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During the next decade retirements, promotions and appointments/elections occurred within the leadership of the organization - shaping the future of VBI:
1975 Vernon Varner was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of VBI.
1977 Bob Varner retired.
1978 Skeet Varner was elected as President of the Rubbish Association of Kern County. Vernon Varner was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Rubbish Association of Kern County and VBI.
1980 Bill Varner retired and Skeet assumed leadership of VBI. Rick Varner joined the VBI team.
1981 Dan Panero joined VBI.
1983 Rick Varner and Dan Panero were elected to the Board of VBI.
1984 John Varner retired in 1984.
1984 Dan Panero was appointed to the Kern County Solid Waste Advisory Board.
1986 Dan Panero was elected President of the Rubbish Association of Kern County (served until 1991).
1987 Skeet Varner was appointed to the State Solid Waste Board by the Governor, as Industry Representative.
1990 Dan Panero served as President of the Rotary Club of North Bakersfield.
1991 Dan Panero was elected to the California Refuse Removal Council Board (CRRC).
1994 Rick Varner was appointed to the Kern County Solid Waste Advisory Board.
1998 Dan Panero served as the President of CRRC Board.
1999 Vernon Varner elected inaugural President of the Metropolitan Recycling Corporation (MRC). MRC is a newly formed company, under Kern Refuse, with goals of construction demolition waste diversion and recycling.
2002 Varner Brothers kicks off the first voluntary curbside Blue Barrel Residential Recycling Program within the Zone 2 franchise area - in the city of Bakersfield.
2003 Jacob Panero Joined VBI.
2004 Rick Varner retired from VBI.
2006 Vernon Varner served as President of the Rotary Club of East Bakersfield.
2006 Dan Panero is re-elected as the President of the CRRC Board.
2007 Jacob Panero joined the VBI Board of Directors.
2008 Jacob Panero began serving on the Cal State Bakersfield Executive Advisory Committee.
2010 Jacob Panero was elected to the Board of the CRRC, Southern District.
The legacy of The Varner family can be found in their hard work and dedication to excellent service. For more than 70 years, Varner has been a household name in Bakersfield.
Today, VBI provides full-service solid waste management services. Experienced personnel stand ready to help customers identify and implement refuse and recycling strategies customized to meet their needs. VBI actually recycles more before 8:00 AM than most people do in their entire lifetime! A simple telephone call puts a team of VBI professionals to work.
VBI also operates a full-service paint shop for the painting and renovation of cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, school buses and large vehicles including cement and trash trucks. These specialized services are legally permitted operations approved by local, state and federal agencies with authority to oversee such work.