LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patriot Environmental Services, a leading provider of vertically integrated environmental services in the western United States, today announced that it has appointed Brian Johnson as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2017. The move is part of an overall plan to bolster the Patriot team with the experience, talent, and drive necessary to support future growth and success.
Brian Johnson has over two decades of experience in leading strategic growth plans and tactical process improvements for multi-state/multi-unit service companies in a number of operationally intensive industries. Johnson's career includes prior positions as co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, and President of Vac One Services, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Utility Services, and senior vice president of operations for UtiliQuest. In these roles, Johnson has worked hand-in-hand with board members and professionals at some of the leading private equity firms in the United States, including Oaktree Capital's GFI Energy Group, Tricor Pacific Capital (now known as Parallel 49 Equity), and American Capital.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the Patriot team,” said Johnson. “Patriot has a fantastic market reputation, a highly competitive service portfolio, a talented and seasoned management team and workforce that truly understands customer service, and an ownership group that is keen to support continued investments in people, processes, and assets that will fuel the company's continued growth. I’m honored to join the leadership team, and look forward to expanding and improving our capabilities for our customers.”
Tom Scranton, Patriot’s co-founder and current CEO, will remain as Vice-Chairman and serve as a key advisor to Patriot’s board of directors on matters including long-term strategy and key customer relationships. “Brian is going to take Patriot to the next level,” said Scranton. “His experience in partnering with private equity investors to build and lead companies in a variety of industrial and utility service businesses, and his authentic, straight forward approach to working with our team make him a fantastic fit for this role.”
Cary Meadow, Chairman of Patriot Environmental Services, which is supported by Los Angeles-based private equity firms Solace Capital Partners and Angeleno Group, stated, “Patriot has developed an outstanding reputation founded on taking great care of its people and its customers, with a dedication to safety and compliance. Bringing Brian on board adds an experienced leader who can help Patriot seize on its vast potential in the environmental services business.”
About Patriot Environmental Services
Patriot is a premier provider of comprehensive, vertically integrated environmental services, including emergency spill response, hazardous waste management and transportation, industrial cleaning, hydro-excavation, full facility closure and remediation, non-hazardous wastewater treatment, solidification, and other complementary services. For more information on Patriot, please visit http://www.patriotenvironmental.com.