Recent news and developments from the waste and environmental services industry.

Covanta selects EVP of safety, operations and engineering

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Capital & Power

Covanta, a sustainable materials management and environmental solutions provider that is based in Morristown, New Jersey, has appointed Adel Omrani as executive vice president of safety, operations and engineering.

The company says Omrani will oversee waste-to-energy operations in North America. In this role, he will work to optimize safety performance and invest in technologies to enhance Covanta’s infrastructure and ability to support its zero-waste-to-landfill services.

“With more than 25 years of deep operational experience in transformative markets around the globe, Adel is an exceptional addition to the Covanta team,” says Covanta President and CEO Azeez Mohammed. “His expertise in leading cross-functional teams, managing a high-performing workforce and delivering operational excellence is perfectly matched for our strategic efforts to grow and leverage Covanta’s unique zero waste-to-landfill solutions.”

Before joining Covanta, Omrani spent more than 20 years working at General Electric Co. (GE), Boston, where he held various leadership and senior operational roles worldwide. Most recently, he served as regional president and CEO of GE Gas Power, where he oversaw commercial and operational aspects of a 20-gigawatt installed base power generation equipment and services business, including planning and executing more than 700 maintenance events per year across more than 20 countries.

Omrani served as GE’s chief operating officer and chief commercial officer for various power generation and services business units and began his career as a design engineer with GE Aviation. Omrani later became general manager for contractual services in Africa for GE Power & Water.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Covanta at such a pivotal time in its history,” Omrani says.

Arrow Waste gets new CEO in Vetsch

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Justin Vetsch has been named CEO of Arrow Inc. (Arrow Waste), headquartered in Atlanta, according to an announcement from Global Recruiters Network (GRN) of McKinney, Texas. Vetsch will lead the professionalization and continued growth initiatives of the Arrow Waste board and shareholders.

Vetsch began his career at UPS before joining Houston-based WM in 2012, where he began to learn about the waste and recycling industry. Most recently, he served as the director of operations for Asplundh Tree Expert LLC, a private equity-backed tree services company based in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

Arrow Waste is an environmental services platform and investment portfolio company of Carr’s Hill Partners, New Orleans. Founded in 1994, Arrow Waste has grown to become one of the largest providers of roll-off container and waste hauling services for residential, commercial and industrial clients in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

GRN McKinney is a worldwide executive search firm specializing in the waste and environmental services industry. Vetsch’s placement was handled by Tyler Frisbie, president of GRN McKinney.

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