The solid waste firm Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (PWS), Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, has announced that Ian Kidson has joined the company as vice president and CFO. He succeeds Thomas Cowee, who will remain with the company through the fourth quarter of 2012 to facilitate the transition.
Joseph Quarin, vice chairman and CEO of PWS, says, "Tom brought a high level of industry knowledge and experience to his financial leadership role at Progressive Waste Solutions, and we appreciate all of the significant contributions he has made to our success over the past several years.
He continues, "For personal reasons, Tom has advised me that he would like to pursue other opportunities closer to his home in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas-area. He will stay with us to support Ian and our entire organization through the balance of this year and I am confident that it will be a seamless transition."
Quarin says Kidson has more than 25 years of financial industry experience, including more than 15 years in private equity. "Ian brings to the role strong financial, analytical and strategic development expertise which will allow him to immediately contribute to our management team," he adds. "As managing director, co-head at TD Capital Mezzanine Partners, Ian covered the waste services industry and led an investment in our company when we acquired our original assets in June 2000.”