2013 Top Shop award winners

Two managers receive President’s Award

San Francisco, Calif. – Every year, Waste Management recognizes its best maintenance performing business
units, and the respective managers, with a celebratory event at a five-star facility located somewhere in the
country. This year’s event was recently held at the Calistoga Ranch, Spa & Resort, located in the heart of Napa
Valley, California’s wine country. Presiding over the ceremony was Executive Vice President and Chief Operations
Officer Jim Trevathan.

In addition to honoring the best performing locations in collection, post collection and recycling operations, a special
recognition called the President’s Award was presented to the individuals who contributed the most consistent
leadership and performance.

The two winners of this year’s President’s Award were Chuck Cassie (left), senior manager of disposal from Orion, Mich.,
and Jake Schroeder (right), fleet manager from East Peoria, Ill.

For one of the President’s Award winners, Heavy Equipment Director John Meese had this to say: “While Cassie’s title
may say Senior District Manager, it truly does not speak to the actual role he plays in the Area’s disposal and maintenance
operations. He is a man wearing many hats and is an invaluable asset to the Area personnel, including senior management.”

“Congratulations to Jake and his team at WM-Hooker Street, for receiving this prestigious award,” said Mike Watson, AVP.
“To be recognized as the best of the best from over 400 districts is such a great honor, and I couldn’t think of anyone more
deserving. Jake’s continuous dedication to his team at Hooker Street and IL MV Area is an inspiration to all of us.  ” 

Collection Operations

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

Chicago

Jake Schroeder*

$6,500

Gaithersburg, Fla.

Sal Conte

$6,500

Bismark, N.D.

Shane Roth

$4,500

Mason City

Bruce Waddington

$4,500

Warsaw Hauling

Jason Carpenter

$3,000

Utica Hauling

Jorge Bordonhos

$3,000

Atlanta East

Fran Anastasio

$6,500

San Antonio, Texas

Steve Williams

$6,500

North Valley Disposal

Perry Roles

$4,500

WM of Woodland

Norm Lee

$4,500

Grand Junction

Mike Burrows

$3,000

Asheville Hauling

Steve Dixon

$3,000

Collection – Most Improved

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

St. Catherine

Rhon Rommel Tan

$2,000

Klamath Falls

Ben Hirengen

$2,000

WM of Charlotte

Brian Beltran

$2,000

WM of Clarksville

Ben Harp

$2,000

Winners – Disposal 

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

Pine Tree

Chuck Cassie*

$4,500

Northeast Transfer

George Ess

$4,500

El Sobrante LF

Luke Trickett

$4,500

Sky Harbor T/S

Alan Pusch

$4,500

Disposal – Most Improved

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

St. Sophie/Mountainview

Jacques Bourdages

$2,000

Maryland

John Wardzinsjki

$2,000

Kirby Canyon LF

Stephen Hopf

$2,000

Medley Landfill

Joe Gagne

$2,000

Recycling 

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

Elkridge MRF

Philip Janus

$3,000

Recycling – Most Improved 

Site

Fleet Manager

Award Amount

Denver-Franklin St. MRF

Rich Conner

$2,000