Cadence Environmental Energy Operations Team

Chad Carman

Chad Carman
Lab & Kiln Services Manager
Been with Cadence since 2016

Chad is a 1998 graduate of Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS not Pennsylvania). He is a huge Dallas Cowboy fan - 40 years and counting! Chad has four beautiful children; one boy and three girls.

Jason McMillan

Jason McMillan
Kiln Services/Laboratory Manager
Been with Cadence since 1999

Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M Texarkana with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics. His hobbies include deer and duck hunting, fly fishing and going to SAU-Magnolia to watch his son perform in the marching band.

Jason's favorite quote from Albert Einstein, "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe."

Clayton Hughes

Clayton Hughes
Operations Supervisor
Been with Cadence since 2018

Clayton is a Hooks High School graduate. He enjoys spending time with his family; wife - Cournty, son - River, and daughter - Stella. His favorite hobbies include indulging in crawfish, watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers, and hunting and fishing.

Clayton is inspired by faith: "I don't necessarily mean religion, although that is part of it. I mean the ability to have faith when times are hard. Faith that right will win. Faith that the sun will rise and life will move on and things will be okay in some way, somehow, even when it doesn't seem like it at the time. That is inspiring."

Derrick Gandy

Derrick Gandy
Logistics Supervisor
Been with Cadence since 2000

Derrick is a guitar, motorcycle and film enthusiast. He is also an avid NHL and Dallas Stars fan.

Fun fact: Derrick attended the 2020 NHL Winter Classic.

Michael Surber

Michael Surber
Technical Manager – Waste Stream Approval ProcessB
Been with Cadence since 1993

Michael has been married for 35 years. He has two sons and three grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, archery and travel.

Fun fact: Michael has visited numerous National Parks across the United States.