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Bob ten Haaf

Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bob ten Haaf currently serves as Divisional Vice President in Southwest Florida. After completing business management courses at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, he began his career in the waste industry more than 30 years ago as owner and COO of his own disposal company, Van Dyken Disposal, for five years. He sold the company to BFI Waste Systems, which was later acquired by Republic Services.

Throughout his career, Bob has been responsible for impressive sales and revenue growth with several solid waste and recycling companies. During his time as General Manager with Republic Services, Bob was responsible for contributing $65 million in annual revenue to the Southwest Michigan market through effective leadership and budget management. He managed a $15.3 million operational budget with high performance margins and exceeded sales goals.

In addition, Bob has earned several awards including the Growing to Greatness Award and multiple Sales Division of the Year awards.

Bob joined Waste Pro in 2011 leading offices in the Georgia/Carolinas region before moving to Florida in 2018 to serve as Division Manager of the Sarasota/Bradenton Division and recycling facility. As Divisional Vice President, he also oversees operations of the Fanning Springs, Clearwater, Citrus, and Pasco County Divisions – totaling more than 171,000 customers.

Bob is very involved in the Southwest Florida community, supporting initiatives such as Holmes Beach Night Out and Manatee County Sheriff’s Night Out. Bob also previously served as Chairman of the Board of Keep Manatee Beautiful and is involved in the organization’s community cleanup events.