Richard J. Heckmann is CEO of Nuveera Enviornmental Services. The company has a market cap of $682M in 2013. It is based in Scottsdale, AZ.
He is former CEO of K2 Sports and US Filter Corp., which was sold in 1999 for $8.2B.
Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., formerly Heckmann Corporation, provides environmental solutions to protect, enhance and advance environmental sustainability. Nuverra provides full-cycle environmental solutions to a national customer base consisting of two distinct end markets: Shale Solutions and Industrial Solutions. The Company is focused on the removal, treatment, recycling, transportation and disposal of restricted solids, fluids and hydrocarbons for E&P customers. It also provides a one-stop-shop for energy recovery, re-refining and recycling of used motor oil and oily wastewater; plus a closed loop spent antifreeze program for retail, automotive and manufacturing customers.
Heckmann previously served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of K2, Inc. (K2), a manufacturer of sporting goods equipment, until his retirement from K2 on August 8, 2007, when K2 was acquired by Jarden Corporation. During his tenure as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of K2 beginning in November 2002, K2 (which was in workout status at that time) more than doubled its revenues, from approximately $582 million for the year ended December 31, 2002 to approximately $1.4 billion for the year ended December 31, 2006, and tripled its net income from approximately $12.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2002 to approximately $37.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2006.
Prior to his involvement in K2, in 1990, Mr. Heckmann founded United States Filter Corporation (USFilter), a worldwide provider of water and wastewater treatment systems and services, serving as its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Through a series of acquisitions, USFilter grew from annualized revenues of approximately $17.0 million in 1990 to over $5.0 billion in 1999, when it was acquired by Vivendi S.A. of Paris, France in March 1999 for approximately $8.2 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.8 billion of debt.
He attended University of Hawaii but did not graduate. He went to Vietnam in '65 and was assigned to the 33rd Air Rescue Squadron.
He is part owner of the Phoenix Suns.
Member of the Board of Jarden (2007-)
Member of the Board of K2, Inc. (as Chairman, 2002-07)
Member of the Board of MPS Group (2003-04)
Member of the Board of Philadelphia Suburban Corporation (2000-02)
Member of the Board of Station Casinos, Inc. (1999-2001)
Member of the Board of United Rentals, Inc. (1997-2002)
Member of the Board of Waste Management (1994-99)
Richard J. Heckmann