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3GS, LLC Appoints Barry Payne as Chief Executive Officer

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Knoxville, TN-based, 3GS, LLC, has announced that Barry Paynehas been appointed chief executive officer. Payne will also serve on the 3GS board of directors.

Before joining 3GS, Payne was accountable for recycling operations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia for Waste Management. Prior to that, he was with Iron Mountain for 12 years. His last assignment at Iron Mountain was as senior vice president responsible for the North America document destruction division, which experienced dramatic growth during his 8-years with the business unit. At his departure, Iron Mountain’s document destruction business had grown to $200M in annual revenue with more than 25 plants servicing approximately 100 markets.

Payne joins Mike Boehringer, formerly of EZshred and Shredding Solutions, who serves as the firm’s COO and oversees the existing field business units while driving new acquisition company integrations.  

Mike West, who also serves on the 3GS board of directors and is managing partner of Northshore Management Company stated, “We are thrilled to have Barry join 3GS. His vast industry experience and exceptional leadership aligns extremely well with the company’s aggressive growth plans.”