Morton Grove-based Lakeshore Recycling Systems announced the appointment of Alan T. Handley to chief executive officer. Handley previously served as chief financial officer.
He holds a bachelors degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University. In addition to earning a CPA, Handley is also a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including a Norman Award for outstanding business development from Mesirow Financial and being named one of the top 50 senior managers at KPMG.
Handley, 43, helped drive LRS’ growth and integration following the merger of Lakeshore Waste Services with Recycling Systems Inc. in 2012. He brings more than two decades of frontline executive management leadership, operations and turnaround experience.
Prior to LRS, he served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Aldridge Electric, during his tenure at Aldridge Electric, he was instrumental in developing and implementing financial strategies that greatly contributed to the company’s double-digit sales growth from 2007 to 2013. His efforts allowed the company to grow and transform from a Chicago/Illinois focused specialty enterprise to a leading nationally recognized company now actively operating throughout the United States. Handley led financial and legal due diligence teams in evaluating potential add-on acquisitions, developed and successfully executed enterprise-wide risk management program and worked closely with ownership and the board of directors on varied succession and estate planning initiatives.
Before Aldridge, Handley served as Managing Director at Mesirow Financial/KPMG, where he led 140 staff members within the organization’s consulting unit. Before Mesirow, Handley held leadership positions at Heller Financial, Price Waterhouse and the United States Marine Corps.