WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Waste Management Inc. (WM) said that James Fish, Jr., currently Senior Vice President of the Eastern Group, would be its executive vice president and chief financial officer, following the completion of financial reporting for the second quarter. Fish would replace Steven Preston, the company's principal financial officer, upon Preston's decision to pursue other opportunities. Preston is expected to remain with the company through the third quarter to ensure an orderly transition.
Preston joined Waste Management last year after the company's Oakleaf Global Holdings acquisition, where Preston was President and Chief Executive.
Further, the company said it has scheduled a shareholder-analyst conference call on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to introduce Fish and to allow Preston to discuss his decision and the transition plan.
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