Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 11, 2013

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Republic Executive Boucher Leaves Company

Republic Services Inc. said that Robert Boucher, executive vice president, operations, is leaving the company.

The Phoenix-based Republic said in a news release that Boucher has accepted a CEO position with a company based outside North America.

Republic will conduct an internal and external executive search for Boucher's replacement. In the interim Don Slager, president and CEO, will assume Boucher's responsibilities as principal operations officer.

"We would like to thank Bob for his significant contributions to the development and growth of Republic Services, and wish him and his family all the best,” Slager said.

A 20-year waste industry veteran, Boucher was named executive vice president, operations in 2012. He joined Republic in June 2010 as area president in Houston and later served as the company's South Region president.


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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