Allan Gerlat, News Editor

August 22, 2012

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Clean Harbors Names Rutledge New President, Chief Operating Officer

Clean Harbors Inc. has appointed James Rutledge as president and chief operating officer.

The Norwell, Mass.-based hazardous waste management company said in a news release that Rutledge, 60, will move to the newly created position from his current role as vice chairman, chief financial officer and treasurer. He will continue as vice chairman.

Clean Harbors also said Robert Gagnon has joined the firm as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

“Since his arrival at Clean Harbors in 2005, Jim Rutledge has played an instrumental role in managing the financial and administrative responsibilities of the company through a period of rapid expansion,” said Alan McKim, Clean Harbors chairman and CEO. “His commitment to our long-term vision for Clean Harbors and demonstrated ability to achieve results will be invaluable as we seek to extend our leadership position in the industry.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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