President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Slager was named a director in June 2010. He has more than 31 years of experience in the waste and recycling industry, including 26 years with Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. Mr. Slager became Republic’s President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2011, after having served as President and Chief Operating Officer from the close of the merger with Allied in December 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Slager served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Allied from January 2005 through December 2008 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Allied from June 2003 through December 2004. Mr. Slager was Senior Vice President, Operations of Allied from December 2001 to June 2003. Previously, Mr. Slager served as Vice President-Operations of Allied from February 1998 to December 2001, as Assistant Vice President-Operations of Allied from June 1997 to February 1998 and as Regional Vice President of the Western Region of Allied from June 1996 to June 1997. Mr. Slager also served as District Manager for the Chicago Metro District of Allied from 1992 to 1996. Before Allied’s acquisition of National Waste Services in 1992, he served at National Waste Services as General Manager from 1990 to 1992 and in other management positions with that company beginning in 1985. Mr. Slager also serves on the board of directors of UTi Worldwide, Inc. and as a member of its Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Risk Committee.