Charlie Gray and Dave Lavender Now Regional Vice Presidents, Overseeing Company’s Two Operating Regions
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. today announced a restructuring, along with the promotion of two key executives. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s 10 year anniversary and the close of its most successful year in terms of revenue growth. This restructuring will ensure more efficient operations in preparation for another key growth year.
Charlie Gray and Dave Lavender will each take on the role of regional vice president for the environmental services company. Gray will oversee all operations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and eastern Tennessee including Nashville. Lavender will oversee all operations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and western Tennessee including Memphis.
“The tremendous successes Advanced Disposal Services has achieved through the years is a testament to our incredibly talented men and women. Charlie and Dave, through their strong leadership and innovation, are key drivers of that success,” said Advanced Disposal Chairman and CEO Charlie Appleby. “That’s why I am pleased to announce their promotions, in which they will oversee our two consolidated operating regions. I fully expect them to lead the best team in the business into a prosperous 2011.”
Gray was most recently area president for Georgia and South Carolina and has been with Advanced Disposal since 2001, when he was hired as general manager. Gray has more than 16 years of waste industry experience and holds a Master of Science from Nicholls State University and Bachelor of Science from the University of Arkansas.
“I look forward to this opportunity and expanding my knowledge and input to include more of our operating footprint,” said Gray. “There’s never been a more exciting time to be in this business, and I’m always honored to be part of the Advanced Disposal team.”
Lavender joined the company in 2004 and most recently served as area president for Alabama, Florida and the Alabama/Mississippi Gulf Coast. Lavender has more than 17 years of waste industry experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University.
“Consolidating the company into two areas will mean more efficient operations and thus even more growth,” said Lavender. “I couldn’t be more honored and excited to lead that charge.”
Advanced Disposal has grown to hold the position of fourth largest privately-held solid waste disposal company in the United States, providing non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services throughout the Southeast. Since the company’s start in November 2000 in Jacksonville, it has established 33 collection operations, 11 landfills, 20 transfer stations and nine recycling facilities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
For more information regarding Advanced Disposal, please visit www.AdvancedDisposal.com.
About Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.
Advanced Disposal is the fourth largest privately-owned environmental services company in the United States providing integrated, non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services in the Southeastern United States. Advanced Disposal currently owns and operates commercial, industrial, and residential solid waste collection operations, municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, and recycling facilities. Advanced Disposal is dedicated to preserving the environment and ensuring that all operations are conducted in a manner that follows all local, state, and federal laws in regards to environmental protection. Advanced Disposal is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. and has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.