Jon Vander Ark, President, Republic Services, Inc.
Jon Vander Ark is President of Republic Services, Inc. He is responsible for the Company’s ongoing transformation and continued growth, and oversees operations, sales, marketing and business development.
Previously, Mr. Vander Ark served as Chief Operating Officer, where he was responsible for operationalizing the Company’s strategy and executing its business plan across field operations. He also maintained functional responsibility for all operational support departments, including safety, engineering, environmental compliance and fleet management, which includes the seventh largest vocational truck fleet in the country.
Prior to that, he was EVP, Operations, leading Republic’s field performance and ensuring superior service delivery. He led financial and operational achievements across the Company’s operations in the eastern half of the U.S., which represented approximately $5 billion of annualized revenues. Earlier he maintained the same oversight for the western half of the Company’s operations.
Mr. Vander Ark joined Republic Services in 2013 as EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, where he was responsible for establishing the Republic Services brand and advancing its customer-centric service approach.
Prior to Republic, he served as a partner at McKinsey & Company’s Detroit office, managing clients across a variety of industries, including transportation, logistics, manufacturing and consumer products.
Mr. Vander Ark serves on the Board of Chances for Children, a 501c3 organization that uplifts the children of Haiti through a variety of programs to encourage the movement of a community from survival, to stability and sustainability. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.