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Terex Construction names Smith as sales manager

Terex Construction Americas named Mike Smith as the Terex Fuchs equipment regional sales manager for several Midwestern and Southeastern states. Smith now has sales and distributor development responsibilities for Terex Fuchs material handlers for the scrap, waste, recycling, forestry and port markets. Smith’s territory in the Midwest stretches from Michigan to Kentucky and in the Southeast from Tennessee and Mississippi eastward to Florida.

Prior to joining Terex, Smith was the general manager for two scrap operations in Trenton, Tennessee. It was in this position where Smith learned the critical role material handlers play in the success of a scrap yard.

Smith also brings 20 years of retail experience to the position, working in a variety of sales positions for heavy equipment distributors and rental yards supplying equipment to the construction, infrastructure and road building industries. This unique combination of retail and end-user experience will allow Smith to help customers select the right material handling equipment for the application.

Smith will be based in Southaven, Mississippi, out of the Terex Construction Americas office.

Universal Lubricants names new vice president

Universal Lubricants has promoted Ned Murray to vice president of environmental services.

Murray is responsible for the company’s environmental and industrial services division, including, used oil and filter collection, vacuum services, industrial cleaning, environmental project management, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal and transportation, drum removal and wastewater collection and treatment.

Murray’s knowledge of environmental services is grounded in 30 years of experience working with Safety-Kleen in field services, project management and business development, as well Clean Harbors, Perma-Fix Environmental Services and MHF Logistical Solutions. He was a vice president with Shamrock Environmental Corporation prior to joining Universal Lubricants in April 2012 as director of sales for the company’s Industrial Division. In January 2013, he also became general manager of Universal Lubricants’ expanding South Division. Murray is the company’s primary representative in NORA, an association of responsible recyclers.

Novelis’ Renner named Georgia CIO of the Year

Novelis disclosed that Karen Renner, Novelis vice president and chief information officer, was named Georgia chief information officer (CIO) of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

Renner was honored by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association for her leadership, business value creation, innovation and community involvement. Finalists for each of the 4 categories were selected from 125 nominations and winners were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges including prior Georgia CIO of the Year award winners.

Responsible for the development and execution of the global information technology and business information strategy at Novelis, Renner joined the company in 2010 from GE, where she spent nearly 20 years in progressively senior IT leadership roles. Under her leadership, Novelis has undergone a significant technology transformation, including the deployment of global standards, introduction of new tools to enable employees to work more efficiently and the implementation of an enterprise resource planning platform.

Covanta declares quarterly cash dividend

Covanta Holding Corporation said that their board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per share, payable on January 3, 2014 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 26, 2013.

Jeco Plastic Products appoints Midwest agent

Jeco Plastic Products has appointed J&M Industries, based in Westfield, Indiana, as its agent for rotationally molded products.

The principal of J&M Industries is Gene Moore, who has worked with Jeco and other rotational molders for many years.

Maurer Manufacturing adds new salesperson

Maurer Manufacturing has hired Tom Jansen as a territory manager to represent the Maurer line of scrap recycling trailers.

Jansen comes to Maurer with 14 years of sales experience in various industries. The past seven years of experience has been directly related to the scrap recycling industry. Through this time Jansen has developed a strong understanding of the industry and the requirements of the customer. He has also developed many contacts in the industry who will help lead Maurer into growth opportunities. Jansen will call on customers and potential customers throughout the lower 48 states and he will continue to reside in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Terex to sell truck business to Volvo Construction

Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its truck business to Volvo Construction Equipment for cash proceeds of approximately $160 million. The truck business manufactures and sells off-highway rigid and articulated haul trucks.

Included in the transaction is the manufacturing facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The sale, which is subject to government regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, is targeted to close in the first half of 2014.

Keep America Beautiful appoints new president

Keep America Beautiful (KAB), has appointed Jennifer M. Jehn to lead the organization as its new president and chief executive officer.

Jehn is a proven leader with expansive marketing and management experience. Most recently, she held several leadership positions within Dow Jones & Company, including serving as head of consumer sales and circulation marketing. She succeeds Matthew M. McKenna, who left KAB to become an investment advisor at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jehn will lead the nonprofit that executes a wide range of programs and service projects based on the knowledge and needs of local communities – while expanding support and increasing recognition for the 60 year old organization.

Jehn serves on the board of governors for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and board of directors for Trinity Café and RENEW International. She is an associate board member of the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union and a trustee of Northland College.

Eriez promotes Bill Dudenhoefer to manager

Bill Dudenhoefer was promoted to market manager-heavy industry for Eriez.

A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Dudenhoefer joined Eriez in 1998, serving as technical sales representative until his promotion in 2006 to separation product manager.

As the market manager-heavy industry, Dudenhoefer will oversee equipment and orders for heavy industries, including aggregates, ceramics, power generation, mining, utilities and more. He will supervise a team of three and report to Dave Heubel, director-North American sales.

Covanta Holding names Bradford Helgeson as CFO

Covanta Holding Corporation reported that Bradford J. Helgeson will assume the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Helgeson has been Covanta’s vice president and treasurer since 2007, and previously held senior financial positions at Waste Services, Inc. and worked in investment banking with Lehman Brothers and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He will replace Sanjiv Khattri, who will actively assist in the transition.

BS&W and West OK Disposal acquisitions close

Lakewood Midstream and Energy Spectrum Capital have recently acquired BS&W Solutions, LLC, West OK Disposal, LLC and the assets of West OK Trucking, Inc. BS&W Solutions, LLC is an oilfield service company that specializes in processing and recovering crude production by purchasing crude oil with high water or sediment content across the Mid-Continent region and Permian Basin. By utilizing centrifuge technology to separate the water, sediment and crude oil, BS&W processes the production into pipeline quality crude oil and other drilling fluids that can be used in the production process.

West OK Disposal, LLC, an oilfield waste disposal company, provides oilfield waste fluid handling and disposal services in the Mid-Continent region. The company primarily serves oil and gas operators who drill, operate and are responsible for the proper disposition of fluids that are created or used in the drilling and production of oil and gas wells.

West OK Trucking, Inc. operates a fleet of trucks that serve the oil and gas industry in the Anadarko Basin and Texas panhandle by offering transport services for oilfield waste fluid and mud. West OK Trucking’s other services include soil farming and equipment rental.

Martex Fiber acquires Bollag’s waste services

Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has acquired the Charlotte based Waste Services Division of Bollag International. Bollag collects and markets textile wastes including natural and synthetic waste, cuttings, rags and fabric remnants. The acquisition of Bollag is part of a larger global expansion strategy Martex Fiber is pursuing, which includes the June 2013 acquisition of JBM Fibers, Inc. in Brownsville, Texas.

The 325 employees of the Bollag Textile Waste Service division based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Honduras and Nicaragua will also be joining Martex.

TechnoCycle expands e-recycling operations

TechnoCycle, a Houston-based information technology asset management and e-waste recycling company, has doubled its facility size to 60,000 sq.ft. to keep up with the dramatic growth of the electronic recycling industry.

Having been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s fastest growing companies from 2010 to 2013, TechnoCycle attributes its consistent growth to providing services and compliance to the constantly changing e-waste industry.