HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WCA Waste Corporation ("WCA"), a vertically-integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced today that waste industry veteran James J. Cowhey, Jr. has been appointed as WCA's Chief Executive Officer.
Cowhey joins WCA following the sale of Chicago-based Land and Lakes, Co. in September 2012, where he had served as President and CEO since 2001.
Paul Mitchener, Managing Director, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, who served as interim CEO following WCA's going private transaction in March 2012, commented, "The WCA Board is thrilled to have Jim Cowhey as our CEO. Jim's extensive experience in the waste industry and his proven track record in building Land and Lakes into a leading company in one of the most competitive markets in the U.S. greatly enhance our ability to execute the strategic vision for the Company."
Mr. Mitchener will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board of WCA.
Jim Cowhey said, "I am excited to join the WCA team. I am honoured to lead the WCA team in successfully executing our long-term growth strategy and continuing to build WCA into a leading non-hazardous waste services company."
About WCA Waste Corporation
WCA Waste Corporation is a vertically-integrated waste services company engaged in the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste. The Company's operations currently consist of 22 landfills, 24 transfer stations/material recovery facilities and 25 collection operations located throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. More information about WCA can be found at www.wcawaste.com.
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Communications, Macquarie Group
Tel: +1 212 231 1310
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