Casella adds to board of directors
Casella Waste Systems Inc., Rutland, Vermont, announced it has appointed Michael Battles to Casella’s board of directors. The appointment became effective Dec. 17.
Battles is currently the executive vice president and CFO of Clean Harbors Inc., a Norwell, Massachusetts-based provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. Battles joined Clean Harbors in September 2013 as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. He was appointed as Clean Harbors’ CFO in January 2016.
Battles previously served in a variety of senior financial positions at PerkinElmer Inc. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Vermont and is a certified public accountant.
“We are excited to welcome Mike to our board and we are looking forward to his contributions,” John Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella, says. “Mike is an accomplished leader who will bring broad financial expertise and insights to our board. We are confident that the addition of Mike will be valuable to the company and our shareholders as we continue to execute our long-term strategy.”
The appointment of Battles expands Casella’s board to 10 members, eight of whom are independent directors. Battles will serve as a Class II director and was appointed to the board’s audit committee.