Progressive Names New Chief Financial Officer

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 16, 2012

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Progressive Names New Chief Financial Officer

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. has appointed Ian Kidson as vice president and chief financial officer.

The Vaughan, Ontario-based Progressive Waste said in a news release that Kidson will succeed Thomas Cowee, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Cowee will remain with Progressive the fourth quarter to aid with the transition.

Kidson most recently served as managing director and co-head TD Capital Mezzanine Partners for 10 years, leading subordinated debt and equity investments in North American businesses in sectors including waste management, cable media, manufacturing logistics, broadcast media, regulated transportation, financial, aerospace and software.

“Ian's familiarity with our business and the focus he brings on capital allocation and returns makes him an ideal addition to our team,” said Joseph Quarin, vice chairman and CEO of Progressive Waste.


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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