PHOENIX—January 30, 2012— Don Slager, president and chief executive officer for Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG), was ranked number one in "Top CEOs" in the business, education and professional services section within the capital goods/industrials category, according to Institutional Investor magazine's annual "U.S. Investor Relations" rankings. Slager and Republic Senior Vice President and Treasurer Ed Lang were named to the magazine's 2012 All-American Executive Team.
These results are part of a U.S. Investor Relations Perception Study. Institutional Investor magazine surveyed buy-side analysts, portfolio managers and sell-side analysts at securities firms and financial institutions across the U.S. and asked these individuals to name the best chief executive officers, chief financial officers, investor relations professionals and companywide IR efforts in their domains. Participants were invited to nominate up to four individuals and companies in each sector.
This year, nearly 1,350 money managers and investment professional at more than 600 buy-side firms, as well as 830 sell-side analysts from about 150 institutions contributed their opinions to the poll.
Slager was named president and CEO in January 2011, following his tenure as the president and chief operating officer of Republic. He began his career in the waste and recycling industry in 1980. Slager has completed the Northwestern University Kellogg School Advanced Executive Program and holds a certificate from the Stanford University Board Consortium Development Program.
Republic Services, Inc. provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Company's various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. For more information, visit the Republic Services website at republicservices.com.