Waste Management names new CEO, marking end of Steiner's 12-year run

By Kristin Musulin, Waste Dive. 

Dive Brief:

  • Waste Management announced it has named James C. Fish Jr. as the company's new president and CEO, marking the end of David Steiner's 12-year run as the company's chief executive. Fish has also been elected to the company's Board of Directors.
  • W. Robert Reum, non-executive chairman of the board, said in a press release that Fish was chosen for the position because he "has a deep understanding of ... strategy, impressive financial and operational acumen and strong support from employees, customers and investors."
  • It is unclear if David Steiner will have any involvement with the company following this shift in leadership. Waste Management is now in search for a new CFO, but Fish will continue to lead financial operations in the interim.