Houston — Thomas H. Weidemeyer, formerly a senior vice president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), has been elected to Houston-based Waste Management’s Board of Directors.

Weidemeyer began his career at UPS in 1972 and retired from the firm in 2003. He also serves on the boards of Princeton, N.J.-based NRG Energy Inc. and Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

With the addition of Weidemeyer, Waste Management now has nine board members.