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Scott Metzger Joins HEPACO as President and Chief Operating Officer

Charlotte, NC -

HEPACO, LLC, a leading provider of environmental and emergency response services across more than 40 offices in the Eastern United States, announced today that it has named former Clean Harbors executive Scott Metzger as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Metzger fills a newly created role that will be instrumental for supporting the Company’s continued growth. He will report directly to Ken Smith, Chief Executive Officer of HEPACO. HEPACO is a portfolio company of San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors.

Mr. Metzger has nearly 30 years of operational management experience across environmental services. Prior to joining HEPACO, Mr. Metzger served in various leadership positions at Clean Harbors, where he was most recently a Senior Vice President, leading field service operations for more than 1,200 employees across approximately 70 offices. Mr. Metzger is also a long-term member of the Board of Directors and a past President of the Spill Control Association of America.

Mr. Smith said, “We are very pleased to announce Scott’s appointment and welcome him to the HEPACO team as the company enters its next phase of growth and operational excellence.” He added, “We believe Scott’s leadership skills, industry reputation, and extensive environmental services background will be vital in continuing to build the HEPACO franchise.”

Mr. Metzger said, “It is an exciting time to be joining HEPACO, a best-in-class environmental services provider with strong momentum. I look forward to working with this impressive team to continue to execute on the company’s strategic growth initiatives and increasingly benefit our customers.”


HEPACO ( is a leading provider of emergency response, environmental remediation, maritime services, wastewater treatment, and other industrial services across a diversified group of end markets including rail, oil & gas, transportation, power & utility, and manufacturing. The company has a broad geographic footprint across more than 40 locations in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast United States and offers a three-hour or less response time within its footprint and on a national basis through its managed network of third-party emergency response vendors. HEPACO provides services on both an emergency response and planned basis.


Caroline Luz

Lambert & Co.