JOHNSTON \x97 Known by colleagues for his “open door policy” and positive attitude, Michael OConnell, the director of Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, will retire after 10 years on the job.
OConnell, 71, came to the state’s Central Landfill in 2007, during a period of turmoil. He brought his calm demeanor, business sense, and a new energy to the position, employees said. He had previously worked as the chief operations officer for Americold Logistics, a refrigeration and s
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