Robert G. Banfield
Robert Banfield has been a part of the solid waste industry for 45 years owning successful hauling operations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, two landfills, and several transfer stations. He currently serves as vice president of the Detachable Container Association. Banfield was recognized by the City of Boston for providing “service above and beyond the call of duty” when he collected both waste and snow during the blizzard of 1978. During his career, he was active with NSWMA on safety issues including development of national safety standards. Banfield played a key role in founding NSWMA’s first chapter in Massachusetts in the 1970s.
William J. Davidson
William Davidson bought one, used, chain-driven, side-loader, residential truck in July of 1963 and never looked back. He was a driver by day and a repairman by night, but by the early 1970s when the company was sold to Waste Management, Inc., Wm. Davidson Trash Removal was a valuable business. Following employ with Waste Management and a brief respite helping his son-in-law open a body shop, Davidson purchased All-Rite Rubbish Removal, Inc. During the next 17 years he was an active member of NSWMA, including receiving a distinguished service award in 1990 and serving as the Maryland-Delaware chapter chair for several terms.
Edward A. Furnari
Edward Furnari began his career in the waste business in 1977 by becoming the controller of Marathon Equipment Company, Inc. Working his way up, in 1995, Furnari became president of the company. He played a critical role in the development of large transfer packers and helped build the company from $3 million to $100 million in sales. He is a strong leader within his company, the industry, and the community. Furnari is the director of the Mark Mitchell Home for Abused Children and was named employer of the year by the local Chamber of Commerce. He has been active with WASTEC for many years.
Harris W. Hudson
Harris Hudson entered the waste business in 1964 as a helper on the back of a truck for Southern Sanitation. When Southern Sanitation merged into the original Waste Management, Inc. in 1972, Hudson became instrumental in acquisitions and operations. Today, he is the vice-chairman of Republic Services, Inc. and chairman of Hudson Capital Management. He was honored with the Safety Leadership Award by Hartford Insurance Co. for implementing a safety and accident prevention program in Southern Florida in the 1980s. He has played a significant role in building the Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship.