William G. Stullken has retired as general manager after 25 years of service at the Southeastern Chester County Refuse Authority (SECCRA). Scott Mengle, previously administrative supervisor at SECCRA, has been named to succeed Stullken as general manager.

Stullken stepped down June 11. The SECCRA Board of Directors lauded him for his years of “outstanding loyalty and devoted service.”

Board president John Robbins noted that during Stullken’s tenure, SECCRA became financially self-sustaining, grew its assets from $300,000 to $26 million, put into place a landfill gas-to-energy program that won 2007 Project of the Year from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, negotiated a host municipality agreement with London Grove Township, and acquired adjacent property as a buffer zone.

“We wish Bill the best as he enters retirement,” Robbins said. “We also welcome Scott Mengle as Bill’s successor. We have every confidence he will continue and build upon our record of success.”

Mengle holds a degree in engineering management from Wilkes University and a master’s degree in public administration from West Chester University, and has 18 years of experience in waste management, the last 11 with SECCRA. He lives in Exton with his wife and daughter.

SECCRA provides solid waste disposal and recycling services for about 105,000 residents in 24 boroughs and townships in the southern third of Chester County.