Marathon Equipment President, Gordon Shaw, Announces Retirement
- 15 February 2009
- People in the News
Vernon, AL (January 19, 2009)-On Friday, January 16, 2009, Gordon C. Shaw, President of Marathon Equipment Co., located in Vernon, AL, announced his intention to retire. Gordon, a 27-year veteran in the waste equipment industry, became President of Marathon in 2003. He began his sales career in 1981, becoming Vice-President of Sales & Marketing and later Executive Vice-President. Under Gordon's leadership, Marathon evolved as the recognized leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of waste processing and compaction equipment.
Gordon was recently elected Chairman of the Environmental Industry Association (EIA) where he has served on the Board of Trustees for several years. In 2006, Gordon was inducted into EIA's Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for select industry leaders who have made significant contributions to both the industry and the community. He has been a very active member of the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC) where he previously held the position of Chairman for its Board of Trustees.
"The waste equipment industry has certainly benefited from Gordon's direction and counsel," said Dave Ropp, CEO of Dover Industrial Products, Marathon's parent company. "Marathon's employees, customers, and I, will always be grateful for the leadership and guidance he has provided over the years."
Gordon's retirement will be effective February 28, 2010. Until that time he will continue to represent Dover in several capacities, including serving as Chairman of the Environmental Industry Association. Gordon will continue to provide direction and counsel to Marathon while we transition his successor.
Gordon and his wife, Peggy, plan to enjoy time with their family, especially their grandchildren, at their river home in Mississippi. Please join me in wishing Gordon many years of happy and healthy retirement.
Marathon Equipment Company
950 County HWY 9 South
T: (800) 633-8974 x 1029