Alex Polhemus

Vice President - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Compliance

Alex joined VLS in April 2021 as the EHS Director for our Waste Division and later assumed the role of Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Compliance.  Prior to joining VLS, Alex was the EHS Director for Atlantic Plant Maintenance, an affiliate organization of General Electric.

Alex is a native Houstonian with over 20 years of military service and over a decade of civilian EHS and leadership experience.  Alex’s strategic mindset and leadership capabilities have been proven to invaluable in consistent improvement in safety performance and systems in previous organizations such as General Electric, Veolia Industrial Services, and Chevron Phillips.  Alex believes that superior EHS performance is a byproduct of a strong operational mindset and commitment to integrity an doing the right thing.  This perspective is directly aligned with VLS Recovery Services’ core values and is indicative of the pinnacle performance and service that is expected within our organization.

Alex holds Associate Safety Professional and Certified Safety Professional designations from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and attended Columbia Southern University for his Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety as well as his MBA.