Las Vegas — Five waste industry leaders were inducted into the Washington-based Environmental Industry Associations’ (EIA) Hall of Fame during WasteExpo 2005 in Las Vegas. The individuals inducted were Larry Stone, senior account executive for Heil Environmental, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Tom Van Weelden, former CEO of Allied Waste Industries Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.; Louis Wagner, CEO of Earthwatch Waste Systems Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.; Chris Weiser, president and CEO of CRAM-A-LOT/J.V. Manufacturing Inc., Springdale, Ark; and Gene Wingerter, president of Wingerter and Associates, Bethesda, Md. The induction ceremony took place during the EIA’s Inspirational and Awards Breakfast.
EIA honored another Larry Stone with its Member of the Year Award. Stone, the safety director for Cincinnati-based Rumpke Consolidated Cos., received the honor for his leadership of the “Slow Down to Get Around” safety campaign. Through media advertising and vehicle stickers, the project seeks to increase waste worker safety by urging the public to drive cautiously around refuse trucks. Approximately 200 local governments nationwide have adopted or in the process of the campaign. McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc., Dodge Center, Minn., launched the program along with Rumpke.