Progressive’s Incoming CEO Joe Quarin Joins EIA Board

Date: December 8, 2011

Source: Environmental Industry Associations (EIA)

Quarin Joins Environmental Industry Associations Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) announced that Joseph “Joe” Quarin, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (Progressive Waste Solutions), will join the EIA Board of Trustees.

EIA is the trade association that represents the American private sector solid waste and recycling industry through its two sub-associations, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC). NSWMA represents companies that provide solid, hazardous and medical waste collection, recycling and disposal services, and companies that provide professional and consulting services to the waste services industry. WASTEC represents companies that manufacture, distribute or develop equipment, technology and systems for the safe and environmentally responsible management of waste and recycling.

Bruce J. Parker, EIA’s President and CEO, said, “We are pleased and fortunate that Joe has agreed to serve in leadership roles on the EIA Board of Trustees. He exemplifies the best qualities found in the leaders of our member companies. Progressive Waste Solutions provides essential services that help maintain the fabric of local communities across the country by protecting the environment and public health.”

Prior to being appointed to his current position, Quarin was EVP of Progressive Waste Solutions from March 2010, EVP and Canadian COO from September 2005 through March 2010, CFO from February 2002 through September 2005, and Vice President, Finance from July 2000 through February 2002. Prior to July 2000, he was an associate at NB Capital Partners (now Edgestone Capital Partners). He has an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Queen’s University, and is a Chartered Accountant.

Progressive Waste Solutions is one of North America’s largest full-service, vertically integrated waste management companies, providing non-hazardous solid waste collection and landfill disposal services to commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers in twelve states and the District of the Columbia in the U.S., and six Canadian provinces. The Company’s major brands are IESI, BFI Canada and Waste Services. The Company’s shares are listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BIN.

EIA member companies conduct business in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.environmentalistseveryday.org.

For more information, contact:
Thom Metzger, 202-364-3751

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