1351 – Engineering for a Greener World with Greener Process System’s Matt Sweetwood

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the CEO of Greener Process Systems Inc, Matt Sweetwood.

Greener Process Systems Inc works to capture emissions of oceans from ships docked in the port. According to Matt, the increasing number of ships is one of the world's leading causes of air pollution. It's a global catastrophic problem that everyone is experiencing today. Greener Process Systems helps counter this issue with its technology that captures harmful emissions from ships, aiming to reduce air pollution.

Matt goes into the details of how their device does its work capturing harmful emissions. He even shared what's to come for Greener Process Systems technology and their collaboration with European universities to polish their work further. Through their device, they're setting out to change the world for the better.

Key Points from the Episode:

  • Overview of Greener Process Systems Inc.
  • Idling ships is a cause of global air pollution.
  • Impact of idling ships on the environment.
  • How do people from port cities benefit from Greener Process Systems technology?
  • How does the Greener Process Systems device work?
  • What sets their technology apart from devices in the market?

About Matt Sweetwood:

Matt Sweetwood is the CEO of Greener Process Systems Inc and the co-Founder of Insurious and Luxnow. He is a successful serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, business consultant, award-winning marketer, social media influencer, personal branding expert, and photography instructor. Matt was the CEO of beBee. He served as President of Unique Photo, NJ’s premiere camera store for 28 years. Nationally known in the photography industry as an innovator, he has helped acquire over 25 U.S. and International Trademarks, and he founded and ran the Ozzie Award winning publication Photo Insider®. Matt has been credited with the reinvention of the modern camera store, as well as the country’s largest in-store education program, the Unique University®. Unique Photo was named 2008 and “2013 Dealer of the Year” by Digital Imaging Reporter magazine. Matt was named the Photo Industry’s, “2016 Person of the Year” by the PMDA. However, by far, his greatest achievement is having raised five successful children to adulthood as a single dad. Matt was awarded full custody of their five children, ages 18 months to 8 years old. In the 25+ years since, he has raised his kids into happy, successful and kind hearted adults.

He has a #1 best-selling book, “Leader of the Pack: How a single dad of five led his kids, his business and himself from disaster to success.” In it he details his journey to success as a father and as a business leader.

Matt has appeared as a regular contributor on Fox News, NBC Today Show, CBS TV, News 12 NJ, PIX11, and other high-profile programs. He has also spoken publicly for organizations like Panasonic, UPS, PMDA, Microsoft, NJ Devils Hockey and the BMW CCA, and was a member of the prestigious CMO Club, where he won the President’s Award in 2014.

His past charitable endeavors include having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at both The Aish Center (, a spiritual/educational non-profit and The Josephine Herrick Project (, a nonprofit that uses photography to enhance the lives of the underserved.

Matt was honored by The Aish Center with its 2014 Continuity Award. He is currently an advisory board member for Ithaca College School of Business’ Customer Experience Certificate Program, which helps teach a new generation of business leaders about the power of great customer service. Proving his contention that single dads can lead exciting, balanced lives, Matt is a die-hard NJ Devils’ hockey fan, an advanced auto racer with the BMW Club, and of course, an avid photographer. He has been sponsored by LG Global and Panasonic® in his photographic endeavors as a Lumix Luminary but is most known for his spectacular smartphone photography and as a photography expert on TV. He received his BA in mathematics from Rutgers University and MA in theoretical mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

About Greener Process Systems:

Greener Process Systems Inc., based in South Florida, promotes an inclusive culture, a professional management approach, and a relentless drive to enhance the earth's environment via innovation, technology, and the firm belief that people can always do better for our planet. Through their continuous research, they're finding solutions to one of the catastrophic environmental issues the world is facing today.

Tweetable Moments:

04:29 – “People have gotten used to living with this problem. They've gotten used to living with the health problems associated.”

08:03 – “You're gonna hear about Greener over the next couple of years because we really believe we have the solution to this huge problem.”

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