Enviro Tech Plant Manager Named to Arkansas Workforce Development Board

Charles Johnson - Envirotech Arkansas

Charles Johnson oversees growth of the company’s Helena, Ark. operations


MODESTO, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2020 – Modesto, Calif. manufacturer Enviro Tech Chemical Services (ETCS) congratulates its Helena, Ark. plant manager, Charles Johnson, for his selection to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Mr. Johnson, a four-year employee of ETCS, has overseen growth and capacity expansion of the company’s Helena, Ark. manufacturing plant. He is the first board member from the Helena/West Helena region of the state.

“Charles is an indispensable member of the Enviro Tech team and he will be an indispensable part of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board,” said Michael Harvey, president and CEO of ETCS. “His leadership has helped our Helena plant grow its production capacity and hire more than 60 new employees since late 2016, and we know that he will bring the same strategic insight and experience to the Board.”

During Mr. Johnson’s tenure at ETCS, the Helena plant has doubled its workforce and begun running three shifts per day. He has also overseen significant capital investment in the facility and is an integral part of determining future expansion opportunities.

The Workforce Development Board conducts workforce planning from an advisory perspective, enabling employees and new job seekers in Arkansas to access the resources they need to be successful. As a board member, Mr. Johnson will work to help improve vocational training and education programs that foster economic growth throughout the state.

Former Helena mayor Arnell Willis, director of the Workforce Development Board, recommended Mr. Johnson for the board position, citing his roots in the region and the success of the ETCS Helena plant as criteria for his recommendation.

“Charles is native of Northeast Arkansas and a leader in the local business community, and I was proud to recommend him to Governor Hutchinson for service on the Board,” said Willis. “Enviro Tech has brought many jobs to Helena/West Helena and Charles has helped connect the company with the workforce resources it needs to continue growing. Now, he can help guide training and workforce training and development resources to even more employers in the region.”