Experienced Senior Executive Most Recently Served as CFO of
PerkinElmer’s Human Health Business
NORWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 26, 2013--
Harbors, Inc. (“Clean Harbors”) (NYSE: CLH), the leading provider of
environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America,
today announced the appointment of Michael Battles as Senior Vice
President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He
succeeds John R. Beals, who plans to remain at the Company in a
full-time capacity through mid-2014 as Senior Vice President, Finance to
assist in the transition.
“Mike brings more than 20 years of strategic financial expertise to
Clean Harbors,” said James M. Rutledge, the Company’s Vice Chairman,
President and Chief Financial Officer. “His accounting and CFO
experience, SEC reporting background and leadership skills make him a
valuable addition to our senior management team. We look forward to
tapping into his considerable talents.”
“In addition to welcoming Mike, I also want to acknowledge John’s
significant contributions to our finance and accounting organization,”
Rutledge said. “During his seven years with Clean Harbors, John has
effectively overseen all of our accounting activities and played an
important role in our financial reporting. We are pleased that he will
be working closely with Mike and remain a key member of the finance
organization during a lengthy transition period.”
Prior to Clean Harbors, Mike spent 12 years in a variety of senior
financial positions at PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader in
human and environmental health. Most recently, he was Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of PerkinElmer’s Human Health business. He
directed the financial planning across each of the business units within
Human Health driving operating performance. Prior to his role in Human
Health, he served as Chief Accounting Officer for several years and
Acting Chief Financial Officer during a one-year search period.
Prior to PerkinElmer, Mike held several positions at Deloitte & Touche
LLP from 1990 to 2001, including senior manager, accounting and
auditing. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration
with a concentration in accounting from the University of Vermont. He is
a Certified Public Accountant.
About Clean Harbors
Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is the leading provider of environmental, energy
and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a
diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500
companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal,
state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its
Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of
used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental
services for the small quantity generator market.
Headquartered in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal
facilities and service locations throughout the United States and
Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.cleanharbors.com.
Source: Clean Harbors, Inc.
Clean Harbors, Inc.
James M. Rutledge, 781-792-5100
Chairman, President and CFO
Jim Buckley, 781-792-5100
SVP Investor Relations
and Corporate Communications