With Veolia Buy, Advanced Disposal Names New Management Team

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 24, 2012

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With Veolia Buy, Advanced Disposal Names New Management Team

Advanced Disposal Services Inc. has named the new management team to direct the company when the purchase of Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. by Advanced owner Highstar Capital is complete.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal said in a news release that it expects the deal to close in the fall. The other Highstar solid waste operation, Interstate Waste Services Inc. of Basking Ridge, N.J., was consolidated in July.

The primary new team is: Wally Hall, chief operating officer; Richard Burke, president; and Steven Carn, chief financial officer.

Hall has been chief operating officer of Advanced Disposal. Burke has been CEO of Chicago-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (VESNA). Carn has been responsible for all aspects of finance with Advanced Disposal.

“We have worked diligently since the announcement of our agreement to acquire Veolia to plan for the effective combination and integration of three great companies – Veolia, Interstate and Advanced Disposal,” said Charlie Appleby, chairman and CEO of Advanced Disposal. “The key drivers of success in any business are its people.”

VESNA agreed in July to sell its U.S. solid waste operations to the New York-based investment firm Highstar Capital for $1.91 billion, creating the largest privately held waste and recycling business in the United States.

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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