CINCINNATI – Sept. 7, 2016--Memorial planning is underway to honor the passing of Todd B. Rumpke, regional vice president at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, who passed away today following a very courageous battle with illness.
Todd was 53 years old. From the time he was a little boy, Todd adored all things Rumpke. He spent his life working for the business following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps. Todd became regional vice president for Rumpke’s Southeast Market, which includes Georgetown, Ohio and parts of northern, central and eastern Kentucky, in 2002. Before accepting the vice president position, Todd was district manager for Rumpke’s Portsmouth and Beech Hollow, Ohio, locations. His career also included work as a route manager, driver, general laborer and Rumpke Park employee.
In his role as regional vice president, Todd managed three landfills and hundreds of employees. During his tenure, he worked to expand those sites and implement new environmentally-beneficial technology. He oversaw the construction of a landfill gas recovery system at the Pendleton County, Kentucky, Landfill, and began planning a second landfill gas recovery facility at the Brown County, Ohio, Landfill. These facilities convert landfill gas into useable energy.
“Innovation and creativity excited him and he possessed an unwavering desire to grow and expand the company beyond its current borders,” said Bill Rumpke Jr, CEO at Rumpke Waste & Recycling.
Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in General Business and Personnel Management from Miami University (Ohio). Todd was also a MOLO and Kentucky State Certified Landfill Manager.
“He was fun. He was fearless. His personality and sense of adventure was endearing to many. He lived life to the fullest and inspired others to do the same,” added Rumpke.
In his free time, Todd always enjoyed spending time with his wife and three sons. He volunteered at church. He liked home remodeling, landscaping, and coaching his kids in baseball and hockey.
He also loved auto racing, a passion that began when he was a kid. He competed in road racing, auto crossing and pro touring with his 2006 Corvette. His number was 63 and he had fans everywhere.
Todd is survived by his mother Mary (late Tom Rumpke, Rumpke’s former co-president and CEO) Rumpke, his wife Sonya Rumpke and his sons Rumpke Central Ohio Market Route Manager Tyler (Abby) Rumpke, Rumpke Cincinnati Market Outside Sales Representative Zakk Rumpke and Brock Rumpke, as well as his brothers Mark (Kim) Rumpke and Matt (Kathy Jo) Rumpke and sister Melissa (Brian) Krieger, as well as countless in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rumpke Waste & Recycling has been committed to keeping neighborhoods and businesses clean and green since 1932 by providing environmentally friendly waste disposal solutions. Headquartered in Colerain Township, Ohio, Rumpke is one of the nation’s largest privately owned residential and commercial waste and recycling firms, providing service to areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. Rumpke divisions include Rumpke Recycling, Rumpke Portable Restrooms, The William-Thomas Group, Rumpke Hydraulics and Rumpke Haul-it-Away. Please visit www.rumpke.com for more information.