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December 4, 2017

Waste Management President and CEO Jim Fish Named ‘Executive of the Year’ by Waste Dive

HOUSTON — Dec. 4, 2017 — Waste Management’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Fish was named Executive of the Year today by Waste Dive, a leading industry news publisher.

“In just one year as Waste Management CEO, Fish has sent the company down a successful business path that prioritizes sustainability, industry leadership and company culture. He quickly transitioned into the role without skipping a beat, proving his skills as a composed and tactful executive,” said Kristin Musulin, Editor for Waste Dive.

“I’m grateful to be recognized and humbled by this honor, but this truly is a testament to the great work of my fellow Waste Management teammates across North America,” said Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management.

The 2017 Dive Awards recognize the industry’s top disruptors and innovators. These executives, companies, trends and breakthroughs are transforming the industry and shaping the future. Waste Dive solicited suggestions for title nominees from its 15,000+ readers.

Winners were chosen by the editors of Waste Dive based on resonance and industry impact.



Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit or


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