Stan "Rupe" Girard is the Chief Operating Officer for Far West Recycling. He moved to Oregon shortly after graduating from Vermillion High School in 1978. His employment with Far West Recycling began in 1981 as a warehouseman. He has been the General Manager for both our Hillsboro and NE Portland facilities. Stan has a degree in accounting. Since 1996, Stan has been committed to the success of the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and their many community support agencies. He has co-directed the United Way Golf Tournament (with Keith Ristau) and was a Loaned Executive for United Way during their 1999 campaign. Stan currently resides in Saint Helens and is very active with the High School Booster Club; his hobbies include camping and crosswords. Stan has two wonderful children and is supported by his High School sweetheart (Nancy).