Waste Pro announces promotions within company’s leadership
Waste Pro, Longwood, Florida, announced it has promoted five of its top leaders across its 10-state footprint. West Coast Regional Vice President Keith Banasiak is assuming the role of senior vice president; Director of Human Resources Shannon Early is now vice president of human resources; Southwest Florida Regional Maintenance Manager David Kutschinski is now vice president of fleet and maintenance; Athens, Georgia Division Manager Jerry Harrison is now divisional vice president of Georgia; and Will Howard, production manager of Waste Pro’s Ocala, Florida, recycling center, is now vice president of recycling for the company.
Banasiak leads one of Waste Pro’s largest regions. With more than 20 years in the waste industry, he also is chairman emeritus of Florida-based Keep Lee County Beautiful and Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Early has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She joined Waste Pro’s corporate office in 2011 as manager of training and human resources before being promoted to director of human resources in 2013.
Kutschinski joined Waste Pro as regional maintenance manager in 2015. He has 27 years of management in the waste industry and specializes in fleet operations.
Harrison has been with Waste Pro as Athens division manager since 2014, managing a team of dozens to serve thousands of Waste Pro customers.
Howard joined Waste Pro’s Ocala materials recovery facility in 2015, supervising the processing workflow of materials through the recycling facility. He was a member of Waste Pro’s inaugural Leadership Initiative. class, which is a mentorship program designed to develop a vibrant second generation of young leaders. In addition, he is a recognized recycling industry expert and often serves as Waste Pro’s spokesperson for recycling-related issues.