, and was a "Future50 Emerging Growth" recipient in 2011.
Michael is also the founder, President and CEO of Integrated Waste Analysts, Inc., a solid waste and recycling management company.