MORRISTOWN, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/13 -- Anthony J. Orlando, president and chief executive officer of Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, has been named a top 100 CEO Leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by STEMconnector®, the "one-stop shop" for STEM information. CEOs named to the list are recognized for their efforts in championing the importance of STEM-based training and education to ensure the cultivation of a national workforce that is well-equipped to meet the challenges of today's competitive marketplace.
"By participating in STEM initiatives, Covanta contributes to building qualified talent pools which will help reinvigorate the economy while also creating a long-term competitive advantage for the individuals themselves, their companies and their industries," said Mr. Orlando. "I am truly honored to be recognized among such an elite group of CEOs who share a commitment to fostering education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics."
Covanta, the leading owner/operator of energy-from-waste facilities, is continually seeking STEM talent in the fields of electrical, instrumentation, controls, boiler, turbine and other technical areas of power generation as well as finance, IT, human resources, sustainability and environmental science.
STEMconnector CEO Edie Fraser says the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM represents the best thinking at the highest level and states, "It is all about CEO commitment. We are collectively humbled by the caliber of the entries and salute and congratulate all of those included."
The Top 100 CEO Leaders in STEM article and list appears in STEMconnector's latest publication and includes 100 corporate CEO profiles and their views on technology, innovation, careers and best practice, as well as the future of the United States' national competitiveness and the need for a STEM workforce.
The publication is available online now and in hardcopy through the STEMconnector website. To read the full list of honorees, visit www.STEMconnector.org/100CEOs. The 100 CEO Leaders in STEM list will also run in the Global Issue of Fortune Magazine available July 23.
Learn more about Covanta and energy-from-waste by taking a virtual tour of a facility http://youtu.be/Xwy0M5PSsFg.
Covanta Energy Corporation is an internationally recognized owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta's 44 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and approximately 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.covantaenergy.com.
STEMconnector® is "the one-stop-shop" for STEM information. With several products and services, STEMconnector supports its members design, implement and measure their STEM strategies. Since its launch in 2011, STEMconnector has been the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and "making things happen." STEMconnector's charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact: Lorena.Fimbres@STEMconnector.org
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