PRESS RELEASE - May 13, 2009
The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP), announce the resignation of their long time Executive Director, John J. Frederick. Mr. Frederick is leaving to pursue other opportunities and will remain with the organization to assist with transition until mid-June.
Mr. Frederick was instrumental in assembling a superb quality staff, spearheading PROPís annual conferences and working tirelessly with the legislature to keep recycling programs thriving in Pennsylvania. During his tenure, the membership of PROP more than tripled, partnerships with public and private sector industries were strengthened and an award-winning recycling professional certification program was established. In addition, Mr. Frederick was the Executive Director when PROP was named the Recycling Organization of the Year by the National Recycling Coalition.
"My ten years with PROP have been some of the most fulfilling of my career. I leave the organization with the mixed emotions that so often accompany the conclusion of such a positive professional experience. PROP has grown to be among the most vibrant of the nationís state recycling associations and it has been a pleasure to work with so many impassioned and innovative professionals,Ē said Frederick.
The Board of Directors unanimously named Lori Robson, Board President, as Interim Executive Director. A nationwide search for an Executive Director will begin immediately.
''PROP is saddened by Johnís departure. We are sure he will enjoy the same enormous success in his future endeavors that he has brought to PROP,'' said Robson.
The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) is a non-profit association of recycling professionals dedicated to promoting and enhancing the interests of recycling, and composting programs in Pennsylvania through education, information exchange, technical support, applied research and coordination of recycling industry initiatives. PROP's goal is to establish and improve information networks among programs and between public and private sector recycling professionals. The organization is supported by a great staff and strong commitment from the Board of Directors, Committees and membership.