Date: February 19, 2007
Source: Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW), a leading waste services company, today announced the election of two new members to the Company's Board of Directors. William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and John M. Trani, Chairman of Accretive Commerce, joined the Allied Waste Board effective February 19, 2007.
Prior to joining Atlas in 2006, Mr. Flynn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GeoLogistics Corporation from 2002 until its sale in 2005. Mr. Flynn was a Senior Vice President with CSX Corporation from 2000 to 2002 and held various positions of increasing responsibility with Sea-Land Services Inc. from 1977 to 1999. Mr. Flynn received his BA in Latin American Studies from the University of Rhode Island and a Masters in Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona.
From 1997 until his retirement in 2003, Mr. Trani was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Stanley Works. Prior to joining Stanley, Mr. Trani held various management positions over an 18-year career with General Electric Company. Mr. Trani is a graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute with degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Management and Operations Research, and holds an MA in Finance, Strategy & Policy from New York University.
"We are very pleased to welcome two individuals of Bill and John's caliber to the Board of Allied Waste," said John J. Zillmer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "Both have an impressive track record of corporate success and each brings valuable experiences to help guide Allied Waste as we continue to pursue initiatives in support of our key focus areas of people development, customer service and operational excellence."
About Allied Waste Industries
Allied Waste Industries, Inc., a leading waste services company, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the United States. As of December 31, 2006, the Company operated a network of 304 collection companies, 161 transfer stations, 168 active landfills and 57 recycling facilities in 37 states and Puerto Rico.
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