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Boucher Takes Over as Wheelabrator President & CEOBoucher Takes Over as Wheelabrator President & CEO

David Bodamer

July 13, 2015

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Boucher Takes Over as Wheelabrator President & CEO

Robert “Bob” C. Boucher Jr. officially has stepped in as president and CEO of Hampton, N.H.-based Wheelabrator Technologies. Boucher succeeds Mark A. Weidman.

Weidman is retiring after 25 years with the company. Weidman will remain with Wheelabrator in a consulting role to ensure a smooth transition with the company's customers, partners and communities.

Wheelbrator, which had been a subsidiary of Waste Management, was sold to private equity firm Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion in a deal announced last June.

"We thank Mark for his leadership and dedicated service to Wheelabrator," board chairman and Energy Capital Partners (ECP) partner Tyler Reeder said in a statement. "He has driven a best-in-class operating culture that permeates all Wheelabrator facilities and teams. Mark also led the company's successful international expansion, leaving behind the nearly-complete, state-of-the-art Ferrybridge energy-from-waste facility and a strong development pipeline in the U.K."

Robert "Bob" C. Boucher Jr. was previously the CEO and executive director of Transpacific Industries Group Ltd., a publicly-traded waste management business in Australia. Prior to Transpacific, Boucher worked across the U.S. waste management industry for more than 20 years, serving in senior executive positions with Republic Services and Synagro Technologies and management roles with Waste Management and American Waste Systems.

"Bob's extensive waste industry experience and track record of commercial success in growing and managing large disposal businesses complements ECP's electricity and risk management focus. We look forward to partnering with him," continued Reeder.

"I am excited to be joining such a talented and entrepreneurial team,” Boucher said in a statement. “I have long respected Wheelabrator's operations and attractive asset base. The Wheelabrator team has created a leading energy-from-waste business in the U.S. and positioned the company for growth in the U.K. Together, I look forward to continuing the world-class environmental services and operations for the benefit of our customers and communities."

Wheelabrator has a platform of 16 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power-producing facilities, four ash monofills and three waste transfer stations. Wheelabrator has an annual waste processing capacity of over 8.1 million tons, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 836 megawatts.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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