One of the influential figures in the history of oil, gas, waste management, and tanning industries is Matthew Fleeger. Fleeger was raised in the oil and gas business since his father was the founder and owner of Gulf Coast Western. He wanted to follow his father into the oil and gas business so after high school, he attended Methodist University and in 1985 obtained a B.A. in Business. After graduating from college, he aided several different oil and gas companies in several different areas of leadership from 1985 to 1993.
One of these businesses was the family-owned Gulf Coast for which he served as president from 1985 to 1990. He then served as Vice President of Kinlaw Oil Company from 1990 to 1993. It was in 1993 that he founded MedSolutions, Inc. MedSolution was focused on the transportation, disposal, and treatment of medical waste in the healthcare industry. He would lead the company as its Chairman, CEO, and President from 1993 to 2007. It was at this time that MedSolution was purchased and absorbed by Stericycle for $59 million.
As mentioned, Fleeger has also had business dealings in the tanning industry. He has assisted in founding two incredibly successful tanning businesses: Palm Beach Tan and Mystic Tan. He also served as the Director of Palm Beach Tan from 1999 to 2000. The two tan businesses combined have resulted in more than $100 million in revenue. Throughout his extremely impressive career, Fleeger has obtained vast experience and knowledge in business areas such as acquisitions, mergers, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, and many other business-related matters.
It was after brokering the sale of MedSolution in 2007 that Fleeger returned to the oil and gas industry. At that time he became the president and CEO of his father’s company, Gulf Coast Western. He still continues to hold these positions.