Casella Waste Systems Names James E. O'Connor to Board of Directors
Casella Waste Systems, Inc., a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management services company, announced the appointment of waste management industry veteran, James E. O'Connor, to Casella’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) effective July 7, 2015, according to a Business Wire press release.
Mr. O’Connor is the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), the second largest provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services in the United States. He brings to the Casella Board over 40 years of experience in the waste management industry, including extensive leadership experience, as well as experience serving on the boards of directors of publicly-traded companies in a variety of industries, including waste management, transportation and energy. During his 13 years serving as CEO of Republic Services, including serving the last eight years as both Chairman and CEO, Mr. O’Connor led the transformation of Republic Services from a company with $1.4 billion in annual revenues into one with more than $8 billion in revenues, making it one of the largest waste management companies in the world. Among Mr. O’Connor’s many achievements at Republic Services was its $12.1 billion transformative acquisition of Allied Waste in December 2008. Prior to joining Republic Services, Mr. O’Connor spent close to 30 years at Waste Management, Inc. where he held various senior management positions.