Date: June 9, 2009
Source: Environmental Industry Associations (EIA)
Waste Industry Professionals Honored by Environmental Industry Associations
Recipients Recognized at Annual Waste Expo Awards Breakfast
More than two dozen men and women in the solid waste industry were honored for their service to the field at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, sponsored by the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC).
EIA is the trade association representing the waste and recycling services and equipment industry throughout the U.S. through its two sub-associations, NSWMA and WASTEC. NSWMA represents for-profit companies that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and waste disposal services, and companies that provide professional and consulting services to the waste services industry. WASTEC represents companies that design, build, distribute, service and consult with respect to the equipment and technology systems that are used to collect, contain, transport, store, process, recycle, treat and dispose of the world's solid wastes and recyclable materials.
The breakfast ceremony was held in Las Vegas, Nev. during Waste Expo 2009, North America's largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.
"We are honored to recognize these 28 individuals," said Bruce Parker, President and CEO of EIA and NSWMA. "These committed professionals have demonstrated outstanding achievements in advancing the reputation of our industry as service oriented, safety conscious and environmentally innovative."
"We are fortunate to be part of an industry with such a dynamic and praiseworthy workforce," said Gary Satterfield, WASTEC's executive vice president. "We salute all of the award recipients."
Those honored at the June 9 event included:
EIA Driver of the Year
Jean Alexandre, Veolia SE Solid Waste (Palm Beach, Fla.) – Large Residential Category
Richard DeFelice, East Coast Resources (Richmond, Va.) – Small Industrial Category
Kenneth Hunnicutt, City of Fresno Department of Public Utilities (Fresno, Ca.) – Public Sector Category
Sean Jollon, Mr. T Carting Corp (Glendale, N.Y.) – Small Commercial Category
Donald Lederer, Republic Services, Inc. (Lake Havasu City, Ariz) – Large Commercial Category
John Thomas, Republic Services, Inc. (Henderson, Nev.) – Large Industrial Category
Larry Upshaw, Cardinal Sanitation (Tyrone, Ga.) – Small Residential Category
EIA Hall of Fame
Richard ("Red") Gagnon, The Master Garbologist and Full Cycle Composting (Westfield, Mass.)
Mike Knaub, Schaefer Systems International (Charlotte, N.C.)
John McLaughlin, Scranton Manufacturing (Scranton, Iowa)
Thomas B. Rumpke (posthumously), Rumpke Consolidated Companies (Cincinnati, Ohio)
William J. Rumpke, Sr., Rumpke Consolidated Companies (Cincinnati, Ohio)
EIA Special Trustee Award
Mike Cordesman, Republic Services, Inc. (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Mike Paine, Paine's, Inc. (East Granby, Conn.)
NSWMA Distinguished Service Award
William Flower, Republic Services, Inc. (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Stephen Smith, Hydro Geo Chem (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
NSWMA Member of the Year Award
Mary Margaret Cowhey, Land and Lakes (Park Ridge, Ill.)
Dominick Incantalupo, Chelsea Sanitation Service (Kearny, N.J.)
NSWMA Special Governor's Award
James Amick, Republic Services, Inc. (Charlotte, N.C. and S.C.)
Gino Dugan, Republic Services, Inc. (Revere, Mass.)
Max Goolsby, Republic Services, Inc. (Mapleton, Ga.)
Julie Ketchum, Waste Management (St. Paul, Minn.)
Thomas Toscano, Mr. T Carting Corp. (Glendale, N.Y.)
WASTEC Distinguished Service Award
Tim Foster, Foster Hydraulics, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.)
WASTEC Employee of the Year
Tom Bailey, Marathon Equipment Co. (Vernon, Alabama) – in sales
Morris Marlow, Schaefer Systems International (Charlotte, N.C.) – in Engineering
Matt Stepinski, Otto Environmental Systems North America (Eloy, Ariz.) – in Production
WASTEC Member of the Year Award
David Malter, Malter Associates, Inc. (Bull Valley, Ill.)
Biographical information is available for all of the award recipients. For more information, contact Thom Metzger at email@example.com.
For more information about how innovation in the solid waste industry is helping to solve today's environmental challenges, visit www.environmentalistseveryday.org.