Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that Jon Vander Ark had been named the president of the Company. As president, Vander Ark is accountable for the Company’s ongoing conversion and continued growth. He will oversee operations, sales, marketing, and business growth and will continue reporting to Don Slager, chief executive officer.
Before this appointment, Vander Ark served as chief operating officer, expanding greater rigor around safety, fleet readiness, labor effectiveness, and route optimization. He joined Republic Services in January 2013 as EVP, chief marketing officer, accountable for advancing the Republic Services brand, elevating the Company’s customer-centric service approach, and introducing its Priority Based Selling (PBS) technique and its Capture tablet-based pricing tool.
In 2016, Vander Ark assumed the role of EVP, operations, managing performance and financial results across the field organization. Before Republic, he served as a partner at McKinsey & Company’s Detroit office, managing clients across a variety of industries, including transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and consumer products. He received a bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.
“We have built a high-caliber executive leadership team through a promise to leveraging composite strength and building deliberate development plans for our people,” said Slager. “Jon works effectively and have delivered sustainable results for our customers and shareholders. They have built strong teams and remain focused on making Republic a place where the best people come to work. I am looking forward to working closely with them in their new roles as we continue to strengthen The Republic Way and expedite the Company’s growth over the coming years.”
Again, Congrats Jon!