Waste Plans That Work

Mary Catona named Office Depot Businesswoman of the Year

Mary L. Catona, president and CEO of Retriever Waste Management, has been selected by Office Depot as the recipient of the 2007 Office Depot "Businesswoman of the Year" Award. The award will be presented at 12:00pm on April 25, 2007, at the Office Depot "Success Strategies for Businesswomen" conference at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Catona is a pioneer in the field of waste and recycling management. In 1990, Catona became the first woman in the United States to own and operate a national waste and recycling brokerage. Catona’s insights and methods in the field of waste management have had a marked impact on the industry. Retriever Waste Management’s loyal client base spans the market from single location "mom-and-pop" shops to national retail and restaurant chains.

Catona was nominated for the award by the Philadelphia chapter of WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) where she is an active member. Catona was chosen for her exemplary leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as her dedication to helping other women business owners succeed in their chosen fields.

"I am surprised and grateful to receive this tremendous honor from Office Depot," Mary Catona said. "I am so pleased that this award is being given in conjunction with an event that will focus on all women in business and the tools and strategies they need to succeed."