WASHINGTON (April 12, 2:05 p.m. ET) — One of the highest profile positions in the waste and recycling business is going to Sharon H. Kneiss, the former vice president of the products division of the American Chemistry Council.
Washington-based Environmental Industry Associations announced today that Kneiss will succeed its longtime CEO Bruce J. Parker.
EIA represents the 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).
Kneiss has more than 25 years of experience in association and private industry management, policy and advocacy, EIA said.
In addition to ACC, she also served as vice president of regulatory affairs for the American Forest and Paper Association. Most recently, she had her own consulting firm.
Parker is ending a three-decade career at EIA, where he started as general counsel in 1981 and rose to CEO in 1996. More than 150 people applied for the top job.
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