appoints Krupitzer VP of auto applications
Washington, DC— The
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has announced the
promotion of Ronald P. Krupitzer to the position of vice
president of automotive applications.
In this position, Krupitzer’s
responsibilities consist of developing and implementing
strategies for AISI’s Automotive Applications Committee
(AAC), whose focus is advancing the competitive use of steel
in the light vehicle market. This work includes active participation
in the Auto/Steel Partnership and leadership of AAC’s
research, education and technology transfer activities.
Krupitzer began his career
in 1968 in the research and development section of Republic/LTV
Steel Company, and in 1982 he advanced to process development
manager. Kupitzer joined Daimler Chrysler Corporation in
1985, where he held management positions in the company’s
Materials Engineering and Stamping Divisions. He was a member
of the corporate integration team established to improve
maintenance practices through the company.
Beck opens DCoffice, adds two consultants
Washington, DC— R.
W. Beck, Inc. has opened an office in the Washington, DC
area to better assist solid waste, water and energy clients
in the East. In addition, two consultants will staff the
Steven R. Stein has worked
in the public and private sectors of recycling for more
than 20 years. Prior to joining R. W. Beck, Stein worked
at Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) in Fairfax,
Virginia. as a senior project manager for litter surveys
in New Jersey and California. He also developed and implemented
a sampling and analysis protocol for a curbside recycling
quantification and characterization study.
Kristian Ferguson joins
R. W. Beck with more than five years of experience. He also
previously worked at GBB. His experience includes work in
recycling, solid waste reduction, waste-to-energy, solid
waste management and litter surveys for the states of Mississippi,
North Carolina, New Jersey and California.
Carmel, IN— ADESA,
Inc. has agreed to acquire N.E. Penn Salvage Company, an
independently owned salvage auction in northeast Pennsylvania.
The auction is located
in Pittston, Pennsylvania, just southwest of Scranton.
service Cozzi Consulting Group formed
Chicago, IL— Albert
Cozzi, former CEO of Cozzi Iron & Metal and Metal Management,
and Frank Cozzi, national chair-elect of the Institute of
Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), have joined with four
other members of the Cozzi family to launch Cozzi Consulting
Group, a new sales and management consulting firm specializing
in the marketing of scrap metal, paper and plastic. Cozzi
Consulting Group will offer a full line of services designed
to help manufacturers, demolition contractors, scrap companies
and other generators of scrap products maximize the value
and revenue generated from their recyclables stream.
Greg Cozzi, Anthony Cozzi,
Dorese Goldsmith and Terri Freeman are among the other members
to join the firm.
Gannon returns to Kaiser Aluminum
Foothill Ranch, CA—
Kaiser Aluminum announced that Thomas P. Gannon has returned
to the company as vice president of Marketing, Aerospace
and Distribution Products. Gannon worked previously with
Kaiser Aluminum from 1977 to 1999.
Based out of Cleveland,
Ohio, Gannon will lead the commercial efforts in the marketing
of Kaiser Aluminum’s sheet & plate, rod, bar,
tube and soft alloy extrusion products globally.
Gannon joined Kaiser Aluminum
in 1977 and assumed progressively higher-level positions
in sales and marketing management, primarily in the company’s
forgings and extrusions business. From 1999 to 2005, he
worked at Alcan Corporation, first as automotive market
director and then as vice president.
Corp. appoints three board members
Cleveland, OH— HydroGen
Corporation announced the appointment of three new members
to its board of directors.
John Freeh, Dr. Howard-Yana
Shapiro and Brian Bailys join the board as directors, expanding
HydroGen’s board to five members, including executive
directors Dr. Leo Blomen, HydroGen’s chairman and
CEO, and Joshua Tosteson, HydroGen’s president.
Freeh is the president
of Lockheed Martin Systems Management. He is responsible
for the oversight and integration of all of Lockheed Martin
Dr. Shapiro was a university
professor for 15 years, twice a Fulbright Scholar, twice
a Ford Foundation Fellow and a winner of the National Endowment
for the Humanities Award.
Brian Bailys is the principal
of The Bailys Group, a consulting firm he founded in 1993
and has been a certified public accountant since 1983.
Steel declares quarterly dividend
Portland, OR— The
Board of Directors of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Schnitzer)
declared a cash dividend of $.017 per common share, payable
February 28, 2006 to shareholders of record February 13,
2006. Schnitzer has paid a dividend every quarter since
going public in November 1993.
announces price increases
Norcross, GA— Rock-Tenn
Company’s Paperboard Division announced a $15 per
ton increase on all uncoated recycled paperboard grades,
effective with shipments March 6, 2006. This increase is
in addition to the Company’s October 2005 increase
adds director of planning and operations
Torrance, CA— Enova
Systems, a developer and manufacturer of electric, hybrid
and fuel cell digital power management systems, announced
that John Dexter has joined the company as director of planning
and operations. Dexter will be responsible for much of Enova’s
operational activities as well as aiding in Enova’s
resource and planning for its future growth.
has focused on the development and delivery of complex,
innovative transportation projects with companies such as
Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, Transit Systems Management
and Seattle Monorail Services. Dexter’s resume also
includes work with General Motors, United Technologies and
Resources appoints Warren to board
Metairie, LA— Newpark
Resources, Inc. announced that Gary Warren has joined its
board of directors. Warren spent the past 33 years in various
management and executive positions in the oilfield services
industry and recently retired from Weatherford International,
Ltd., where he served as senior vice president and president
of the Drilling and Well Services Division.
Services reports record earnings for 2005
Ft. Lauderdale, FL—
Republic Services, Inc. reported that for the three months
ended December 31, 2005, net income was $60.0 million, or
$0.43 per diluted share, compared to net income of $57.6
million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the same period
in 2004. Net income for the three months ended December
31, 2005 included a non-cash charge of $1.3 million, net
of tax, or approximately $0.01 per diluted share, related
to the acceleration of the vesting of all outstanding stock
options previously awarded to employees. Revenue for the
three months ended December 31, 2005 was $738.1 million
compared to $687.7 million for the same period in 2004.
Operating income for the three months ended December 31,
2005 was $115.4 million compared to operating income of
$109.6 million for the same period last year.
names Barr senior VP, human resources
Westport, CT— Terex
Corporation announced that, effective January 3, 2006, Kevin
Barr has been named senior vice president, human resources
of Terex Corporation. Barr previously had been vice president,
human resources of Terex. Barr joined Terex as the Company’s
top human resources officer in September 2000.
Prior to joining the Company,
Barr served as vice president-human resources at DBT Online
since 1998. From 1995 to 1998, Barr was at Nabisco, Inc.
as vice president-human resources, Asia/Pacific.
named president, Hubbell Steel Corporation
Buffalo, NY— Gibraltar
Industries, Inc. announced the appointment of Ronald R.
Garris to president, Hubbell Steel Corporation, a division
of the Processed Metals Group.
Garris, will oversee all
aspects of Hubbell’s operations, including sales,
marketing, customer service, processing, and distribution.
He will report directly to Ken Matz, group president.
Most recently, Garris served
as vice president, MBA Building Supplies SE, Inc., where
he oversaw southeast operations for the steel stud manufacturer.
Prior to MBA, Garris served
as a consultant to Clark Steel Framing, and as president
of Dale/Incor-Dale Industries, Inc., a privately-owned steel
named as VP, business development
Pittsburgh, PA— MHF
Logistical Solutions Inc. said that Richard Santello has
been appointed vice president, business development.
Santello, a waste management
industry veteran with substantial senior management experience
in the environmental services field, is now managing MHF-LS’
sales force and other business development activities.
Prior to joining MHF-LS,
Santello worked as senior vice president for Clean Harbors,
Inc., in Braintree, Massachusetts, a $650 million-a-year
provider of environmental and waste management services,
where he managed their landfill group, large projects and
Previous positions include
managing business development for Edward C. Levy Company,
a Detroit-based recycler of construction materials and steel
America Recycling buys Rock-Tenn plant
Des Moines, IA— Mid
America Recycling Company (MAR) announced the purchase of
Rock-Tenn Converting Company’s paper recovery facility
located in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Plant will be combined
with MAR’s recycling facility in Dallas under the
name Vista Fibers.
This is the second acquisition
by MAR within a 12-month period. MAR was in the news in
April 2005 when it announced the purchase of Vista Fibers,
a regional leader in the paper recycling industry.
appointed director, auto communications
Washington, DC— The
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced the promotion
of Deanna S. Lorincz to director, automotive communications.
In her role, Lorincz will manage strategic marketing, public/media
relations and advertising for AISI’s Automotive Applications
Committee and the Bar and Rod Market Development Group,
as well as the Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT)
and the newly formed Tailored Steel Product Alliance (TSPA).
In addition to her responsibilities
with AISI, Lorincz will manage marketing and technology
transfer efforts for the Auto/Steel Partnership.
of Kaiser Aluminum announces resignation
Foothill Ranch, CA—
Kaiser Aluminum announced that Kerry A. Shiba has resigned
as chief financial officer.
The company also announced
the creation of the “Office of the CFO,” which
will handle Shiba’s duties until a successor is determined.
The “Office of the CFO” will consist of president
and CEO Jack A. Hockema, vice president and controller Daniel
D. Maddox and vice president and treasurer Daniel J. Rinkenberger.
Wood Co. joins Heil distributor network
Chattanooga, TN— C.N.
Wood Co., Inc., was named an authorized Heil Environmental
distributor effective January 2006. C.N. Wood has been a
family-owned distributorship in New England since 1964 and
a distributor of refuse equipment since 1966. C.N. Wood
will now offer its customers a full line of Heil front loader,
rear loader, recycle and automated refuse collection vehicles,
as well as replacement parts from Parts Central, a Heil
company. C.N. Wood also carries a range of other municipal
and construction equipment, including street sweepers and
Steel & Aluminum names new board member
Los Angeles, CA— Reliance
Steel & Aluminum Co. announced that Richard J. Slater
has joined its board of directors effective January 1, 2006.
Slater is the president and a director of ORBIS LLC, an
investment and advisory firm, and is an advisor to the chairman
and chief executive officer of Jacobs Engineering Group,
Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company that provides
global technical professional services. Slater served in
various positions with Jacobs Engineering Group from 1980-2003,
most recently as executive vice president of Worldwide Operations.
Slater received a degree in Civil Engineering from the University
of Aston in the United Kingdom.
Control Specialists announces new president
Dallas, TX— Rodney
A. Baltzer has been named president of Waste Control Specialists
LLC (WCS). Rod succeeds George E. Dials, who left to become
president and general manager of the BWXT Y-12 facility.
All other members of the WCS operating management and technical
teams will remain unchanged.
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