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EIA Honors Industry Members at WasteExpo

Stephen Ursery

May 6, 2005

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EIA Honors Industry Members at WasteExpo

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.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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