LRS announces hiring of new general manager

LRS, a Chicago-based independent recycling and waste diversion provider, has named Shadeed Spence its general manager—a newly created position designed to accommodate LRS’s operational growth.

Spence began his 7-year waste industry career as a site manager and worked his way up to his most recent position as district manager for Waste Management (WM) before joining LRS.

“As LRS continues to expand its Midwest presence, it’s critical we hire extremely qualified employees like Shadeed to lead and assist in growing our operations division,” said LRS CEO Alan T. Handley. “We welcome Shadeed to the team and believe his knowledge and experience in the waste industry will be a valuable addition to our operations department.”

Shadeed moved from Ohio to Illinois to join LRS. He has over 15 years of leadership experience, and in his last position at WM, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple districts; trained employees; developed and implemented programs that were optimal for equipment utilization, equipment maintenance and labor and material costs; and oversaw any personnel needs for the operations department.

“Shadeed’s new position as general manager will play a key role in our operations division to ensure the right processes and procedures are implemented safely, accurately and efficiently,” said LRS Chief Operating Officer John Larsen. “I look forward to having Shadeed on the team and seeing how his experience and implementation ideas accelerate and improve our overall operations.”

As LRS continues to expand throughout the Midwest, hiring more individuals will continue to be an organizational goal to help accommodate the growth that the company is experiencing, it says.