Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW), a leading waste services company, has announced the appointment of Charles H. Cotros as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Tom Van Weelden. Mr. Van Weelden will continue to serve as Allied Waste’s President, responsible for Sales, Operations and Market Planning and Development, and will remain a member of the Board of Directors. He will report to Mr. Cotros. The appointment of Mr. Cotros, which was unanimously approved by the company’s Board, is effective immediately.
Mr. Cotros, who has served on Allied Waste’s Board since July, previously served as Chairman and CEO of SYSCO Corporation, the largest foodservice marketing and distribution organization in North America, most recently as its Chairman and CEO, from 2000 to 2002. For their fiscal year 2002, SYSCO reported revenues of more than $23 billion. His distinguished 43-year-long career in the foodservice distribution industry included 28 years with SYSCO.
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