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Peekskill's Wheelabrator Names New CEO

Robert “Bob” C. Boucher Jr. is the the new president and CEO Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which operates the Wheelabrator Westchester plant in Peekskill.
Robert “Bob” C. Boucher Jr. is the the new president and CEO Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which operates the Wheelabrator Westchester plant in Peekskill. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which operates the Wheelabrator Westchester plant in Peekskill, has named Robert “Bob” C. Boucher Jr. the new president and CEO effective Monday, succeeding Mark A. Weidman.

Weidman has announced his retirement as president and CEO of Wheelabrator after 25 years with the company. He has been critical to building the Wheelabrator business, including under Waste Management’s ownership, in the U.S., the U.K., and other international markets.

Weidman will remain with Wheelabrator in a consulting role to ensure a smooth transition with the company’s customers, partners and communities. “We thank Mark for his leadership and dedicated service to Wheelabrator,” board chairman and Energy Capital Partners partner Tyler Reeder noted.

Boucher was previously the CEO and executive director of Transpacific Industries Group Ltd., a publicly traded waste management business in Australia. Prior to Transpacific, Boucher worked across the U.S. waste management industry for more than 20 years, serving in senior executive positions with Republic Services Inc. and Synagro Technologies, Inc., and management roles with Waste Management and American Waste Systems.

Headquartered in Hampton, N.H., Wheelabrator creates clean, renewable energy from everyday residential and business waste. Including its new facility now being commissioned in the U.K., Wheelabrator has a platform of 16 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power-producing facilities, four ash monofills and three waste transfer stations.

For more on Wheelabrator, visit www.wtienergy.com .

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