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Environmental services, as related to natural non-produced assets of land, water, and air in the ecosystem, fall within three broad categories; disposal services, productive services, and consumer or consumption services. The context of the verbiage in KES functionalities, relates to the absorption of waste generated either from the use of raw materials and energy to produce goods and services, or from the basic roles of man and machine in support of life and amenities. The goal KES seeks and is committed to fulfill is environmental cleanliness.


KES, a wholly owned and operated Minority Environmental Services Company, is registered with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of the State of Maryland. Its corporate office is located at 3344 Harney Road, Taneytown, MD 21787; and its business office is located at 13066 Hunterbrook Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192. KES is in negotiations to establish a Maryland Office and warehouse in the Enterprise or HUB Zone in Baltimore City, Maryland. KES is registered as a foreign corporation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please direct all communications to the Business Office Address in Virginia. 


Assigned a Maryland Department ID# D17191503, KES is in business to perform professional environmental related services as a core business. These services include but are not limited to oily water and soil recovery, water treatment and purification, industrial and refinery cleaning and maintenance, hazardous and non hazardous waste management services, all types of tank and ship cleaning, among others. It is an indisputable fact that a containing challenge related to development, is pollution of the environment and ecosystem as a direct result of man-made and machine generated activities, whether in production or consumption of goods and services. In addition to its core business, KES also offers other products and services related to the environment. These include; solar panels sales and installation, biometrics, prefabricated and containerized homes modules, etc. as well as other legal businesses.

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Larry M. Williams

President/Co Founder

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Mr. Williams hails from Uniontown, Pennsylvania and traces his ancestry to Ethiopia. He is a Vietnam Veteran who served his Country then and is still serving even now. He has more than 45 years of unquestioned diversity in the business industry possessing skills and expertise unmatched in the industry. Working as a civilian for the military out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Mr. Williams worked from Dispatching to Motor Pool Officer, then Installation Transportation Officer where he oversaw over 600 employees both military and civilians. His daily functions included Response, Mobilization, Logistics, Railway Maintenance, Helicopters Maintenance, Logistics & Transportation for 5 ROTC units, and Energy Supply (to ensure that the coal supply remained stable at the Pentagon and Capitol Hill). Mr. Williams’ true passion is for Africa in general and sub-Saharan Africa in particular. After many visits to the continent, he has developed compassion for the plight of the people of Africa. He recognizes that there is no problem that is incomprehensible for the human intellect to resolve. He believes it takes determination and commitment. Towards this end, he has committed himself to helping find solutions to Africa's hunger, poverty, education, energy, and other issues. He identifies resources and matches them to the problems. Currently, Mr. Williams is a Co-Founder, Chairman and President for the International Division of Kolah Environmental Services, Inc. dba KES, Inc. a State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia environmental services and consultancy company. A complete CV is available upon request.



Jim B. Tubah , MS

CEO/Co Founder

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Mr. Tubah, an African American who hails from Liberia, West Africa, is a professional business developer and entrepreneur. He has over 30 years of diversified education, business development, management, and operations experience. A background in Economics and Demography, Transportation Planning, Management, and Logistics, he is forward thinking, detailed oriented with great time management skills. He served as Operations Manager for 10 years in the private sector working with a mid-sized import and wholesale/retail distribution company, where he was a partner. Mr. Tubah is Co-Founder of Kolah Environmental Services, Inc. dba KES, Inc., a State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia Environmental Services and Consultancy Company. He is the Founder of the Liberia Holdings Corporation, Inc. which seeks to assist Liberians to recognize the economic value in registering and operating a legal business entity to enhance their productive capacities and to take control of their land for themselves and future generations. He is Co-Founder of Pioneer Trust Ventures, Ltd a Ghanaian Company. Currently a Principal of KES, Inc., Mr. Tubah is also the COO (Chief Operations Officer) of NEED, Inc. (Neighborhood Education and Economic Development Corporation, Inc., NEED is an International Project Development & Engineering Company). He is innovative and possesses the audacity to think without a box seeking always to identify catalysts to promote opportunities for economic growth and development, financial independence for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A firm believer in the proposition that SSA holds the key to global agricultural dominance, Mr. Tubah is focused on identifying technology, especially green technology, and other available methods of building economic capacities to help leverage that potential.  Detailed CV available upon request. 



Brent Berisford, MS

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

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Brent is a West Virginia Wesleyan Graduate with chemistry & biology major. He holds MS in environmental science from WV University. He possesses  unparalleled ability to connect business and people.


Solomon Yemani 

African Union (AU) Liaison Director

“Connecting Africa through Business, Technology, 

Communications, and Entrepreneurship during the New Normal”

Contacts: [email protected]  ; 1 (312) 720-0631



John Q.  Wilson

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Since the late 1960s, Mr. Wilson has accumulated over 50 years of real-time business experience in three separate business disciplines. First in Visual and Graphics Design Management and Production; then in Commercial Insurance Market Placement and Product Development; and currently Project Financial Development and Management with an emphasis on corporate tax mitigation. He has owned or partnered in three businesses where services were provided in all three sectors. Mr. Wilson is an expert consultant on large line Commercial Insurance product development and placement, as a way to implement secured reductions in insurance costs. He has served as Executive Vice President — East Coast Business and Product Development for Sable Insurance Company (the first A.M. Best’s A-Rated minority owned commercial insurance company in the USA). Stable provided commercial insurance access for public projects to minority and/or female-owned Agencies and Brokers in 13 major urban cities. Projects included the Washington, DC  Convention Center construction and construction on Metro Stations and garages for the expansion of WMATA.  As Principal owner of Q Gladstone Group since 1999, Mr. Wilson continues to provide a unique combination of financial and insurance risk analyses for projects in all business sectors throughout the USA.  As Q Gladstone Group’s Principal Consultant, he has served as interim CFO for several start-up ventures. Mr. Wilson believes “It’s all about the deal” and the quality of work produced that clarifies profit positions for all who participate. He is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Business. He is also a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia.



John E. Adams, Jr

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

(Bio Pending)



Daniel Zang, PhD, Esq

Corporate Attorney 

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Attorney Zang is a Managing Partner of a law firm in Washington, DC. He is a Patent Attorney, medical product development, biotechnology & FDA Specialist. He is responsible for intellectual properties, legal matters, and FDA submissions. 



Division Heads 


Commodities Services Division 

President: Simon Goudiaby

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Mr. Goudiaby is President/COO of the International Consultancy Group Incorporated, LLC [www.icgroupusa.com ; 1-401-608-2082] He is an accomplished and experienced International commodities Trader. KES is fortunate to have strategic relationships through which Simon has consented to serve as President, KES Commodities Division. We appreciate working with him to accommodate and enhance our mutual goals and objectives.



Assurance Division 

President: Karlton Kilby, MBA

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KES is honored to have Mr. Kilby's consent to assist with the development of the Assurance Program which is intended to help provide coverage to millions of people in emerging markets who, as at now, do not have access to this type of program. Mr. Kilby is the original developer of  the Assurance Program when we all collaborated with another entity. Mr. Kilby comes on board as a highly recommended and vastly qualified Insurance Professional. He served as the Assistant Vice President of Program Development and Underwriting Director for Seaworthy Insurance Company. Seaworthy Insurance Company is a subsidiary of the National Indemnity Insurance Company,  a Berkshire/Hathaway Subsidiary. Prior to working at Seaworthy Insurance Company, Mr. Kilby worked at MetLife Property and Casualty in their Marine Underwriting Department. It was during that tenure that he was elected to the International Association of Marine Investigators (IAM) Board of Directors in Blioxi, Mississippi in 1996. In a historical milestone for the Organization,  Mr. Kilby was the first private industry member to hold the Office of President for this International Organization.  He served as President in 2004 and 2005. Mr. Kilby also served 20 years in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve until his retirement as Medical Administrator and Executive Officer for the 445th Aero-Medical Staging Squadron in 1997. (Mr. Kilby is a vibrant and dynamic individual always involved in productive engagements; therefore, his CV may have slightly changed over the past five years.)  


John Cofhlin 

Consultant/Director of Gaming 

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Mr. Cofhlin is an experienced Gaming professional who has been involved in establishing and operating casinos for over 15 years. Currently, he runs Gaming Rooms in Palm Bay, Florida. He joins KES, Inc. as a Consultant and Gaming Director. As an industry enthusiast, KES looks forward to working with Mr. Cofhlin in developing participation in this industry. 



Agricultural Services Division

President: Charles E. Adams

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Mr. Adams has been an organic grower for over 35 years and has an array of domestic and international business experience including but not limited to commercial and residential construction, project management, and marketing in USA, Australia, New Zealand, and China. Mr. Adams has a high focus on sustainable agriculture. He also serves as COO and Agricultural Consultant to Agriglobal Commodities Inc., a Strategic Partner Company to KES, Inc.