Harsco Corporation Taps Beswick as President for Clean Earth Division

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
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Harsco Corporation has named Jeffrey Beswick as senior vice president and president, Clean Earth, effective May 1, 2023. He will join the Company's Executive Leadership team.

Beswick comes to Clean Earth with nearly 30 years of experience in the environmental services industry, most recently as the chief commercial officer at Valicor Environmental Services. He was previously the chief executive officer (US Operations) of Tradebe Environmental Services. Beswick was in charge of 28 locations, 10 waste management facilities, and more than 900 employees in this capacity.

Under his direction, the company achieved its highest year-over-year earnings growth, completed two acquisitions, and implemented safety and environmental compliance initiatives that resulted in significant reductions in injury rates, a release said. 

Prior to becoming CEO, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including executive vice president, Sales and Services, and executive vice president, Business Development and Regional Sales. Beswick also brings to Clean Earth his experience as vice president, Recycling at Clean Harbors Environmental Services.

“Jeff has a proven track record of success throughout his career,” said Nick Grasberger, chairman and chief executive officer, Harsco Corporation. “He is an accomplished leader who has led large, highly regulated businesses with expertise in driving growth and transformation. I am pleased to welcome Jeff to Clean Earth, and I am confident that his industry knowledge, relentless pursuit of safety and compliance, and high-impact leadership style will be an asset to our division.”

He takes over for Jim Bell, who returned to the industry from retirement last July as interim senior vice president and president for Clean Earth. After transitioning Beswick into his new role, Bell will leave the division in late summer.

Beswick earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental services from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

“I want to thank Jim for his many contributions as our Interim President of Clean Earth during some difficult industry challenges,” Grasberger said. “In the third quarter last year, under Jim’s management, the division recorded its best quarter ever under Harsco ownership. He made a great impact on our culture and business in a short period of time.”