Our Team

ARCHIE FILSHILL, PH.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Archie is the founder of AeroAggregates and manages the daily operations for the company. He has over 25 years of international experience in the geotechnical market, encompassing a vast range of experience in executive management, engineering, project management, construction, and manufacturing. He started his career as a regional manager for an environmental products company and went on to become Managing Director of European operations for a global manufacturing company. After returning to the states, he started an international contracting company focused on solid waste and industrial landfills, soft soil stabilization, coal ash, shale gas development, sediment remediation, reinforced earth structures and lightweight fill. This experience guided him to establish AeroAggregates.

He is an adjunct professor at Temple University in the Graduate Engineering School and Vice Chair of the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute. Archie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia.


ROBERT SCHOEN
Chief Financial Officer

Bob serves as the financial manager for AeroAggregates and has over 30 years of experience as a CPA and partner in a regional accounting firm based in the Delaware Valley. He has consulted with numerous mid-sized businesses on a large variety of projects to from start-up to financial improvement of existing operations.


HERB NORTHROP
Chief Operations Officer

Herb is a recycling and environmental industry veteran with a career spanning over 37 years. At the beginning of his career, Herb worked for a multibillion-dollar public company in Business Development. He then went on to found numerous companies as an independent entrepreneur including one of the largest Material Recovery Facilities in the United States with multiple locations, employing over a 100 people and a sophisticated glass processing system. Herb’s experience spans all aspects and levels of the processing and recycling industry as well as business start-up, management, and growth.


THOMAS McGRATH
President

Tom serves as the President of AeroAggregates where he oversees a number of key functions as well as guides the strategic direction of the company. He brings decades of business leadership experience to the Aero team from a diversity of endeavors. Tom has been involved in the development, growth, and management of numerous businesses and investments, ranging from construction and real estate development to early stage tech investing. His roles have included founder and sole shareholder, investor, company officer, and board member.

Over the span of his professional career, Tom has donated his time to various charities and community service projects. He has served and continues to serve on several corporate and philanthropic boards.


THERESA LOUX, PH.D., P.E.
Technical Manager

Theresa is the Technical Manager for AeroAggregates where her primary responsibilities are overseeing technical documentation efforts as well as the current research, testing, and quality control programs. Theresa brings to AeroAggregates over ten years of combined industry and academic experience. In the past, Theresa has been involved in and managed a variety of civil, geotechnical, and geoenvironmental consulting and construction projects. She has completed design and management tasks for projects that involve data collection, interpretation, and analysis; geosynthetic design; slope stability analyses; mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) design; subsurface investigation programs; geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring; stormwater and erosion control design; environmental site remediation; cost estimating; construction quality assurance; and constructibility evaluations.

Theresa has taught geotechnical and other civil engineering courses at Drexel, Temple, and Bucknell Universities and is an active board member of the Delaware Valley Geo-Institute.