Wheelabrator Power Runners race for
Employees come from across the country
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – A team of Wheelabrator Technologies employees from the East Coast joined more
than 200 other teams for a two-day, 200-mile trek within the state of New York, from Saratoga Springs to Lake
Placid. It was all part of the Ragnar Relay Adirondacks, an event that raises money to protect the local
Naming themselves the Wheelabrator Power Runners, each of the company’s ten participants completed three
legs of the race across the Adirondack Mountains. All told, the Power Runners completed the trek in 29 hours
and 50 minutes, nearly four hours ahead of the expected pace.
With the support of friends and business partners, the team also raised nearly $5,000 to benefit the Adirondack
“Wheelabrator is focused on serving as an engaged community partner and many employees at Wheelabrator
run in numerous road races throughout the year for various charities,” said Chris Leyen, maintenance systems
manager and the team’s organizer. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to put together a Wheelabrator
team to run together for a cause.”
In total, employees from seven company locations participated in the race:
- Chris Leyen – Baltimore, Md.
- Tony Morzello – Bridgeport, Conn.
- Mike Irwin and Mike Lysyk – Pompano Beach, Fla.
- John Rice – Morrisville, Penn.
- Don Musial, Michelle Turcotte and Kenny Roy – Hampton, N.H.
- Dave Magill – Gloucester, N.J.
- David Wright – Peekskill, N.Y.
“This is a great team effort,” said Mike Irwin, Wheelabrator’s director of finance and analysis who participated in the
race. “I would like to commend my fellow employees for volunteering to support the Adirondack Mountain Club. There
is a culture of giving back here at Wheelabrator, and these employees exemplify that by participating in this and other
community events throughout the year.”
Photo: Kneeling in front (L-R): Ron Garcia, Dave Magill, Tony Morzello, Walter Klinke. Back Row (left to right); Mike
Maffei, Mike Lysyk, Michelle Turcotte, John Rice, Kenny Roy, Chris Leyen, Don Musial and Mike Irwin.