Richard Leaper

Executive Vice President, Energy Waste

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Richard was appointed executive vice president of Milestone’s energy waste business in May 2023. He is responsible for the company’s operations, health and safety, sales, and marketing functions. Richard joined Milestone in 2018 and served most recently as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. He has over 25 years of oilfield experience in operations, product management, sales, and marketing. He is an accomplished leader in building and developing teams, market presence, and introducing new technologies.

He began his oilfield career with Baker Hughes where he worked in multiple regions, including the North Sea and other areas throughout the Eastern Hemisphere, as well as the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. land markets. Richard then led the sales group for Newalta Environmental Services across North America before its merger with Tervita. 

Richard holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration and marketing from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a co-author and presenter of multiple technical papers on drilling fluids and waste management.

Richard lives in the Houston area with his wife, four sons, and two dogs. He is a keen outdoorsman, enjoying camping, quad-biking, and the occasional game of golf.