Republic appoints new board member

Michael A. Duffy has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

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Phoenix-based Republic Services Inc. has announced that supply chain industry executive Michael A. Duffy has been appointed to its board of directors, bringing its membership to a total of 11. He will serve on the Audit Committee as well as the Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Duffy, 50, is CEO of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., the nation's largest wholesale grocery distributor, Republic Services reports in a news release. C&S is a leader in supply chain innovation, distributing more than 137,000 unique products to more than 7,700 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions.

Duffy's experience includes 10 years as a division president at Cardinal Health, with oversight of products and services for hospital clients as well as the company's global supply chain. Prior to that, he served as vice president over the global supply chain of Gillette Co. and later Procter & Gamble, and he has deep experience in mergers and acquisitions. As CEO, Duffy serves on the board of C&S, and is a board member of the Food Marketing Institute and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. 

"Mike is a natural leader whose CEO experience and focus on strategic development and customer satisfaction add tremendous value to our board," says Republic Services Chief Executive Officer Donald W. Slager. "Mike's skillset will be an asset as we continue to advance Republic's strategy of profitable growth through differentiation and I look forward to working with him."