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Roegner named CEO of Alcoa Investment Castings

Alcoa has named Eric Roegner chief operating officer of Alcoa Investment Castings, Forgings and Extrusions.

Roegner has been president of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions since 2009 and has led Alcoa Defense since June 2012. In his new role, Roegner will have responsibility for Alcoa’s Power and Propulsion, Forgings and Extrusions, Oil and Gas, and Defense businesses. He will also serve on Alcoa’s executive council, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company. Roegner will continue to report to Olivier Jarrault, executive vice president and group president, engineered products and solutions.

Succeeding Roegner as president, Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions is Jacques Vanier, who had been COO, Forgings and Extrusions, since January 2012. Both Vanier and Mike Pepper, president of Alcoa Power and Propulsion, will report to Roegner.

Roegner joined Alcoa in 2006 as chief operating officer of Global Extruded Products. In 2007 he became the president of Global Hard Alloy Extrusions.

Jacques Vanier rejoined Alcoa in 2010 as the chief operating officer of extrusions and assumed operations responsibility for forgings in 2012. Prior to rejoining Alcoa, Vanier was the vice president of manufacturing at American Commercial Lines. Earlier in his career, he held several leadership assignments including director of global manufacturing and operations, Alcoa Transportation Systems, and director of manufacturing for Alcoa Soft Alloy Extrusions.

Global Green appoints new board member

Global Green Matrix Corporation appointed Herbert Towning to the board of directors effective immediately.

Towning has been on the company’s advisory committee since February 2012.

Towning joined CT Bowring & Co in 1956 and worked with various Banking Houses in London, leaving the UK in 1974 to commence an international banking career in Europe, the United States, Bahamas and the Arabian Gulf with the International Investment Corporation Bahrain until 1994.

In the last few years, Towning has become involved in environmental issues particularly waste management and recycling. He founded OWaste2Energy Company Ltd. in the UK with a waste to energy technology in Wales. This system is now operational in Mexico through his Mexican Company OWaste Mexico de CV which has joint ventures with certain Municipalities in Mexico.

Towning’s extensive background and experience provides him a unique ability to make business decisions and create opportunities.

Bunting Magnetics appoints field service reps

Bunting Magnetics Co. has made several appointments to the Bunting field sales organization for industrial products.

Jason Cohen will cover Texas and Oklahoma. Darrick Litten will work in Ohio, West Virginia and Western New York, and Dan Murphy will cover Illinois and Wisconsin.

Moley Magnetics completes agreement

Moley Magnetics, Inc. of Lockport, New York and GI-DA S.r.l of Pompiano, Italy have completed a supply agreement. GI-DA is set to supply magnet systems for material handling in shipping and in steel mills as well as magnetic separators for the recycling industry. The specific types include cross belt, induction, plate, drum and head pulley-style magnets.

GI-DA has over 20 years of experience in magnet system design and manufacturing. The company builds complete magnetic material handling systems and provides consulting work for steel mills. With this new partnership, Moley Magnetics will now offer complete magnet solutions for the scrap, demolition, recycling, steel mill and shipping industries.

Winchester named CEO of MaxWest Environmental

MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc. named Steven D. Winchester as the organization’s new chief executive officer.

Winchester, a MaxWest board member since the beginning of 2012, has been leading the company as interim chief executive officer since August of 2012. He brings to MaxWest a strong background in mergers and acquisitions and leadership in support of aggressive growth strategies.

Prior to joining the leadership team at MaxWest, Winchester was chief executive officer of Winchester Consulting Group, LLC and has served in senior management roles in the water and wastewater divisions of engineering firms Psomas and Black & Veatch.

Industry leaders appointed to advisory committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently appointed two U.S. solid waste and recycling industry leaders to the U.S. Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee, a group that advises the government on expanding U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods and services.

Ronald J. McCracken, the principal of RJM Associates and a trustee of Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), and Janice Comer Bradley, EIA executive vice president of EIA’s Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC), joined the government committee.

McCracken and Bradley’s appointments are effective through September 24, 2014.

Sims Recycling Solutions expands into Quebec

Sims Recycling Solutions, Canada, expanded into Quebec with their newest electronics recycling facility. Sims has expanded their current recycling service offerings of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) for consumers, businesses, governments and provincial programs throughout Canada. The new 55,000 sq.ft. facility is located in Laval, Quebec, in the greater Montreal area. It joins the two sites operating in Ontario, and one in British Columbia to provide truly national Canadian service.

The new facility has been established to uniquely serve the Quebec market given the establishment of the Quebec WEEE stewardship regulations, Direction des matières résiduelles et des lieux contaminés – Service des matière résiduelles/ Regulation Respecting the Recovery and Reclamation of Products by Enterprises, which took effect July 14, 2012.

The Canadian operations are currently ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, RCMP and Controlled Goods Approved, RQP (2010) and Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices certified.

Financing approved for Rumpke recycling facility

Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. was authorized to receive $32 million in financing by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) for a new recycling plant in Cincinnati. The new plant will replace a predecessor facility that was severely damaged in a fire in April 2012.

Under the financing package, OAQDA authorized the issuance and sale of up to $32 million in Exempt Facility Revenue Bonds. The authorization was OAQDA’s first-ever federally tax exempt financing for a recycling facility. The bonds will be issued in two series, as Series A and Series B.

The new 84,000 sq. ft. recycling plant will employ 110 workers and process residential and commercial materials through a dual infeed processing system at 55 tons per hour of residential material and 20 tons per hour of commercial material. The processing and baling systems to be installed include six optical scanners for sorting fiber and containers, two eddy-current separators for aluminum, an electromagnet for ferrous scrap and an extensive mixed-glass removal system.

Groundbreaking for the new facility was in December, with project completion scheduled for October 2013.

Zenor leads Sennebogen sales in New England

Sennebogen has expanded its support with the appointment of Ryan Zenor as regional sales manager for its northeastern sales territories of North America.

Zenor will work closely with Sennebogen distributors and customers in the New England states and in the eastern provinces of Canada, from Manitoba to Nova Scotia.

Millbrook Capital enters waste equipment industry

Millbrook Capital Management Inc., a New York City-based investment firm, has created a new entity to enter the waste and recycling equipment industry.

The new entity, Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC, has acquired two companies: Stepp Equipment Company and Galfab, Inc. and is seeking similar acquisitions.

Upstate Shredding signs lease with Port of Albany

Upstate Shredding, located in Owego, New York, has signed a lease with the Port of Albany, New York. The 15 year lease comes with an option for two five-year extensions.

Upstate Shredding will build and operate a scrap metal facility on the 18 acre site at the port.