May 17, 2018 at 4:30 PM EDT
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--
Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WM)
today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Thomas (Tom) H.
Weidemeyer as Chairman of the Board.
“We are extremely pleased that Tom has accepted the role of Chairman of
Waste Management’s Board of Directors,” stated Jim Fish, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management. “Tom has been a valuable
member of the Waste Management Board of Directors for many years, and
his operational and leadership experience position him well to lead our
“I am honored to have been elected as Chairman of the Board of this
exceptional company,” said Weidemeyer. “Since joining the Board in 2005,
I’ve seen Waste Management execute extremely well on its strategy and
deliver outstanding financial and operational performance. I’m excited
to continue to work with our strong Board and management team to execute
on our strategy and deliver shareholder value.”
Weidemeyer, who retired from United Parcel Service, Inc. as Senior Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer, was first elected to Waste
Management’s Board of Directors in 2005. Over the past thirteen years,
Weidemeyer has served on the Board’s Audit Committee, Management
Development and Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance
Committee, most recently also serving as the Chairman of that committee.
As Board Chairman, Weidemeyer will serve on all three committees of the
Weidemeyer has over 15 years of experience as a member of public company
boards of directors and currently also serves as a director of NRG
Energy, Inc., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Amsted Industries
Incorporated, a private corporation.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of
comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its
subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and
resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading
developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in
the United States. The company’s customers include residential,
commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North
America. To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com
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Source: Waste Management Inc.
Ed Egl, 713.265.1656