Safety-Kleen Appoints David Eckert as CEO

Plano, Texas-based Safety-Kleen has appointed David A. Eckert to be the company’s new CEO. Eckert, who previously served as the CEO of Iron Age Corp., succeeds Frederick Florjancic, who announced his retirement in 2009. Eckert will be elected to Safety-Kleen’s Board of Directors later this year.

“David brings to the position more than 30 years of experience as a director, chief executive officer, senior executive and management consultant across a wide range of industries,” said Ronald W. Haddock, chairman of the board of Safety-Kleen, in a press release. “He has a track record of success in increasing the value of organizations under his leadership, and we are excited about him joining Safety-Kleen and moving the company forward.”

Eckert also has served in the following positions: senior executive vice president of Kessler Financial Services; president, COO and a director of Clean Harbors Inc.; and co-chairman of the board and co-CEO of Smith Valve Corp.