PHOENIX -August 20, 2012 - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) today announced the appointment of Justin Boswell, 44, to the position of senior vice president-operations, midwestern region effective August 24, 2012. Mr. Boswell, previously with Stanley Black & Decker in Indianapolis, will head the company's nine-state midwestern operations headquartered in Indianapolis.
Republic Services is an industry leader in the U.S. non-hazardous solid waste industry. With more than 30,000 employees and operations in 39 states and Puerto Rico, Republic's collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.
"We are committed to cultivating and attracting top senior leadership as we work to grow our business," said Don Slager, president and CEO of Republic Service, Inc. "We are pleased to have Justin joining the Republic Services team and look forward to the insights and innovations that he will bring to our industry."
Mr. Boswell has built and led high performing teams at GE and Stanley Black & Decker. While at Stanley Black & Decker, he was a key executive responsible for establishing the $3 billon Stanley Security Solutions division. Most recently, he served as senior vice president directing the integration of Stanley's $1 billion acquisition of Niscayah.
Mr. Boswell received a bachelor of business administration-finance and marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and his executive masters of business administration from Vanderbilt University.
Mr. Boswell's appointment coincides with the promotion of Robert Boucher to executive vice president-operations for Republic Services. Mr. Boucher will relocate from Republic Services' Houston-based southern region to the Phoenix headquarters. Republic Services veteran Jack Perko will move from his current post in the midwestern region to the position of senior vice president-operations, southern region. Mr. Boswell will fill the position vacated by Mr. Perko.
About Republic Services, Inc.
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in the U.S. non-hazardous solid waste industry. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers' waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at republicservices.com.