Valicor Environmental Services appoints new CEO

March 10, 2020
Gregg Kaplan named Chief Executive Officer, will drive company’s expansion strategy.

MONROE, OHIO, MARCH 9, 2020 – Valicor Environmental Services (“Valicor”), one of North America’s largest providers of non-hazardous wastewater treatment services, today announced the appointment of Gregg Kaplan as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Kaplan brings to Valicor more than 20 years of industry experience and will be responsible for leading the company’s acquisition strategy and execution of its long-term growth plan.

“I am honored and excited to join the talented team at Valicor,” said Gregg Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer of Valicor. “As a leader in non-hazardous wastewater treatment, Valicor is well-positioned to continue its expansion into new geographies and to identify new technologies and partnerships to better serve our customers. I am thrilled to lead this team into its next phase of growth and am ready to hit the ground running.”

Kaplan brings to Valicor more than two decades of experience growing and strengthening the performance of companies in the Services sector. He joins the company from Pritzker Private Capital (“PPC”), a leader in family direct investing, where he served as Operating Partner for the Services Team and worked closely with Valicor’s management. Prior to his tenure with PPC, Kaplan was the founder and CEO of Redbox, the automated DVD rental kiosk company. Under Kaplan’s leadership, Redbox grew to nearly $2 billion in revenue over eleven years and became the leading DVD rental company in the United States. During that time, Redbox was acquired by Coinstar, Inc., a public company, and Kaplan became President and COO of Coinstar Inc., overseeing both Redbox and the Coinstar flagship line of business. Earlier in his career, Kaplan worked in strategy and business development at McDonald’s Corp., and was an early employee and leader at several startups. Kaplan graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. and from Harvard University with an M.B.A.

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