Heritage-Crystal Cleans Chalhoub to Retire


Heritage-Crystal Clean Founder, President and CEO Joe Chalhoub will retire effective Jan. 31, 2017, the company announced last week. Chalhoub will be succeeded by Brian Recatto, who has served Heritage as a director for the past four years and was named lead director earlier this year.

Chalhoub, who was a former head of Safety-Kleens oil recovery division, founded Heritage-Crystal Clean in Elgin, Illinois, in 1999. Heritages Indianapolis rerefinery began base oil production in early 2012 and now has 2,950 barrels per day of API Group II and 150 b/d of Group I production capacity. The company also provides parts cleaning, and hazardous and non-hazardous services primarily focused on small- and mid-sized customers.

Recatto has almost 30 years of experience in the environmental services industry and has served as president of U.S. operations for independent Canadian midstream energy company Gibson Energy Inc. since 2014.

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