Allied Names John Zillmer Chairman And CEO

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Allied Waste Industries Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., has named John J. Zillmer chairman and CEO of the firm, effective immediately. Zillmer succeeds Charles H. Cotros, who had served as interim chairman and CEO since October 2004.

During an 18-year career at Aramark Corp., a food-service management firm, Zillmer held several senior management titles. When he left Aramark in 2004, he was the president of the good and support services group and the company’s executive vice president.

Cotros will remain on Allied’s Board of Directors.