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Waste Industries Names Yorston Chief Operating OfficerWaste Industries Names Yorston Chief Operating Officer

Allan Gerlat

January 15, 2014

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Waste Industries Names Yorston Chief Operating Officer

Waste Industries USA Inc. has named Greg Yorston chief operating officer.

Yorston will direct company operations across the southeast United States and manage all non-accounting processes and procedures for all Waste Industries branches, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company said in a news release.

Yorston formerly was senior vice president of operations at Waste Industries. He worked closely in the past year with former chief operating officer Harry Habets, who retired Dec. 31.

Habets will remain involved with the company as a special projects advisor to the company's CEO, Ven Poole.

"Greg brings a wide array of skills and expertise to the executive team and is a perfect fit to build upon the operational excellence Waste Industries is known for. His 27 years of experience within the waste industry is broad and deep," Poole said.

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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