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[greenyes] WMI Announces Replacement for Steve Ragiel at Its Recycle America Subsidiary

March 07, 2005 04:05 PM US Eastern Timezone

Waste Management, Inc. Appoints Patrick DeRueda President of Recycle America

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 7, 2005--


Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WMI) today announced Patrick DeRueda as the new
President of Recycle America Alliance. DeRueda succeeds Steve Ragiel. He
will report directly to Larry O'Donnell, Waste Management President and
Chief Operating Officer, and he will be a member of the Waste Management
Senior Leadership Team. Recycle America Alliance (RAA) is a majority owned
subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc.
"Pat brings a wealth of industry knowledge, experience, and leadership to
the position. His professional experience, coupled with his commitment to
community service and operational excellence, will only enhance the work
that RAA is already doing," said O'Donnell.
DeRueda has been with Waste Management since 2001. Most recently he was
Market Area General Manager for the Company's New Mexico Market Area and led
that Market Area to top performance levels in the Company.
During his tenure at Waste Management, DeRueda has successfully directed a
number of recycling programs. His experience includes oversight of Material
Recovery Facilities (MRF's) in Palo Alto and San Jose, California and
Tucson, Arizona, implementation of an electronics-recycling program in Palo
Alto, and improving profitability of the Company's MRF in Santa Fe, New
"We wanted to select a leader that could bring our hauling and recycling
operations into closer alignment. Clearly, Pat's experience with both
recycling and hauling operations, his excellent leadership, communication
and bilingual skills, and his track record of building high performance
teams, will help lead RAA to the next level of performance," said O'Donnell.
Prior to joining Waste Management, DeRueda was with BFI for 14 years, where
he served in several different capacities including Corporate Safety Manager
and Regional Risk Manager.

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