Republic Services of Oxnard’s operations manager wins Ventura County Leadership Academy Award

Gus Sanchez will accept “Distinguished Community Leader of the Year” award, has worked for Republic Services since 2006
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Oct. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- OXNARD, Calif.—  Republic Services of Oxnard, one of the nation’s largest recycling companies, and operator for the City of Oxnard’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station is proud to announce that one of its employees, Operations Manager Gus Sanchez, has won the 2012 Ventura County Leadership Academy’s (VCLA) “Distinguished Community Leader of the Year” award.

Sanchez will be honored at the VCLA Spotlight on Leadership Awards luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club in Camarillo. Each year, a group of leaders throughout Ventura County participate in a comprehensive 10-month leadership program focused on the needs of the county with the goal of enhancing his or her future participation in the community.
The VCLA then selects a business leader, community leader and an alumni/alumna to be recognized at the Spotlight Luncheon.

Born and raised in south Oxnard, Sanchez is the operations manager of Republic Services of Oxnard, operator of the City of Oxnard’s Del Norte Regional Recycling and Transfer Station. Sanchez graduated from Channel Islands High School and later spent eight years as sergeant in the U.S. Army. He excelled in his role with the Army with his successful completion of the U.S. Primary Leadership and Non-Commissioned Officer Schools.  

As Republic Services operations manager, Sanchez brings a genuine, personal interest to his role. He is responsive and understands the unique role that Republic Services plays operating the facility for the City of Oxnard highest standard. Sanchez has 15 years of operations experience, with nine years as director of operations for the Salvation Army and six years with Republic Services. He is also one of the founders of Community Among Friends, a 501(c)3 that supports and strengthens non-profit organizations by building relationships through networking, partnering and supporting its affiliates in Ventura County.


Photo cut line: Republic Services of Oxnard’s Operations Manager Gus Sanchez

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
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