Penton Media is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven Averett to Content Director for the Penton waste group. In this role he will serve as editor of Waste Age magazine and waste360.com, while working strategically to cross promote content from those outlets with WasteExpo, the Global Waste Management Symposium, and Penton’s other industry-leading waste properties. Averett joined the Waste Age staff at the beginning of 2006 as an associate editor and has served as managing editor of Waste Age and waste360.com (formerly wasteage.com) since 2007.

Additionally, Allan Gerlat has joined the waste group as News Editor. Gerlat is the former editor of Waste & Recycling News and is one of the foremost authorities on the waste industry. In his new role, he will track and report waste industry, recycling and sustainability news for Waste Age magazine and waste360.com. He will also author regular feature-length articles, manage the waste group’s slate of e-newsletters and help oversee the group’s growing focus on sustainability.