John W. Casella has served as Chairman of our Board since July 2001 and as our Chief Executive Officer since 1993. In addition, Mr. Casella has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Casella Waste Management, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ours, since 1977. Mr. Casella is also an executive officer and director of Casella Construction, Inc., a company owned by Mr. Casella and his brother Douglas R. Casella, also a member of our Board, which specializes in general contracting, soil excavation and heavy equipment work, and which performs landfill-construction and related services for us. Mr. Casella has been a member of numerous industry-related and community service-related state and local boards and commissions, including the National Recycling Coalition, Board of Directors of the Associated Industries of Vermont, the Association of Vermont Recyclers, the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce, the Rutland Industrial Development Corporation, and the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Casella has also served on various state task forces, serving in an advisory capacity to the Governors of Vermont and New Hampshire on solid waste issues. Mr. Casella holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Management from Bryant & Stratton College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Castleton University.
Edwin D. Johnson has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2012. From July 2010 until that date Mr. Johnson served as our Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. From March 2007 until he joined us in 2010, Mr. Johnson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Waste Services, Inc. Mr. Johnson has over 35 years of experience as a senior executive with over two decades coming in the waste industry. During his career, Mr. Johnson also served on the Board of Attwoods, plc (NYSE:A), Able Telcom (Nasdaq: ABTE) and the College of St Joseph. Mr. Johnson received his MBA from Florida International University, his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Administration from Washington & Lee University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida.