April 30 ? LAS VEGAS — Unlike Cal Ripken Jr., Bruce Parker doesn?t have to wait five years for his hall of fame induction.
The long-time leader of the Environmental Industry Associations is part of the class being inducted into the trade group?s hall of fame this week at Waste Expo in Las Vegas.
Parker is being joined by Lee Brandsma, Susan Eppes, George Fennell, Dwight Schaubach and Stephen Smith, according to the EIA.
Brandsma, along with business partner Larry Groot, grew Groot Industries, and has served as chair of the National Solid Wastes Management Association Illinois chapter as well as that trade group?s waste haulers council. He also has been vice chair of NSWMA and chair of EIA, the group said.
Eppes, who founded health and safety consulting firm EST Solutions in 2002, previously was director of safety and health for both Browning-Ferris Industries Inc. and Recycle America. She is chair of the Waste Equipment Technology Association?s full Z245 Committee and chairs subcommittees on material recovery facilities and transfer stations, the group said.
Fennell founded or partnered in some of the largest solid waste management companies in South Carolina. They include Fennell Container Co., Fenn-Vac, Fennell Waste Systems and ECO Services of South Carolina. He eventually merged his companies with Republic Industries Inc. only later to resume company ownership in 2002 when he helped start Carolina Waste & Recycling, Carolina Landfill and Carolina Processing & Recycling, the group said.
Schaubach was involved in some of the largest waste management companies in Virginia, including Bay Disposal, Area Container, ECO Services of South Carolina and Incendere before selling. He became involved in Bay Disposal & Recycling in 2000, one of the largest independently owned waste companies in Virginia, the group said.
Smith founded ET Technologies in 1984, operating Salt Lake City?s industrial and special waste facility he helped design and build. He later founded another solid waste company, an asbestos landfill, two hazardous waste transfer and treatment locations, a composting facility and a rail-haul site. He currently is vice president of construction and operations for Clean Energy Renewable Fuels.
Parker came to the trade group in 1981 as general counsel before taking over as CEO in 1997. He is retiring this year, the group said.
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