TUCSON, Ariz.--(Western Emulsions Inc., a leading asphalt emulsion manufacturer and provider of sustainable pavement preservation and recycling solutions, today announced the appointments of Kevin M. Trant to Chief Executive Officer, and Robert Koleas as Vice Chairman of the Board.)--
Mr. Trant comes to Western Emulsions from DuraTherm, Inc., a private-equity backed world leader in the application of Indirect-Fired Thermal Desorption technology to treat hazardous wastes, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer from June of 2008 to August of 2011. Prior to his role at DuraTherm, for 20 years Mr. Trant had been a member of the executive management team of Siemens Water Technologies (and its predecessor companies, Veolia Water, USFilter, and Millipore). The Siemens business unit Mr. Trant oversaw had annual revenues in excess of $650 million and approximately 2,500 worldwide employees.
Trant received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administrative Science and Mathematics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Massachusetts.
As Vice Chairman of the Board, Mr. Koleas will be dedicated to the corporation’s ongoing business development. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Mr. Koleas has served Western Emulsions for 25 years, including the past seven as its President and CEO. Mr. Koleas is a Past President of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, and Vice President of the board of the Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2).
About Western Emulsions Inc.
With sales, marketing and operations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Montana, Western Emulsions Inc. is a leading innovator and supplier of specialty and standard asphalt emulsions and raw asphalt used for pavement preservation, repair and restoration projects. The Company assists public agencies and owners of infrastructure throughout the western U.S. in developing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to maintaining and recycling their asphalt pavements.
Customers include: (i) federal agencies, such as those for roads, highways and airports; (ii) state and local agencies, such as county and municipal public works departments; (iii) private entities, such as independent businesses; and (iv) intermodal consultation groups, such as government agencies who manage the highway infrastructure.