Inside Frontier Waste Solutions

Frontier was founded in 2017 with the acquisition of several waste companies operating across north, central, and south Texas.

Frontier’s founder, John Gustafson, is a respected executive in the waste management industry with more than 25 years of experience serving Texas cities. Inside Frontier, Gustafson and his leadership team have more than 100 years of combined operating experience in the waste and recycling industry servicing cities throughout the State of Texas.

Our Leadership

John Gustafson

Founder, President & CEO
2323 Bryan Street, Suite 2620 Dallas, TX 75201

Over the last 25 years, John has developed a reputation as one of the top operating executives in the Environmental Services Industry. After his tenure at Waste Management, he joined IESI Corp as one of the first members of the senior management team.


Through effective leadership, John lead Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly IESI-BFC) through a dynamic expansion in the southwest region before founding Frontier Waste Solutions.


Mr. Gustafson remains active in numerous industry and civic associations including the National Waste and Recycling Association, Keep Texas Beautiful, the North Central Texas and Texoma Council of Governments Solid Waste Advisory Committees and the Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art.

Alek Orloff

Chief Financial Officer
2323 Bryan Street, Suite 2620 Dallas, TX 75201

Alek was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Frontier Waste Solutions in May 2020. He brings over 25 years of diverse financial management experience with a focus on operations and technology in the solid waste industry.


Alek joined Frontier after serving as Vice President of Strategic Development at GFL Environmental where he led merger and acquisition activities, disposal site development, and financial planning functions in the western US.


Prior to GFL, Alek served for 18 years as Chief Financial Officer of Alpine Waste & Recycling, Colorado’s largest privately-held waste services firm, and was also appointed by Colorado governor's Bill Ritter and John Hickenlooper to serve two terms on the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission from 2008-2014.


Before entering the waste industry, Alek worked as a management consultant at Deloitte. He holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business, where he served as a teaching assistant in Management Communications, and received a BA from Colorado College. In 2009, Alek was selected by the Denver Business Journal as a member of its Forty Under 40.

Bill Killian

Vice President – South Texas District Manager
550 Flato Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78405

Mr. Killian has over 25-years of planning and implementing multiple municipal contracts throughout his career to include cities of Dayton, Liberty, and Driscoll in Texas as well as Phoenix, Goodyear, Lake Havasu, Parker, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Eloy, and Guadalupe in Arizona. The City of Phoenix contract was a 115,000 home contract.


Bill has attended numerous training sessions in his 25-year career to include USDOT drug/alcohol training, OSHA training, TCEQ solid waste administrative training classes, HR training, certified trainer for Allied Waste. Bill has a current CDL and has numerous training certifications for USDOT compliance.


Record of operational experience in the collection of refuse, yard waste, and recyclables:

  • Operations Manager, Laidlaw Waste in Lake Havasu, AZ, 1994 – 1998.
  • Operations Manager / General Manager for Allied Waste, Phoenix, AZ, 1998 - 2000.
  • Owner, City Waste of Arizona, Buckeye AZ, 2000 – 2002.
  • General Manager for Allied Waste, Phoenix, AZ 2002 – 2006.
  • Owner, Pima Waste of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 2006 – 2010.
  • Managing Partner & General Manager for Texas Jack Waste, Corpus Christi, Lubbock and Amarillo, TX 2010 – 2015.
  • Owner, K2 Waste Solutions, LLC Corpus Christi, TX 2015 – 2017.
  • Vice President and partner, Frontier K2, LLC 2017 – present.
  • Investor and Shareholder of Frontier Waste Solutions from 2017 – Current
  • Mr. Killian is one of the largest shareholders of Frontier Waste


Over the span of Mr. Killian’s career, he has hired and trained hundreds of employees in all classifications to include Operations, Sales, Administration, and Management.


His experience in this industry is rarely exceeded and this uniquely qualifies him as an industry expert in all classifications.

Tim Henderson

Central Texas District Manager

1530 N Hwy 77, Hillsboro, TX 76645


Tim Henderson has over 35 years of operations and executive management experience in the waste industry in Texas, including extensive experience with WM and major operations now managed by Waste Connections.  He has since successfully started, grown, and overseen multiple entrepreneurial waste enterprises prior to joining Frontier and has a deep understanding of the needs of his customers, in particular the many municipalities with which he has built long-standing successful relationships.  Tim is one of the preeminent operations management experts in the state of Texas and is integral to Frontier's provision of outstanding, efficient, and reliable service throughout the state.

Scott Hunter

North Texas District Manager
805 Topeka Ave. Justin Texas 76247

Scott Hunter is a solid waste professional with over 40 years of industry experience. Scott has managed complex business units consisting of multiple hauling operations, transfer stations, and landfills in various parts of the country.


Mr. Hunter’s operations have won numerous awards for operational excellence and bottom-line improvement.