Resource Recovery Appoints New Leadership



Katherine Hypolite, Communications Coordinator, 401-942-1430 x255,

JOHNSTON, RI—After an extensive six-month search, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) today announced the selection of Joseph Reposa as its new Executive Director.  Reposa succeeds Mike OConnell, who after ten years of service, will retire later this month.

"We are extremely excited to have Joseph as our new Executive Director,” remarked Michael F. Sabitoni, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Resource Recovery. “His significant industry experience and proven track record make him the ideal choice to lead our dynamic organization. I am confident that Joseph will take Resource Recovery into its next phase through thoughtful leadership, outreach, and collaboration.  " 

Reposa has an extensive background and career, having held top executive and management positions in Sales, Information Technology, and Operations spanning Environmental Services and the Retail Industry. Most recently, Reposa served as the General Manager for Waste Management and Vice President of Marketing for Sears Holdings Corporation.  He has his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and an MBA from Rice University in Houston, Texas. 

Joseph Reposa commented, "I am looking forward to working with the Resource Recovery team, its partners and the communities across Rhode Island to continue to provide safe, environmentally responsible and sustainable solid waste services."

As Executive Director, Reposa will be responsible for all facets of Resource Recovery’s operations, strategic direction, financial solvency, and long-term planning. He will assume the Executive Director role effective June 19, 2017. 

About Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

Resource Recovery is the quasi-public agency dedicated to providing Rhode Islanders with safe, environmentally compliant, clean, and cost effective waste and recycling services. The agency operates the state’s Materials Recycling Facility, Leaf and Yard Compost, Eco-Depot, and Central Landfill, and provides free programs and services to help the RI community manage materials more sustainably.

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