Movers & Shakers
California: Michael Donlon Retires from State Service
Michael Donlon, a former Cal/OSHA official and most recently the safety director for the state Department of Water Resources, has retired from state service after 23 years. Donlon spent 16 years with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and seven years at DWR, where he oversaw safety on the Oroville Dam spillway replacement project. Previously, Donlon worked as a safety engineer at McClellan Air Force Base, and has taught at Cal State Sacramento and the University of California-Davis extension. Donlon is now started the MD Safety Service consultantcy. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter
Republic Services Employees Named National Drivers of the Year, Operator of the Year
Phoenix, Arizona – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) recently announced that three employees were recognized with Driver of the Year and Operator of the Year awards for 2020 from the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). Tommy Garcia of Phoenix was named National Commercial Driver of the Year; Tim Fields of Church Hill, Tennessee, was named National Industrial Driver of the Year; and Ronald “Keith” Dunn of Sorrento, Louisiana, was named Operator of the Year. Tommy Garcia has worked for the company for 42 years, working his way up from washing trucks. He has been accident- and injury-free for more than 25 years as a driver, and serves as a coach and mentor to new employees. Tim Fields has been an industrial driver for the company for 29 years, with a perfect safety record. As a behind-the-wheel instructor, he passes that ethos on to the next generation of drivers. Keith Dunn has been a heavy equipment operator with the company for 37 years. He is highly respected for his technical skills as an operator as well as his dedication and loyalty. Source: PR Newswire/Republic Services, Inc.
Tampa Electric CEO Nancy Tower to Retire Next Year
Tampa, Florida – After three years at the helm of Tampa Electric Co., Nancy Tower is retiring in mid-2021. The utility’s Canadian parent company Emera Inc. announced the leadership change Thursday. Tower is one of just a few women leaders in the top position at major Tampa Bay firms, and one of three at local energy companies. Tower, 61, is a longtime executive of Emera who served as the company’s chief corporate development officer before moving to Tampa Electric. She also held executive positions in Emera’s Canadian branches. She took over as Tampa Electric’s president in December 2017. Tampa Bay Times