I want to thank Rick Thomas for all his hard work on closing the Anderson Rubbish group of companies in California. I have been working on acquiring this group of companies since 2004 and it wasn’t until Rick got involved that the Sellers had a trusted advisor to assist them through the emotional and complicated process of selling. Rick was the calming voice between all the various stakeholders and us as a Buyer. Rick’s confidence gave Waste Management the assurance that the transaction would close. Behind the scenes, Anna Kieryk, worked diligently keeping documents organized and responding to hundreds of emails from Waste Management and the attorneys. Without Rick and Anna’s involvement, the transaction would not have been consummated.