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Advanced Disposal’s Appleby to Retire; Burke Named CEOAdvanced Disposal’s Appleby to Retire; Burke Named CEO

Allan Gerlat

January 21, 2014

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Advanced Disposal’s Appleby to Retire; Burke Named CEO

Charlie Appleby will retire July 1 as CEO of ADS Waste Holdings Inc., which does business as Advanced Disposal Services Inc.

The Ponte Vedra, Fla.-based ADS said in a news release that it selected President Richard Burke to replace Appleby as CEO. Appleby will stay on the board of directors following his retirement.

"Richard is a phenomenal leader,” Appleby said. “He brings integrity, passion, business sense and a willingness to lead from the front. Richard has the broad business experience, in depth industry knowledge, and has clearly demonstrated the requisite executive skills and temperament to lead Advanced Disposal successfully into the future."

Also, Walter Hall, the chief operating officer of the company, is leaving Advanced to pursue other opportunities. Burke also will serve as chief operating officer, effective immediately, until he assumes the position of CEO or until ADS names a replacement.

"We thank Wally for all he has accomplished for the company and wish him well in the future,” Appleby said. “Wally has been an instrumental part of building the Advanced Disposal team and the successes we have achieved since inception of our company. He will always be an important part of our history."

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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