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Charah Solutions names new vice presidents

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Charah Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, announced Wednesday the following promotion and new hires, which expand the company’s strong leadership bench.

“We are pleased to promote Eric Effinger and welcome David Clem and Jameel Allen to the Charah Solutions team,” said Scott Sewell, president and CEO of Charah Solutions. “Their deep operating experience and strong leadership skills will be great resources for Charah Solutions as we continue to grow and expand the services we provide our customers.”

Eric Effinger

Effinger has been promoted to vice president of operations. Effinger has 15 years of experience executing and managing large-scale heavy civil construction and utility-related projects throughout the United States. He joined Charah Solutions in 2012 as project manager and most recently served as director of operations for the Midwest division. He is a registered professional engineer and a certified project management professional.

Effinger earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering technology from the University of Southern Indiana.

David Clem

Clem joined Charah Solutions as senior vice president of maintenance in December 2018 with a proven history of assembling and leading successful teams across a range of companies and industries, including a Fortune 500 public utility firm as well as an ENR top 100 private contractor firm, and managing heavy industrial projects and project services.

Clem earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Tennessee Tech University and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has also completed executive education and leadership programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas and Southern Methodist University.

Jameel Allen

Allen joined Charah Solutions as vice president of business development in December 2018 with more than 20 years of experience in global engineering, procurement and construction, and most recently served in business development in the power industry.

Allen earned a bachelor of arts in business administration from South Carolina State University and an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. He serves on the board’s planning committee for Electric Power and is a member of the Board of Governors for Club Corp’s Commerce Club, SC Economic Development Association and the Board of Advisors for Greenville Chamber of Commerce.