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Former Republic President Jim Cosman DiesFormer Republic President Jim Cosman Dies

Allan Gerlat

January 15, 2013

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Former Republic President Jim Cosman Dies

Jim Cosman, former president and chief operating officer of Republic Services Inc., died earlier this month at age 69.

Cosman retired from Republic in 2000 after joining the company in 1996. He worked for 30 years in the solid waste industry.

Cosman died Jan. 7, according to an obituary in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He also was a professional baseball player, with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and the St. Louis Cardinals as a pitcher.

He is survived by his wife, Sandee, four children and 18 grandchildren.



About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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