Wastequip’s Rich Sedory Honored as Outstanding General Counsel of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal
CHARLOTTE, N.C. [March 5, 2018] –Wastequip®, the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, is pleased to announce that Rich Sedory has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding General Counsel of the Year in the small company category by the Charlotte Business Journal (CBJ). CBJ's Corporate Counsel Awards program, now in its seventh year, honors distinguished in-house attorneys, general counsels and law departments at corporations in Charlotte. Nominations were evaluated by a panel of former Corporate Counsel award winners and selected by the ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) Charlotte and CBJ’s editorial staff based on leadership, contribution to corporate success and community involvement, among other key factors.
Sedory joined Wastequip in 2013 as the company’s first general counsel with the goal of forming a legal team that would work closely across all departments to earn a reputation as a trusted advocate and business partner. Over the course of his tenure, Sedory has fostered an integral, business-centric legal department that provides leadership and strategic guidance across all departments. His accomplishments include streamlining contract creation and negotiation, educating internal staff about the legal implications of proposed activities, developing a company-wide crisis plan and implementing a strong intellectual property strategy that has resulted in numerous patent awards. He also plays a key role in company HR, community relations and real estate/facility management issues.
“Rich’s work goes well beyond the duties of a normal general counsel, “said Wastequip Chief Executive Officer, Marty Bryant. “He is a key member of our leadership team, relied upon for providing guidance in handling legal matters and broader corporate strategy alike. While he has always been a very valued part of our organization, his significant achievements over the past year make this a great year to see him earn the public recognition he so richly deserves.”
In addition to his work at Wastequip, Sedory is actively involved in several organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Charlotte, an organization comprised of over 650 members of in-house attorneys in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Sedory also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association.