Waste Industries USA, Raleigh, N.C., has announced Ven Poole will succeed Jim Perry as the firm’s new CEO. Poole previously was the vice president of corporate development.

The company also announced Perry will succeed Lonnie Poole Jr. as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Additionally, Harry Habets, vice president of operations and chief operating officer (COO), was promoted to president and COO.

"The changes outlined above are part of an orderly succession plan that was contemplated as part of the company's recent decision to once again become a private company,” Perry said in a press release. “I am very confident that under the leadership of Ven and Harry Waste Industries will continue its tradition of growth and service, not only to our customers, but to our industry.”