Phoenix-based waste management company Republic Services Inc. has named Robert Maruster, 42, as executive VP and chief operating officer.
Maruster heads up the company’s field operations, which includes 170 business units with 29,000 employees in 39 states and Puerto Rico; 336 collection operations; 199 transfer stations; 190 active landfill operations; and 64 recycling facilities.
“We are delighted that Rob will be joining the Republic team. He is an extremely talented operations executive with an expertise in driving operational excellence within complex customer-centric organizations,” CEO Don Slager said in a June 2, 2014 statement. “Additionally, Rob’s commitment to empowering frontline employees to deliver an unparalleled customer experience is critical to the Company's future success as we build the Republic brand into America's preferred recycling and waste partner.”
Additionally, Maruster will be responsible for the company’s safety and environmental compliance, operations support and fleet management.
Maruster joins Republic from JetBlue Airways Corp., where he was the airline’s executive VP and COO.