FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2013
Contact: Howard Sutter, 714.834.6203 office, Howard.Sutter@ocgov.com
New Director of OC Waste & Recycling Selected
(Santa Ana, CA) — An individual with 17 years of combined public and private sector solid waste industry experience has been selected to serve as the new Director of OC Waste & Recycling.
The selection of Dylan G. Wright was announced today by Mark Denny, the County’s Chief Operating Officer. Wright has served as Interim Director of OC Waste & Recycling since May 2013, having previously held the positions of Deputy Director for Business Services and Government & Community Relations with the department. “There were many highly qualified candidates for the opportunity to lead OC Waste & Recycling. Dylan’s experience in the industry, demonstrated track record in positions of progressive responsibility with OC Waste & Recycling and his proven ability to lead staff in the accomplishment of departmental goals and objectives were important factors in his selection,” said Denny.
Wright joined the County in April 2001 as an Engineering Technician III with the Integrated Waste Management Department, now known as OC Waste & Recycling. He became a manager in the department’s Contract Administration Unit in May 2004, advancing in August 2006 to become Manager of Waste Disposal Contracts. Wright received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Pepperdine University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach. He is also a graduate of the Orange County Leadership Academy, a County leadership development program.
OC Waste & Recycling manages one of the nation’s premiere solid waste disposal systems serving Orange County’s residents and businesses. On behalf of 34 cities and over three million residents, OC Waste & Recycling operates a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers.
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