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Waste Connections CEO takes leave of absence


TORONTO – Waste Connections, Inc. has announced that Ronald J. Mittelstaedt, chairman and CEO, will take a temporary leave of absence to address health matters affecting him and his family.

Until Mr. Mittelstaedt’s return, Worthing F. Jackman, the company’s president, will assume the duties and responsibilities of the principal executive officer.

Michael W. Harlan, the company’s lead independent director, will preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors until Mr. Mittelstaedt’s return.

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada.  Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, Waste Connections is also a provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins.

Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 41 states in the U.S., and six provinces in Canada.  The company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest.


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