Oxnard Chamber of Commerce names Stephen MacIntosh as "Man of the Year"

MacIntosh, general manager of Republic Services of Oxnard, will be honored June 22, 2012
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June 5, 2012 - PRLog -- OXNARD, Calif. - The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Stephen MacIntosh, general manager of Republic Services of Oxnard , has been selected to receive their “2012 Man of the Year” award.

MacIntosh will be honored at the chamber’s 62nd Annual Community & Business Awards luncheon on June 22. The annual “Man of the Year” honor is awarded to a man who conducts business or performs community service in Oxnard and whose deeds and actions have contributed to the betterment of the Oxnard community.

MacIntosh has more than 14 years of experience in sustainability, waste management and environmental services. In January 2011, MacIntosh took over as general manager of Republic Services of Oxnard, the City of Oxnard’s partner and operator of the Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station. He has also been instrumental in the formation of Republic Services’ newly created Green Team, a volunteer group dedicated to promoting recycling in the community and at Oxnard community events.

MacIntosh’s broad vision for the future of the City of Oxnard’s waste stream is to assist the city to help them reach their sustainability goals and ultimately become a jurisdiction that sends zero waste to the landfill.

“I am very honored to be receiving this award,” MacIntosh said. “Republic Services is a forward-thinking company that provides me with the necessary tools to serve the City of Oxnard while strengthening the community at the same time. Stewardship of the environment is Republic’s business and something that I am very passionate about. It is my hope that by educating the public about the importance of recycling that we can protect and preserve the environment for future generations.”

In the short time he has been in Oxnard, MacIntosh has established himself as a local leader. Sitting on the boards of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, El Concilio and Boys & Girls Club, he has a passion for helping non-profit agencies fulfill their mission. Through his leadership, non-profit agencies have received financial support as well as capacity building assistance. Under his tutelage, he developed a start-up organization, Community Among Friends, to assist Oxnard’s local non-profit agencies. While this began as a venue for agencies to share their knowledge and support, it has bloomed into a separate non-profit agency itself to help the community.

MacIntosh graduated with a bachelor of arts in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego. He then went on to receive his master of public affairs with a concentration in environmental policy and natural resource management from Indiana University, Bloomington.

MacIntosh and his wife, an emergency nurse, have a 7-year-old son. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, boating, backpacking and travel.

For more information about the award luncheon, visit www.oxnardchamber.org.

About Republic Services

Republic Services, a leading provider of services in the domestic, non-hazardous solid waste industry, has operated the City of Oxnard’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station, located at 111 S. Del Norte Blvd, since 1999.

Republic Services of Oxnard endorses and supports the City’s goals to improve the condition of the natural environment, significantly reduce the amount of municipal solid waste being disposed in landfills and maximize the recycling and reuse of municipal solid waste.

Republic Services provides recycling and solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico.  The Company’s various operating units, including collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills, are focused on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.  For more information, visit the Republic Services website at republicservices.com.
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