Leadership Team

Richard E. Allred
President, CEO and Managing Partner

Richard Allred has been actively involved in the water treatment industry for 25 years. He has successfully built and manages the talented team that is continually increasing ATS’ profitability. Richard oversees much of the water treatment spectrum including EPC, military, mining, oil and gas, water reuse, and municipal water systems. As CEO, his primary passion is international business development, where he spends most of his time seeking out the most reliable new products to meet the needs of ATS’ clients. He holds a BS in International Business from Utah Valley University and an MBA from Westminster College; in addition, he completed course work for water treatment purification systems while studying under Dr. Avijit Dey Ph.D., and also holds a contractors license from the state of Arizona for water treatment devices. Richard serves as a board member for Empower Mali, which focuses on building educational infrastructure to educate the country of Mali in an effort to lift their nation.

Kevin Whatcott
Executive Vice President of Finance

Kevin has over 20 years of diverse leadership experience and business expertise focused on expanding opportunities and resolving complex financial and operational challenges. Over the course of his career, Kevin has served in senior leadership positions in a wide variety of industries including renewable energy, mineral exploration, technology, healthcare, and banking. In prior roles, Kevin has been instrumental in evaluating and adapting business strategy and processes to enable rapid growth and financial milestones while achieving improved operational transparency. He has led the financial planning and analysis functions in several public companies including a $1.5 billion global business division with operations in over 40 countries. Kevin earned an MBA from Brigham Young University and a BA in Economics from Utah State University.

Kirk Langston
Executive Vice President of Sales

Kirk brings over 17 years of enterprise sales, marketing and business development experience to ATS. He has spent his career building high-performance sales organizations and sold to hundreds of Global 2000 enterprises and across 35 industries worldwide, including governments. His track record includes high revenue growth and international business expansion for several privately held technology companies. Kirk focuses on delivering world class customer experiences to ATS customers through high-value relationships, commitment to their success and through the achievement of meaningful business outcomes. Kirk holds a BS degree from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

Stephen Allred
Executive Vice President of Marketing

Stephen has a passion for moving product. He began his career in direct sales where he excelled in both closing business and management. By his mid-twenties, he was a director of sales at a billion dollar company. Stephen began to gravitate toward marketing. For many years he had owned marketing consulting company where he helped his clients with their digital marketing. At ATS, he drives lead generation through a variety of online and offline marketing strategies. Stephen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah Valley University where he received the Outstanding Student Award in Finance. An honor only given to one student in the school based on academic accomplishment.

Ronald Anderson
Executive Vice President of Safety Solutions

Before joining ATS, Ron served as President of Headwaters Roofing and formerly, President of the Metals USA Roofing Division (“MUSA”) when the division was acquired by Headwaters. He joined MUSA in 2003 as Sales Manager for Gerard Roofing Technologies. He was promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2006 before being promoted to Division President in 2008. Ron has worked in the roofing and general sheet metal industry since 1989. He studied at Utah Valley State College while playing collegiate baseball before transferring to the University of Phoenix to study Business Administration.

Greg Butterfield
Chairman of the Board

Greg Butterfield has a wealth of executive-level experience, recently serving as CEO of Vivint Solar. In addition, over the past 25 years, he’s held board and advisory roles in industry-leading analytics companies including Omniture, now part of the Adobe family. As a SaaS specialist, he has helped companies achieve success beyond anything they thought possible. He and Sage Creek Partners specialize in helping companies succeed by building the right strategy and choosing the right time to capitalize on hard work.