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LANCASTER (Lancaster County, PA) – The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) announces that Chief Executive Officer Robert Zorbaugh has informed the Board of Directors of his plans to retire from the organization at the end of next year, after six years in the role. The Board will begin conducting a formal search for a successor.
“Bob’s retirement next year will mark the end of a remarkable career with LCSWMA,” said George Rettew, LCSWMA’s Board Chair. “His clear vision for the organization and commitment to providing excellent service to the community has defined his tenure as CEO and positions LCSWMA for continued success. We look forward to working with him as CEO over the next 20 months and will thank him for his leadership and contribution to our business when he steps down at the end of 2024,” he added.
“Bob began his career with LCSWMA in 1990, nearly 34 years ago,” explained Rettew. “His deep knowledge and expertise of the solid waste industry has been instrumental in leading the organization through a strategic transformation that has enhanced its overall performance.”
Zorbaugh, who began his career with LCSWMA as a Construction Inspector at the Frey Farm Landfill, served in progressing management roles for LCSWMA before his appointment to Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He held the position for eight years before the Board selected him to lead the organization as its CEO.
“It is a pleasure to work with an exceptional Board, Executive Leadership Team and staff to fulfill the important mission of managing waste as a resource to protect the environment and benefit the community,” Zorbaugh said. “As I approach my sixth year as CEO, and after more than 34 years with LCSWMA, I believe now is the right time for the Board to begin the formal search for my successor.”
Over the next 20 months, Zorbaugh will remain fully focused on strategic planning to ensure that LCSWMA can meet and exceed the solid waste management needs of a growing region.
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LCSWMA is a regional government authority, recognized nationally for its leadership in the solid waste industry and its innovative Integrated System that includes: (1) a Transfer Station permitted to handle up to 2,200 tons per day; (2) a 1,200 tons per day mass burn Waste-to-Energy Facility in Lancaster and 800 tons per day mass burn Waste-to-Energy Facility in Harrisburg for the combustion of waste and production of electricity; (3) the Frey Farm Landfill, permitted for disposal of 3,000 tons of waste per day; (4) a county-wide recycling program; and (5) drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Visit www.lcswma.org to learn more.