Beverly Hanstrom is 1 of 100 Female Executives on Bizwomen’s 2016 Women to Watch List
(Aurora, CO)— Known for their innovation in sustainable medical waste management, Aurora-based Colorado Medical Waste recently announced that owner and CEO Beverly Hanstrom has been honored with a place on Bizwomen’s annual list honoring female executives across the country. Hanstrom is 1 of 100 on the Bizwomen 2016 Women to Watch List, being named among the nation’s top-performing bankers, lawyers, educators, entrepreneurs, scientists and marketers.
“Our medical waste stream is larger than ever before, for every patient, more than 3 pounds of contaminated material are generated every day. Traditional medical waste disposal methods currently in use are autoclaves and incinerators which pile treated waste into landfills and release toxic greenhouse gas into the air and are putting us and our environment at risk. We work hard to be innovators and role models and demonstrate that there is a better way. We protect our customers, our community and the environment from the hazards of medical waste and are appreciative of Bizwomen and their acknowledgment that what we do matters,” said Beverly Hanstrom of Colorado Medical Waste.
More than 1,000 female business leaders were recognized earlier in 2016 by 43 sister publications of American City Business Journals. Following this local recognition, the Bizwomen team met with their colleagues from across the nation to learn more about the honorees, conducted additional research and internal deliberations to compile their official national list of 100 Women To Watch.
Being named to this list is one of several honors bestowed on CEO Beverly Hanstrom in 2016, as she was given Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award in the small business category. Earlier in the year Colorado Medical Waste was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch and was featured in ColoradoBiz Magazine. Beverly was also chosen to the Board of the National Stewardship Action Council for her leadership in sustainability. She has successfully navigated regulatory challenges and numerous obstacles in her tenacious pursuit to introduce and implement sustainable technologies and processes. She is a pioneer in her profession and one of only a few in a male dominated industry.
Hanstrom continued, “Each one of the 100 women on the list is someone that we all should get to know. Like mine, their stories of success have been decades in the making and will impact their communities for decades to come. Colorado Medical Waste is in good company and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the recognition and the opportunity to add our voice to the list of women out there making a difference.”
About Colorado Medical Waste:
Since 1992, Colorado Medical Waste has provided medical waste disposal service to generators along Colorado’s Front Range. In March 2014, they introduced ozone processing to Colorado at their facility in Aurora and turn medical waste into confetti. Striving to bring medical waste management into the 21st century, their process reduces waste volume by 90 percent with zero emissions. Efficacy tests prove ozone is 100 times more effective than steam and an eco-friendly alternative to toxic incineration. Their process eliminates the public health effects and environmental contamination of antiquated heat and energy intensive systems while conserving valuable natural resources.
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