Board of Directors

  • Alan S. McKim

    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Alan S. McKim founded the Company in 1980 and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since its founding. He was named President of the Company in September 2016. He serves as a director of most of the Company's subsidiaries. Mr. McKim holds an MBA from Northeastern University's D'Amore - McKim School of Business. He now serves on Northeastern University's Board of Trustees, and he holds an honorary doctorate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Mr. McKim is recognized as an industry leader, with over 35 years' experience in the environmental services business. ... 
  • Eugene Banucci

    Lead Director
    Eugene Banucci, an independent Director of the Company since 2008, is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of ATMI, Inc., a public company acquired by Entegris (ENTG) in 2014. ATMI was a supplier of specialty materials to the worldwide semiconductor industry. Dr. Banucci served as Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc. from its founding in 1986 until the beginning of 2005. He serves on the boards of directors of Cognex Corporation and several private companies. From 2005 until February 2010, he served as a director of Zygo Corporation, a public company that was acquired in 2014. Dr. Banucci holds a BA from Beloit College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Wayne State University. Dr. Banucci brings to the Board considerable experience and skills in growing and managing companies. ... 
  • Edward G. Galante

    Director
    Edward G. Galante, an independent Director of the Company since 2010, retired in 2006 after more than 30 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to his retirement, he most recently served as a Senior Vice President and member of the Management Committee. His principal responsibilities included the worldwide Downstream business: Refining & Supply, Fuels Marketing, Lubricants and Specialties and Research and Engineering. He also was responsible for Exxon Mobil's corporate Public Affairs and Safety, Health and Environmental activities. Mr. Galante received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University. He serves as a Vice Chairman of Northeastern's Board of Trustees. He also serves on the board of directors of Praxair, Inc., where he chairs the compensation and executive development committee and sits on the governance and nominating committee and the technology, safety and sustainability committee; Celanese Corporation, where he serves as the lead independent director and is a member of the compensation committee and environmental safety, health and public policy committee; Tesoro Corporation, where he serves on the compensation committee and environmental, health, safety and security committee; and the United Way Foundation and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. In addition to his extensive experience with Exxon Mobil in the oil and gas industry, which accounts for a significant portion of the Company's business, Mr. Galante's responsibility for Exxon Mobil's Public Affairs and Safety, Health and Environmental activities and his services as a director and board committee member of three other major public corporations give him valuable insight into corporate governance, public affairs, environmental, compensation and audit matters. ... 
  • Rod Marlin

    Director
    Rod Marlin, an independent Director of the Company since 2009, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Eveready Inc., a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and its predecessors from 2002 until the Company's acquisition of Eveready in July 2009. From October 2009 until January 2014, Mr. Marlin was the Chief Executive Officer of ENTREC Corporation, a public Canadian company listed on the TSX Exchange which provides crane, heavy haul transportation, engineering, logistics and related services. Mr. Marlin ceased to be the chief executive officer of ENTREC in January 2014, but currently serves as Executive Chairman. Approximately 21% of Clean Harbors' total revenues during 2015 were recorded in Canada. Mr. Marlin brings to the Board extensive knowledge of Canadian culture and business practices, in addition to his skills in acquiring, developing, managing and selling various Canadian businesses. ... 
  • John T. Preston

    Director
    John T. Preston, an independent Director of the Company since 1995, is the Managing Partner of TEM Capital, a privately-held equity investment company, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Continuum Energy Technologies LLC, a private company. Mr. Preston is currently a director of numerous private companies. From 1992 through 1995, he served as Director of Technology Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). From 1986 to 1992 he was Director of the MIT Technology Licensing Office where he was responsible for the commercialization of intellectual property developed at MIT. Some of Mr. Preston's prior appointments include director or advisory positions for the Governor of Massachusetts, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Technology Board of Singapore. He holds a BS in Physics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University. Mr. Preston brings to the Board his considerable experience in technology development, corporate growth and corporate governance. ... 
  • Andrea Robertson

    Director
    Andrea Robertson, an independent Director of the Company since 2004, was the Group Executive, Corporate Treasurer of MasterCard Worldwide from 2003 to June 2010. From 1996 to 2003, she held financial management positions with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, and from 1984 to 1996 with International Business Machines Corporation. From 1979 to 1982, she was an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a BS in Accounting from Merrimack College and an MBA in Finance/Management Information Systems from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Merrimack College and the Board of Directors of Prevent Child Abuse America. A certified public accountant, Ms. Robertson brings to the Board considerable knowledge and experience in finance and risk management from her training as an accountant and her work in financial management positions. ... 
  • Thomas J. Shields

    Director
    Thomas J. Shields, an independent Director of the Company since 1999, is a Managing Director of Shields & Company, Inc., a privately-held investment banking firm that he co-founded in 1991. He served as the presiding director and chairman of the audit committee of B.J.'s Wholesale Club, Inc., a public company, until it was sold in 2011 and he now serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., a private company. Mr. Shields is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Mr. Shields brings to the Board considerable investment banking skills and experience as a director of private and public companies. ... 
  • Lauren C. States

    Director
    Lauren C. States, an independent Director of the Company since March 2016, retired in 2014 after more than 36 years with IBM Corporation. Prior to her retirement, she served as Vice President, Strategy and Transformation for IBM’s Software Group and was a member of the Growth and Transformation senior leadership team. Her principal responsibilities included leading the global sales force strategy and go-to-market for IBM’s multi-billion-dollar software business. From 2008 to 2013, she was a leader in the company’s transformation to cloud computing, working with clients to provide insights to the company’s strategy and serving as Chief Technology Officer in the corporate strategy function. Over her career, she has served in a broad variety of roles including technology, transformation, sales and talent development. Ms. States received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, she completed a Fellowship with Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. She serves as an Advisor on the Dean’s Executive Council and as an Executive-in-Residence for the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. She also serves as a Trustee for International House, New York and on the Advisory Board for Mobiquity, Inc. Ms. States brings to the Board her considerable experience in sales, technology and strategy. ... 
  • John R. Welch

    Director
    John R. Welch, an independent Director of the Company since 2014, was until June 2015 a Director (Senior Partner) in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company, an international business consulting firm, and is now a Director Emeritus. As a Director, he served clients across a variety of industries for 29 years. From 2007 to 2012, he was the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s New England Practice, and from 2001 to 2005 he led the firm’s Strategy Practice. He has written several articles on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets approach to strategy. He was a leader of McKinsey’s internal training program throughout his career and serves on the McKinsey Committee which evaluates and elects partners. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Welch was a project engineer with Hooker Chemical and with Caltex Petroleum and worked in the Municipal Lending Group at Bank of America. Mr. Walsh is also now an adjunct teacher at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he has completed all his coursework towards a PhD in Finance, and BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University. Mr. Welch brings to the Board his considerable experience in business consulting, operations and finance. ... 
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