Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 06, 2012
Synagro Technologies, Inc. announced today that Eric Zimmer has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Company. Mr. Zimmer joined in the fall of 2011 as the executive vice president of Synagro’s services division and succeeds Bill Massa, who resigned from the Company in October 2011.
“Eric has a deep understanding of Synagro’s business and possesses the operational know-how to drive the Company ahead,” said Tom Rabaut, Chairman of the Board, Synagro. “We look forward to working with him as he drives performance improvements, focuses the Company around specific achievable objectives, and creates value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Zimmer’s career was built on more than 22 years in the environmental services industry in a variety of positions, including operations, sales, marketing, and business management. His leadership expertise and success in growing profits with companies such as Westinghouse, Laidlaw Environmental Services, and Safety-Kleen Corporation made him the ideal choice to lead Synagro.
“Synagro made significant progress toward laying the foundation for future growth by making key strategic acquisitions and expanding into new markets,” said Mr. Zimmer. “This enabled us to build a foundation for expanding our industry leadership, and I look forward to helping the Company move into its next phase of development.”
Founded in 1986, Synagro, http://www.synagro.com, provides a system of solutions for civic and commercial organizations that manages by-products to create new, environmentally compelling options. The Company’s reliable, lasting system transforms industrial and municipal waste into environmentally-sustainable resources that benefit our communities and our planet— before an environmental footprint is left behind. As the largest recycler of organic by-products in the United States, Synagro uses best-in-class processes from beneficial reuse to renewable energy that adhere to the strictest of environmental regulations to provide sustainable solutions for communities across the nation. Serving more than 600 municipal and industrial water and wastewater facilities throughout the U.S., the Company’s leading systems of by-product management services help municipalities of all sizes save money and meet environmental regulations.
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Lauren Howe, Communications Specialist