Wade Grundmeyer joins VLS

VLS Recovery Services, LLC Announces Wade Grundmeyer as Regional Vice President of Marine SELA

HOUSTON, Texas, (January 20, 2022) – VLS Recovery Services, LLC (“VLS” or the “Company”), the North American leader in delivering innovative environmental solutions that support our clients in achieving their sustainability goals, today announced that Wade Grundmeyer has been named Regional Vice President of Marine SELA.

Grundmeyer has over 23 years of operational leadership and shipyard experience where the focus was on LPG barges, products, and equipment. Grundmeyer began his marine services career in the New Orleans area. He successfully started and grew a single customer location into the industry leading facility in the New Orleans market that serviced all LPG barge owners. He will report directly to Eddie Van Huis, Vice President of Marine Services.

“As soon as we heard Wade was available, we contacted him immediately,” said Van Huis. “We were aware of his customer relationship base, knowledge, and success, and we know he is highly respected in the Marine Services industry. Wade joins us to be a vital part of our aggressive campaign in our growth model into the Southeast Louisiana shipyard market.”

“VLS Marine Services will continue to grow and expand our geographic footprint, and we remain extremely focused on operational excellence and strong customer service,” said John Magee, Chief Executive Officer of VLS. “Adding Wade’s expertise and leadership will help us further enhance our capabilities, and we are excited to welcome him to VLS.”

About VLS Recovery

VLS Recovery Services is a leader in the waste and environmental services industries with a focus on unique and innovative sustainability offerings. VLS provides customized waste processing solutions for non-hazardous industrial and commercial waste, including landfill diversion and sustainability programs, solidification of liquid waste, recycling, and wastewater treatment. The Company’s Railcar Cleaning division provides specialty cleaning services for difficult-to-clean products including chemicals, hardened materials and pressurized gases using the most environmentally friendly and safe processes in the industry. Also, the Company’s Marine Division has state-of-the-art barge cleaning and repair facilities for a wide variety of petroleum and chemical solvents. Today, VLS has over 700 employees in 26 locations across the country. For more information about VLS, visit: www.www.vlses.com.

About Aurora Capital Partners

Aurora Capital Partners is a leading private equity firm focused principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth in partnership with management. Aurora provides unique resources to its portfolio companies through its Strategy & Operations Program and its team of experienced operating advisors. Aurora’s investors include leading public and corporate pension funds, endowments and foundations active in private equity investing. For more information about Aurora Capital Partners, visit: www.auroracap.com.

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