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Ven Poole

Ven Poole Chairman Chief Executive Office Waste Industries

Ven Poole

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Ven joined the Company in 1990 as its Director of Risk Management and was named the company’s Chief Executive Officer in 2009. In 2015 Ven also assumed the role of the Board’s Chairman. Ven has served as the company's Risk Management Director (1990-1995); Vice President of Support Services (1995-2002) and Vice President, Corporate Development (2002-2008).
Ven graduated from North Carolina State University in 1985 with a BS in Aerospace engineering. From 1985-1990 he was a Senior Engineer in the systems engineering group with Martin Marietta Orlando Aerospace.
He currently serves on the Boards of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (Treasurer), Detachable Container Association (Treasurer), the NC State University Entrepreneurship Initiative, and St. David’s School (Treasurer).
Ven is a licensed pilot and enjoys Blue Marlin fishing and travel.
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