Since 2004, Instream Environmental has been assisting clients with management of their manufacturing waste streams such as paper, wood, plastics, metals, and others. Our early offerings included many of the same services that we currently offer as well as a program that places our personnel onsite to perform recycling functions, if requested.

Our services were further refined in 2008 as we focused our efforts on environmental issues critical to our customers’ continued success and sustainability. We continue to evolve our business model by enhancing our reporting abilities and adopting programs that benefit our partners by reducing landfill volumes, reducing expenses related to their waste streams, and helping increase the revenue for the marketable recyclables by utilizing our “Mill Direct” approach. We also continue to expand our certified service partner network to reach customers in North America.

From our entrepreneurial beginnings to today we strive to be an extension of our customers’ staff and take great pride in both the environmental and financial improvements we are able to achieve together.

Without charge, Instream provides a complete plant audit/analysis of all manufacturing waste streams to qualified potential customers in order to benchmark both price and service available in the current market and optimize revenues.

Our Team:

President/CEO – John Little 

Partner, started InStream in 2004 to be a resource to companies by managing their recycling and solid waste needs. Background in Information Systems, Plant Management, and Process Improvement. Degree in Industrial Engineering. Born in Pennsylvania and currently reside in Greenville, SC. Married to Linda for 42 years, blessed with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Hobbies include fly fishing, camping, motorcycling, and spending time with family.

VP Marketing/Sales – Joel Powell

Partner, VP of Marketing and Sales since 2011. Degreed Marketing from Clemson University, 1992. Native of Greenville, SC. Married to Jennifer since 1995. Two children, Bella (21) and Cross (20). Love Clemson football, all outdoor sports and activities, military history, travel, singing, acting.

Sales/Business Development – Larry Seay

Over 40 years of experience in scrap metals and recycling. Business degree from Appalachian State University. Experience spans every aspect of the functions in recycling from acquisition, sales, operations and inventory management. Married to Sharon, 4 children,  and 6 grandchildren.  Hobbies include playing golf and discovering new and great restaurants.

Corporate Accountant – Noelle Crosby

Born and raised in the Greenville, SC area. Joined InStream Environmental in November 2011. Graduate of University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Accounting in August 2008. Hobbies include Genealogy, Crafts, and Reading.

Account Representative – Christina Smith Kelley

Started at InStream in 2012. Graduated from Clemson University. Enjoys helping customers with cost savings and environmental goals. Specializes in taking facilities Zero Landfill as cost effectively as possible.

Customer Service Manager – Brian Deyton

Started at InStream in 2010. From Travelers Rest, SC. Graduated from Mars Hill University, masters from North Greenville University. Loves helping our customers get the service they deserve. Married to my high school sweetheart, Valerie, for 25 years. Three children: Bryce (23), Kathryn (18), & Emma (11). Hobbies include coaching, watching college football and sports in general, supporting family in their various activities, and connecting others to a personal relationship with Jesus and His Church.

AP/Data Entry Specialist – Sara Reinholz

Born and raised in Greenville, SC. Graduated North Greenville University with a Business degree.  Married my best friend, John, in 2015 and we had our first child in February of 2019.  Started at InStream in 2019. Hobbies include playing sports (mostly basketball and softball), baking and anything that involves crafting.

Operations Manager – Jeremy Darnell

Started at InStream in 2008. Born and raised in Travelers Rest, SC. Graduated Furman University. Married Jessie in 2019. Stepdad to Reed. Hobbies include coaching soccer, watching sports, and reading. Music lover.