HOUSTON, Texas, (June 13, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental services, is proud to announce the promotion of Raul Pena to Chief Information Officer. Raul began with VLS in May 2022 as the Vice President of IT and was promoted to CIO in June 2023.
Raul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role. He is a senior financial and technology executive with a proven record in providing strategic financial leadership, and business process improvement for service organizations. He has developed and implemented financial and operational controls focusing on value creation and sustainable growth in fast paced environments.
Prior to joining VLS Environmental Solutions, Raul spent 10 years at Saber Power Services, LLC -an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm in the High Voltage Electrical space, serving as VP of Technology and subsequently CFO. Before that he spent 13 years at Omni Data Services Group -a re-manufacturer of specialty travel-related hardware, I.T. operations & quality (ISO) areas.
Raul graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA from University of Houston-Downtown. He holds a M.S. from University of Houston-Clear Lake and an MBA from Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business.
John Magee, CEO at VLS Environmental Solutions said, “Promoting Raul to VLS’s first ever CIO role, exemplifies his leadership and aligns with the digital transformation the company has undertaken. I am confident under his oversight, we will continue to use data and information to drive performance, efficiencies, and enhanced client experiences.”
VLS Environmental Solutions is confident Pena will continue to make significant contributions as Chief Information Officer by leveraging his extensive background in finance and technology to help lead the organization into the future.
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About VLS Environmental Solutions
VLS Environmental Solutions is a leader in sustainability solutions, with three divisions providing industry-leading services. The company’s Waste Services division provides customized waste processing solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous industrial and commercial waste, including landfill diversion and sustainability programs, solidification of liquid waste, recycling, wastewater treatment, and waste sequestration. The company’s Railcar Cleaning and Repair Services division provides specialty cleaning services for difficult-to-clean products, including chemicals, hardened materials, and pressurized gases, and comprehensive repair services for certified full-service repairs, tank car qualifications, and maintenance. The company’s Marine Services division offers state-of-the-art barge cleaning, repair, and gas-free facilities for various chemical solvents and downstream petroleum products. VLS has over 1,000 employees in 40 locations across North America. For more information about VLS, visit www.vlses.com.
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