Environmental Waste appoints new director
Valdis Martinsons will join the board of
Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWI),
subject to regulatory approval. Martinsons
brings a wealth of experience in high tech
businesses to EWI. He is presently chief
operating officer of iTMethods, a provider
of business agnostic technology infrastructure
operations for the small-medium business
Martinsons is a professional engineer with
a Master of Applied Sciences engineering
degree and a Master of Business Administration
degree. He was chief information officer
of Virgin Mobile Canada, where he oversaw
their launch as well as developing their
multiyear infrastructure and foundational
roadmap. Prior to that, he was chief information
officer of Research in Motion, responsible
for all Blackberry operations worldwide.
Tube City appoints director of outsource
Tube City IMS, LLC, a provider of products
and services to steel mills and foundries
globally, announced the appointment of Hideto
Hata as director of outsource purchasing
and sales for Central and South America.
Hata will be working with the Company’s raw
material and optimization group to generate
Prior to joining Tube City, Hata worked in
a variety of positions for Sojitz Corporation
in Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and New
York City. Hata is based in New York City.
VisionMonitor Software hires new senior executive
VisionMonitor Software has hired Max D. Jones
as executive director of Business Solutions.
Jones joins VisionMonitor Software after
a successful career as senior consultant
at the firm Environmental Resources Management
in Houston, Texas.
Jones has more than 23 years of experience
in the petrochemical manufacturing, petroleum
refining and exploration and production sectors
with over 19 years of expertise in all aspects
of environmental, health, safety and risk
management. His experience includes strategic
development and implementation of compliance
assurance management systems (CAMS), behavior-based
employee programs, process safety management
and corrective action tracking systems. In
addition, Jones has extensive experience
in developing strategies for reducing costs
associated with acquiring property/casualty
insurance for manufacturing sites. Previously
Jones held the position of director of EHS & Security
for Texas Petrochemicals in Houston, Texas.
Oil Purification Systems named as a top innovator
Oil Purification Systems (OPS) announced
that it has been selected as a winner of
the annual New England Venture Summit Top
Innovator award by youngStartup Ventures.
The list of privately held companies recognizes
those that play a leading role in innovation
for the Technology, Life Sciences and Clean-tech
Morbark and Strongco form Canadian alliance
Morbark announced the signing of a dealership
agreement with Strongco Limited Partnership
in Western Canada. With Strongco’s five locations
in Alberta, Morbark customers in western
Canada now have convenient access to equipment,
service and sales.
Strongco Limited Partnership is one of the
largest multi-line industrial equipment distribution
providers in Canada.
Strongco sells, rents and services mobile
industrial equipment in the construction,
road building, mining, forestry, utilities
and municipal sectors of the economy. It
also represents several leading equipment
manufacturers, such as Volvo, Dressta and
Greenstar appoints Michael Simmons CEO
Houston-based Greenstar North America announced
the appointment of Michael Simmons as its
chief executive officer.
Simmons, who joined Greenstar in December
2009, brings an exceptional track record
with 20 years operational leadership experience
in senior positions. Most recently, Simmons
came to Greenstar from Q Investments where
he served as senior operating partner.
Simmons will replace Mike Wynne, who has
been serving as interim CEO during Greenstar’s
chief executive search. Wynne will continue
in his role as chairman and chief executive
of NTR’s International Recycling Operations.
NTR, a renewable energy group, is a leading
developer of renewable energy and recycling,
based in Dublin, Ireland.
Glantz Iron & Metals hits 100th year
Glantz Iron & Metals, Inc., located in
Great Neck, New York will celebrate its 100th
year anniversary in 2010.
The business was started in 1910 by Harry
Glantz, using a horse and buggy, to pick
up scrap metal in and around New York City.
At that time, they serviced strictly plumbers.
When Harry’s son, Hy Glantz, came into the
business, they started handling scrap metal
generated by breweries and shipyards. Three
generations later, the company now purchases
scrap metal from manufacturers, generators,
dealers and processors, and markets it domestically
Paul Glantz, president of MRC, says “Our
centennial celebration is a tremendous milestone.
100 years of environmentally-sound scrap
metal recycling makes us a pioneer, a trailblazer
some say, in the recycling industry. We are
one of the oldest recycling companies in
the United States. We were recycling decades
before it became popular, and years before
the term ‘recycling’ was coined.”
Electronic Recyclers to partner with LS-Nikko
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI),
located in Fresno, California, has formed
a partnership with copper smelter LS-Nikko,
Seoul, South Korea under which LS-Nikko
will accept commodities from ERI’s electronics
recycling facilities for further processing.
As part of the agreement, LS-Nikko will
also take a minority investment position
Partnership launches Recycling Rocks program
Live Nation, a live music company, and Waste
Management, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement
encompassing Live Nation’s venues, concerts,
tickets and online platform.
Under the agreement, Waste Management becomes
the official waste services and recycling
sponsor of 66 Live Nation venues across the
country. Waste Management will be providing
waste assessments to help minimize waste
and promote recycling at all Live Nation
venues, including concessions and backstage
New dealer for Doosan Infracore named
Cowin Equipment Company of Birmingham, Alabama,
now offers the full line of Doosan Infracore
Portable Power products in the Atlanta
market. The company offers Ingersoll Rand-branded
air compressors, generators, lighting systems
and light compaction equipment.
Mascoma appoints Brady as CEO and to board
Mascoma Corporation announced the appointment
of William J. Brady as the new chief executive
officer, effective immediately. Brady will
also join the boards of directors of Mascoma
and Frontier Renewable Resources, LLC.
With twenty-three years of experience at
Cabot Corporation, a chemical industry leader,
Brady is poised to lead Mascoma into full
Until assuming his new role at Mascoma, Brady
served as executive vice president and general
manager of several operating divisions at
Cabot Corporation, leading business units
from technical development through successful
commercialization, as well as managing global
capital-intensive businesses and developing
strategic relationships with large global
Metalico elects Sean Duffy to board of directors
Metalico, Inc. announced that Sean P. Duffy,
a long-time recycling executive, has been
elected to the Company’s board of directors.
Duffy will fill a vacancy created by the
retirement of Earl B. Cornette, who is stepping
down from the board as of the end of the
Duffy is the president of FCR Recycling based
in Charlotte, North Carolina and a regional
vice president of its parent, Casella Waste
Systems, Inc. FCR processes and resells recyclable
materials originating from the municipal
solid waste stream, including newsprint,
cardboard, office paper, containers and bottles.
Duffy co-founded FCR in 1983 and served that
company in various capacities, including
president, until it was acquired by Casella
Cornette has been a director of Metalico
since the Company’s founding in 1997. He
is a retired executive in the lead and environmental
Waste Management’s dividend payment raised
Waste Management, Inc. announced that its
board of directors has approved an 8.6 percent
increase in the quarterly dividend rate,
from $0.29 to $0.315 per share. This marks
the sixth consecutive year that the Company
has increased its quarterly dividend. Future
quarterly dividends must first be declared
by its board of directors prior to payment.
“This announcement reflects our continued
commitment to returning cash to our shareholders,”
said David P. Steiner, chief executive officer
of Waste Management, Inc.
The Company noted that the board of directors
will declare the first quarter 2010 dividend
in February, at which time the record and
payment dates for the first 2010 quarterly
dividend will be announced. It is expected
that the first payment of the higher dividend
will occur in March of 2010.
Karl Brooks selected to lead EPA’s Region
President Barack Obama has selected Karl
Brooks to be the Environment Protection Agency’s
(EPA) regional administrator for EPA’s Region
7. This region encompasses Iowa, Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska, and nine Tribal Nations.
Regional administrators are responsible for
managing the Agency’s regional activities
under the direction of the EPA Administrator.
Karl Boyd Brooks has taught history and environmental
studies at the University of Kansas for the
past decade. Previously, Brooks was the executive
director of the Idaho Conservation League
and served six years in the Idaho State Senate.
Wagers joins Routeware as VP of operations
Routeware, Inc. announced that Dave Wagers
has joined the Company as vice president
Wagers brings more than 35 years of experience
in both management and operations, making
him an ideal addition to Routeware’s executive
Wagers comes to Routeware from the high technology
information services and software industry.
He has extensive knowledge in client services,
operations, hardware engineering, general
management, business development and strategic
planning with both Fortune 500 companies
as well as start-ups.
As vice president of operations, Wagers will
manage all areas of customer support, including
the development of a Business Services operation
dedicated to the delivery of analytical tools
for Routeware’s customers.
Smurfit-Stone CEO and chairman plans retirement
Patrick J. Moore, Smurfit-Stone Container
Corporation chairman of the board and chief
executive officer, has notified the board
of directors that he intends to retire within
one year following the Company’s emergence
from Chapter 11 proceedings.
Moore will continue to serve on the board
of directors. The Company has filed amendments
to its Plan of Reorganization documents in
United States Bankruptcy Court that provides
for a non-executive chairman of the board
upon emergence from Chapter 11. It is anticipated
that the new board of the reorganized Company
will designate a successor to Moore after
the Company and its subsidiaries emerge from
President and chief operating officer Steven
J. Klinger, will continue to serve in his
current role as well as on the Company’s
board of directors.
Smurfit-Stone filed its Plan of Reorganization
on December 1 and plans to emerge from restructuring
proceedings in both the United States and
Canada either late in the first quarter or
early in the second quarter of 2010.