WRScompass Promotes Richard Santello to CEO and Names Him to Board of
Directors; Company Names F. Philip Handy Chairman of the Board
TAMPA, Fla., March 14, 2013
TAMPA, Fla., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --WRScompass's Board of Directors
announced today that Richard Santello has been promoted to Chief Executive
Officer (CEO) and appointed to the company's Board. In addition, F. Philip
Handy has been named Chairman of the Board.
Santello joined WRScompass as President in 2009. In 2011, he was also named
Chief Operating Officer, expanding his responsibilities to include all of
WRScompass's operations: construction and remediation, legal, finance, sales
and marketing, safety, and human resources. Recently, Santello completed a
two-year repositioning of the company.
"Rich has led WRScompass to become a stronger, more nimble and more
competitive company than it has ever been," said Handy, who has served on the
WRScompass board since 2007. "He has infused the company with a sharper
strategic focus while maintaining its unwavering commitment to customer
service and safety."
Santello has nearly 28 years of experience in the environmental arena with
strong operations experience in remediation, and hazardous and nuclear
materials work management. His educational background is in chemical
"We have repositioned WRScompass to better align our services and geographic
focus with customer demand, and we have learned to operate with a great deal
more efficiency. The company we are today reflects the efforts of an extremely
talented team. We are headed forward under full steam."
During his career, Santello has served as President or in senior leadership
roles at a number of companies, including: President of EnviroSource
Technologies, an environmental remediation and nuclear and hazardous waste
management company; Chairman and CEO of MHF Logistical Solutions, a waste and
hazardous materials transportation company; and Senior Vice President of Clean
Harbors, the largest environmental and hazardous waste management company in
Handy is the CEO of Strategic Industries, a portfolio of companies in
diversified service and manufacturing businesses. He also serves on the boards
of directors of Anixter International, a global provider of communications,
and wire and cable products; Owens Corning, a building materials provider, and
a number of non-profit organizations.
WRScompass specializes in environmental remediation and civil construction.
The company performs a wide range of services including: landfill cap and
closure, in-situ stabilization, decontamination and demolition, sediment
remediation, wetlands restoration and flood control. WRScompass owns a $20
million fleet of equipment, and has services centers across the country. The
company has been recognized for its sustainable remediation and operates in
the top 1% of safety in the remediation industry.
Contact: Donna D'amico, +1-813-684-4400, firstname.lastname@example.org
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