Republic names senior executive team for combined company

Republic Services, Inc. and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced the remainder of the senior executive team who will lead the company following the completion of the merger of the two companies.

These individuals will join James O’Connor, chairman and chief executive officer, Don Slager, president and chief operating officer, Tod Holmes, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Tim Donovan, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, whose positions were previously announced.

The following executives will report directly to O’Connor:

  • Brian Bales – executive vice president, business development.
  • Will Flower – executive vice president, communications.
  • Jeff Hughes – executive vice president, human resources.
  • Gary Sova – executive vice president, sales and marketing.

The company’s field operations will be divided into four regions. Each regional leader will have the title of senior vice president – operations and will report directly to Slager.

  • Jeff Andrews – senior vice president, Western operations (with offices located in Pleasanton, California).
  • Ron Krall – senior vice president, Eastern operations (with offices located in Chantilly, Virginia).
  • Chris Synek – senior vice president, Southern operations (with offices located in Houston, Texas).
  • Kevin Walbridge – senior vice president, Midwestern operations (with offices located in Indianapolis, Indiana).

The companies also announced that Mike Cordesman and Ed Evans will not be continuing with the company following the completion of the merger. Cordesman served as president and chief operating officer of Republic Services and Evans served as executive vice president and chief personnel officer of Allied Waste.

Upon completion of the merger, the combined companies will be called Republic Services.

Allied will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic with Allied stockholders receiving approximately 51.7 percent of the outstanding common stock of the combined company in respect of their Allied shares and Republic stockholders retaining approximately 48.3 percent of the outstanding common stock of the combined company, in each case, on a diluted basis.