Myers, A. Maurice 1940– (International Directory of Business Biographies)
Former chairman, Waste Management
Born: May 20, 1940, in Long Beach, California.
Education: California State University at Fullerton, BA, 1964; California State University at Long Beach, MBA, 1972.
Family: Son of Walter R. Myers and H. Priscilla Larsen; married Elizabeth Jean Ashburn, 1960; children: three.
Career: Ford Motor Company, 1964972, financial manager; Merrill Lynch, 1972975, financial consultant; Continental Airlines, 1975982, Passenger Marketing director; On TV, 1983, vice president of operations; Aloha Airgroup, 1983993, president and CEO; America West Airlines, 1993995, president; Yellow Corporation, 1996999, chairman, CEO, and president; Waste Management, 1999004, CEO and president; 2004, chairman.
After a successful 10-year stint with the Hawaii-based Aloha Airgroup, A. Maurice Myers was widely known as an efficient leader who specialized in improving the viability and fortunes of troubled companies. After Aloha, Myers moved on to lead a team of troubleshooters in stabilizing America West Airlines; he then oversaw the reorganization of Yellow Corporation, the major ground-transportation company. His final challenge would be to reorganize Waste Management; he...
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