ROBERT J. HYRES
BOARD MEMBER / SENIOR CONSULTANT
WASTE PRO USA, INC.
Robert Hyres has over 30 years experience in the solid waste and recycling industry. He has developed and held responsibility for over 200 municipal contracts for both collection and landfill disposal services. These contracts provided service to 1.75 million households and over 30,000 businesses and represented more than $600,000,000 in annual revenues.
He is actively involved in leadership roles in local, statewide and national environmental organizations. He is the past Chairman and currently serves as an Advisory Board member of the Advisory Board of the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (a Florida University System Study Center). He is the past Chairman, Vice Chairman and Board of Governors Representative for the Florida Chapter and member of the National Advisory Board of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) and is currently a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the national branch of the NSWMA. He is a Board of Director’s Member for the SWANA Florida Chapter and past Chairman and current Advisory Board member of the Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Study.
Mr. Hyres is a recognized expert in the industry. He has worked in all phases including general management of large multiple operations, municipal marketing and government affairs. In his position as Vice-Chairman of the Florida chapter of NSWMA he has been responsible for the passage of key solid waste laws by the Florida Legislature. Mr. Hyres is also a U.S. Army Veteran.
2001- 2015 Waste Pro Executive Vice President / Corporate Secretary/
1997-2000 Waste Management Governmental Affairs Director
(Formerly USA Waste Services) Florida / Puerto Rico Region
1984-1996 USA Waste Services Division Manager -
(Formerly Western Waste Ind.) S.E. U.S. Regional Marketing Manager
National Waste and Recycling Association NW&RA, Solid Wastes Management Association SWANA, Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Study, Keep Florida Beautiful, Keep Orlando Beautiful, Recycle Florida Today, National Recycling Coalition, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association and the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association
1978 Rollins College Bachelor of Science with Honors
1982 Rollins College Master of Science in Management