Safety-Kleen Names Jeff Richard Chief Financial Officer

Plano, Texas-based Safety-Kleen Systems has appointed Jeff Richard chief financial officer (CFO). Richard joins Safety-Kleen from Dallas-based Pavestone Co., where he had served as chief operating officer and CFO since 2006.

The Dallas Business Journal recently named Richard as its 2009-10 CFO of the Year.

"We are pleased to have Jeff join our executive team," said Ron W. Haddock, chairman of the board and interim CEO of Safety-Kleen, in a press release. "Jeff has deep financial and operational experience, as well as strong relationships with the banking and private equity communities, that will be of direct benefit to Safety-Kleen as we continue to execute our growth strategy."