Earthwise Disposal appoints executive

Iowa-based firm names industry veteran president.

June 3, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I

Earthwise Disposal, a new waste and recyclables hauler headquartered in Iowa, has appointed Jim Adrianse its company president.

Todd Mendenhall, co-owner of Earthwise Disposal, says, “We are excited to add Mr. Adrianse to our team. He has proven himself an industry leader with respect to innovative cost-savings measures and outstanding fleet management.”

Adrianse served as president and CEO of CRINC LLC, Des Moines, Iowa, for more than 15 years. CRINC, the first deposit container service company in the United States, offered statewide pick-up. Under Adrianse’s leadership CRINC was awarded a number of contracts with beverage wholesalers, as well as the state of Iowa. Earthwise adds that during his tenure at CRINC Adrianse never lost a customer. 

In addition to fleet management and efficiency routing, Adrianse oversaw the development of new technology for a handling system that reduced operating costs.

“Mr. Adrianse will benefit Earthwise Disposal on many levels including, but not limited to, revenue growth, contract negotiation, efficiencies, customer satisfaction, employee retention and lobbying,” says Mick Barry, co-owner of Earthwise Disposal. “During his 15-year tenure at CRINC, Mr. Adrianse was an influential and resourceful manager. He will be an incredible asset while we expand Earthwise Disposal’s services throughout Central Iowa.”

In addition to being named president, Adrianse also will become a company partner.