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HEPACO Names Ken Smith as Chief Executive Officer

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HEPACO, LLC, a leading provider of environmental and emergency response services across 30 offices in the Eastern United States, announced today that it has named former Fluor Corporation executive Kenneth L. Smith as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mike Szomjassy, who has served as Interim CEO, will continue to serve on HEPACO’s Board of Directors. 


Companies Combine to Create Leading National Environmental and Emergency Response Service Provider

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HEPACO, LLC (“HEPACO”), a leading provider of environmental and emergency response services across 28 offices in the eastern United States, announced today that it has acquired Emergency Response & Training Solutions (“ERTS” or “the Company”). Based in Jacksonville, FL, ERTS is a leading provider of emergency response services to Fortune 500 companies through a national network of third-party vendors. ERTS Founder and President Clay Richter and Executive Vice President Amanda Stevens will continue to lead ERTS after the closing of the acquisition and have made significant equity investments in HEPACO. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HEPACO is majority-owned by San Francisco-based Gryphon Investors, a leading middle market private equity firm, which purchased the Company in August 2016.

HEPACO Team Wins 2014 CSXT Awards

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Several HEPACO team members attended the annual CSX Transportation Public Safety & Environmental Safety Training & Technical Conference held in Savannah, Georgia, in February 2015. As always, the Conference was informative and well done, and it was great to spend time with many of our client partners and learn more about what is going on within the CSXT organization. HEPACO President, Ron Horton, Jr., shared the following upon his return from the Conference: