Local “garbage man” goes “Incognito” with new space waste innovation

John Arwood, owner of JDA Companies, is a Jacksonville native and a waste industry entrepreneur. He has over 30 years of experience in waste disposal and sanitation and has founded several waste-related businesses, including Arwood Site Services. Arwood is now applying his expertise to the space industry with his groundbreaking concept vehicle, Incognito, designed to address the growing issue of space waste.

Arwood faced considerable challenges in securing a patent for his idea, as obtaining a patent for outer space-related projects is an extremely specialized field. However, he persevered and eventually connected with a retired NASA employee who specialized in space and military patents.

Arwood is a strong believer in the power of innovation and forward thinking. He was inspired to address the space waste problem by the legacy of American innovators and entrepreneurs who came before him. He believes that by pushing the boundaries of what is possible, we not only expand our understanding of the universe, but we also drive advancements in technology and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges we face here on Earth.

Despite facing challenges and delays, Arwood remains committed to seeing his vision come to fruition and is actively seeking support and partners to help develop and implement Incognito.

As a garbage man who has developed a revolutionary solution to a global problem, Arwood is a testament to the power of innovation and forward thinking.

For more information, refer to his press release here:


Billie Tucker

Billie Tucker has worked in the CEO world for more than 30 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of Vistage Florida, a think tank for CEOs. She started her own consulting practice, CEO Service Bureau, in 2001 and earned a reputation for her keen understanding of the motivations, challenges and goals of people and became a life-long student and teacher of leadership principles. She craved anything leadership related and enjoyed being around the world of entrepreneurial CEOs. She watched as they made decisions; pondered how they would make payroll when cash flow was tight; and appreciated how they created career opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people. Because of her experiences, she has emerged as a key resource for the media and others who want to understand important insights about executives, management teams and board dynamics. In 2008, Billie became discouraged as she watched some of her clients struggle with the political economic impacts on their businesses. The same CEOs who mortgaged their home and charged up their credit cards to make ends meet to build a business and keep others working, now watched as their government bailed out the big banks who had mismanaged their resources. She cringed as most of her clients laid off employees for the first time and she vowed she would help them… somehow…someway.


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