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Republic Services Announces Completion of Comprehensive CEO Succession Plan
"It has been a pleasure to serve as Republic's CEO for the past decade," said Slager. "We've built a durable foundation from which the Company can continue to prosper. Jon has contributed considerably since joining the team and has been instrumental in launching and integrating several key programs including Capture, Priority Based Selling, and Digital Operations. His innovative spirit and passion for sustainability are great attributes. I have every confidence Jon will continue to position Republic as an industry leader throughout the Company's next chapter."
"It is an honor and truly humbling to follow Don as the next CEO of
Kadre also expressed the Board's profound appreciation and gratitude to Don for his extraordinary performance and relentless dedication to the Company over the last 35 years. "Don has left an indelible mark by delivering sustainable shareholder value, and transforming Republic while creating a highly ethical, inclusive, and engaged culture, a recognized Company brand, and a clear identity for Republic's people. Don has also achieved the unmistakable legacy of building the Company and professionalizing the industry while consistently producing exceptional results."
Slager's experience in the waste industry has spanned over four decades. He initially worked in the business as a truck washer while he was a young teenager before beginning his full-time career in the maintenance shop in 1980. He then filled multiple driver positions and was appointed to a supervisory role at the age of 24. He was subsequently and continually appointed to positions of increasing responsibility. In 1985, Slager joined National Waste Services, a privately owned company in
Vander Ark was named President of Republic in
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