KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Valley Waste, a provider of solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services serving Berkley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland, announces, in connection with the recent acquisition of the company, John Decker as Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. John is a 20 year waste industry veteran who has held leadership positions with both public and private solid waste companies. Most recently, John was the Vice President of Operations for Casella Waste, a leading solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services company that operates in 14 states with 32 solid waste collection operations, 31 transfer stations, 37 recycling facilities and 10 landfills. While at Casella, John helped lead the firm's operational improvements, growth and vertical integration strategy, and was focused on Casella's long-term goal of transforming traditional solid waste streams into renewable resources.
John joins a team of experienced operators who are focused on providing the highest quality services in their communities. "What attracted me to Apple Valley Waste was their commitment to their employees and the relationships they have developed within the communities they serve," said John Decker. "Apple Valley is truly an organization built on sincere dedication to customer service and the environment." As the Managing Partner of Apple Valley, John will work alongside James ("J.P.") Phillips, one of the founding partners, who will continue as General Manager of Apple Valley Waste. J.P. has been with Apple Valley since inception and is a 13 year industry veteran who has also worked for Allied Waste Services and General Refuse. John Decker and J.P. Phillips both partnered with Summer Street Capital to acquire Apple Valley.
"We are pleased to welcome John to the team," said J.P. who added, "John shares our passion and dedication to offer dependable waste and recycling collection services with a commitment to providing friendly, high quality services to our customers."
ABOUT APPLE VALLEY WASTE
Headquartered in Kearneysville, WV, Apple Valley Waste is a provider of solid waste collection and environmental recycling services. Apple Valley provides first class solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal services to residential and commercial customers in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia and Washington County, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.applevalleywaste.com.
SOURCE Apple Valley Waste