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Waste Management names James Fish CEO

Staff Writer |
Houston, Tx., USA - November 14, 2016, Houston, Tx., USA - Waste Management, Inc., a waste management services company, announced that it has named James C. Fish, Jr. as the company’s president and chief executive officer.

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Mr. Fish has also been elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Fish has held several roles of increasing responsibility since he joined Waste Management in 2001.

Prior to becoming CFO in 2012 and President and CFO in July 2016, he held several key positions with the Company, including Senior Vice President for the Company’s Eastern Group, Area Vice President for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Market Area General Manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Vice President of Price Management and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Before joining Waste Management, he held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. Fish earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

He succeeds David P. Steiner as CEO.