ProfileRonald J. Mittelstaedt has served as Executive Chairman since August of 2019. Prior, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Waste Connections, Inc. since its formation in 1997, and was elected Chairman in January 1998. Mr. Mittelstaedt also served as President of WCI from its formation through August 2004. Mr. Mittelstaedt has more than 31 years of experience in the solid waste industry. Mr. Mittelstaedt serves as a director of SkyWest, Inc. and Pride Industries, Inc. Mr. Mittelstaedt holds a B.A. degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.