Republic and Allied Announce Executive Team Following Merger

Phoenix-based Allied Waste and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Republic Services have announced the executive team that will be in place following the expected completion of their merger later this year.

As previously announced, James O’Connor will serve as chairman and CEO, Don Slager as president and chief operating officer, Tod Holmes as executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Tim Donovan as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Joining them will be Brian Bales as executive vice president of business development, Will Flower as executive vice president of communications, Jeff Hughes as executive vice president of human resources and Gary Sova as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Mike Cordesman, president and chief operating officer of Republic, and Ed Evans, executive vice president and chief personnel officer of Allied, will not stay with the new company following the merger.

"Mike and Ed have made tremendous contributions to each company and to this merger," Slager said in a press release. "Their dedication to the highest levels of customer service and employee development have helped position Republic and Allied for future success."

The new company’s field operations will be divided into four regions. Jeff Andrews will serve as senior vice president of Western operation, based in Pleasanton, Calif.; Ron Krall as senior vice president of Eastern operations, based in Chantilly, Va.; Chris Synek as senior vice president of Southern operations, based in Houston; and Kevin Walbridge as senior vice president of Midwestern operations, based in Indianapolis.