Safety-Kleen Appoints David A. Eckert as CEO


<p>PLANO, Texas, <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 18</span> /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen today announced the appointment of David A. Eckert as its new Chief Executive Officer. Eckert will be elected to the company's Board of Directors later this year.</p>
<p>"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. "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."</p>
<p>Eckert, 54, previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Iron Age Corporation; Senior Executive Vice President for Kessler Financial Services, L.P.; President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Clean Harbors, Inc.; and, Co-Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Smith Valve Corporation.</p>
<p>Eckert currently serves on the Board of Directors of X-Rite, Inc.  He also is involved with several charitable activities, serving as the Chair of Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and as a Director and Chair of the New England Advisory Board for "Let's Get Ready," a program in which college students help high school students prepare for college.</p>
<p>Eckert graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration with an M.B.A</p>

    About Safety-Kleen
<p>Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with approximately 4,300 employees serving approximately 330,000 customer locations in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, <span class="xn-location">Mexico</span> and <span class="xn-location">Puerto Rico</span>. Safety-Kleen provides a broad set of environmentally responsible products and services that keep North American businesses in balance with the environment.</p>


For further information: For further information: Jeff Anderson of Safety-Kleen, +1-972-265-2507

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