Ronald J. Mittelstaedt
Committees: Executive Committee
Ronald J. Mittelstaedt has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Waste Connections since its formation in 1997, and was elected Board Chairman in January 1998. Mr. Mittelstaedt also served as President of Waste Connections from its formation through August 2004. Under Mr. Mittelstaedt’s leadership, Waste Connections has become the third largest company in the North American solid waste and recycling industry, employing nearly 17,000 people across the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Mittelstaedt also established the RDM Positive Impact Foundation in 2004 to improve the lives of underprivileged and at-risk children. Prior to his career in the solid waste and recycling industry, he spent three years in the air freight industry. Mr. Mittelstaedt serves as a director for SkyWest, Inc. and is also a director for Pride Industries, a non-profit organization which provides manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities services to public and private organizations nationwide, while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Mr. Mittelstaedt holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California—Santa Barbara.