Call2Recycle names newest
member to board
Call2Recycle announced the election of John
Bradford, chief innovations officer for Interface Americas, Division
of Interface Inc., to the RBRC board of directors. The RBRC board
Joining the RBRC board of directors from
outside of the battery and small electronics industry, Bradford
brings a wealth of experience in sustainable innovation, operations
and structuring organizations for industry leadership and growth.
In his current role, he is among the leaders working to bring
Interface Americas toward becoming the first sustainable enterprise
company by 2020.
Ecomaine hires Birt as
new director of finance
Arthur Birt has been named director of finance
and administration for ecomaine, a nonprofit municipally-owned
recycling and waste-to-energy organization that serves 24 percent
of Maine’s population. Birt’s previous experience includes controller
of Great Northern Paper and finance director of Brookfield Power
Birt is a Millinocket native and graduate
of the University of Maine at Orono.
Republic Machine hits 100
Republic Machine celebrates its hundredth
anniversary this year as the youngest member of the Republic
family of companies. The Republic legacy began in 1911 in Louisville
with the opening of the Republic Welding Company (RWC), a 15
man automotive machine shop. Since George R. Sotsky and his partner
acquired RWC in 1970, the company moved from an automotive emphasis
to engineering and manufacturing heavy machinery. Much of the
meteoric growth – from $450,000 in annual sales to more than
$40 million by 2002 – can be attributed to Sotsky, an electrical
engineer determined to improve the way machines work.
Although most of the multiple Republic brands
that evolved during this period were sold to employees and outside
investors in 2004, Sotsky and his partner retained ownership
of Republic Machine, which produces industrial shredders.
Sotsky and his team of engineers developed
the patented modular Split-A-Part shredder with a Zoidal cutting
system. Compared to similar-sized shredders, the Split-A-Part
shredder increases throughput more than 300 percent and lowers
operating costs to less than a half cent per pound.
Benlee adds general sales
and marketing manager
Benlee, headquartered in Romulus, Michigan,
has hired Jim Reeves as the company’s general sales and marketing
Reeves’ primary responsibilities will include
overseeing the national and international trailer and truck sales,
product development and all of Benlee’s marketing strategies.
Reeves is a 15 year veteran of the waste
industry and prior to joining Benlee was the South region sales
manager at Rudco Products from 2003 to 2010.
St. Louis Composting
to acquire organics company
St. Louis Composting, Inc. has acquired Organic
Resource Management, Inc. (ORMI), a large-scale, commercial composting
facility located at 13060 County Park Road in unincorporated
north St. Louis County. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The purchase will help St. Louis Composting
continue its growth as the largest compost producer in the region.
For now, ORMI will continue to operate under
its original name with a subtitle depicting it as a St. Louis
Parts Galore to break
ground on 25 acre facility
Parts Galore, a self-serve used auto parts
retailer, will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its third
facility in metro Detroit in Monroe County, Michigan.
The 25 acre site is located on Telegraph
Road in Ash and Berlin Charter Townships within minutes of I-75
and I-275. The $5million investment is expected to provide the
area with 30 new jobs.
The new facility, which is scheduled to open
in June 2011, will allow customers to bring their own tools and
remove parts from a selection of 2,500 vehicles. Each month,
more than 1,000 vehicles are replaced in the inventory.
Veolia names Jim Long as
vice president of recycling
Jim Long, president and CEO of Veolia ES Solid
Waste Inc., announced the appointment of Tom Riek to vice president
of recycling, a newly created position within the company. Veolia
ES Solid Waste Inc. is the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental
Services North America.
In his new role, Riek will work to continue
to define Veolia’s recycling strategy, improve processes and
develop new capabilities to enhance the company’s offerings to
customers. Prior to his appointment, Riek worked with Veolia
ES Solid Waste as a partner of Pebble Creek Partners, LLC.
Prior to joining Veolia, Riek served as chief
executive officer of Container Recycling Alliance and as chief
financial officer of Recycle America Alliance, Inc.
Riek has more than 25 years of general management,
operational, finance and accounting experience in the waste industry.
Roberto named Paladin Construction manager
Paladin Construction Group has appointed Mike
Roberto to the position of heavy construction territory manager,
covering the Ohio Valley of the United States. He will work closely
with all sales, engineering and manufacturing departments within
Paladin’s JRB, CP and CustomWorks Brands.
Roberto has a strong background in heavy
construction equipment, previously working for Volvo and Caterpillar
Tubelite adds Scott Huff to sales management
Tubelite Inc. has hired Scott Huff as a client
development manager serving customers in North and South Carolina.
He works closely with glazing and general contractors, architects,
and building owners to provide information on the company’s architectural
aluminum products and their green building benefits.
Before joining Tubelite, Huff was employed
with Oldcastle Glass’ engineered products division, which now
is Oldcastle Building Envelope. Prior to this, he was with The
Vistawall Group as an architectural sales representative for
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Huff
earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from State University
in West Georgia and a degree in machine tool technology from
West Georgia Technical College. He continues his professional
development as a member of the National Glass Association.
hires Grace Cowan to head customer service
With substantial experience in developing
relationships between businesses and customers, Grace Cowan has
been hired by Waste Management to serve as senior vice president
of customer experience.
Before joining Waste Management, Cowan worked
at Conseco and Banker’s Life Insurance. As a senior vice president,
Cowan will serve as a member of the senior leadership team.
joins CDG as regional sales manager
CDG Environmental announced that Peter Myers
has been hired as a regional sales manager for the western division.
Myers has over 15 years of sales management experience within
the industrial and municipal markets. His experience with chlorine
dioxide includes five years with Pureline Treatment Systems as
western regional director. He is well versed in understanding
the nature and complexities of water and waste water treatment,
and the issues associated with capital equipment and chemical
treatment solutions. He has been successful in overseeing sales
and business development functions, including new product rollouts,
key account management, customer relationship development, contract
negotiations, and required-on-site audits.
Myers will work from CDG’s Irvine, California
office and will cover Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Metals to expand Shoals area operations
Wise Metals Group announced a $25 million
expansion to its Alabama reclamation operation in Muscle Shoals,
a move that will add 43 new employees and further expand the
capabilities at the largest and most efficient recycling facility
in the world. The announcement was made by Wise chairman and
CEO David D’Addario and chief operating officer Wes Oberholzer.
Recently, Wise recapitalized, which allowed
for the acquisition of new equipment and further operational
streamlining. The Retirement Systems of Alabama is a significant
investor in Wise, and partnered to make the recapitalization
possible. That move followed on the heels of a major contract
to provide aluminum can sheet to Anheuser-Busch, and included
previous upgrades to slitting and other manufacturing equipment.
The expansion will include the addition of
a melting furnace, a delaquering kiln, shredders, material cleaning
equipment and environmental systems.
adds Flagler to its dealer network
Bandit Industries welcomed Florida-based Flagler
Construction Equipment as the company’s newest authorized dealer
in the Southeast. Serving the Florida market since 1987, Flagler
Construction Equipment will offer Bandit equipment, parts and
service through five main branches covering the entire state.
Bandit customers will find Flagler branches
throughout the state, including Jacksonville in the northeast,
Orlando in central Florida, Tampa in west central Florida, Ft.
Myers in the southwest, and Davie on the southeast coast. In
addition to these branches, Flagler also maintains an export
parts facility in Miami. Flagler will feature a full line of
Bandit equipment for sale through their dealer network, including
stump grinders, hand fed chippers, whole tree chippers, and Beast
appointed as Stedman’s sales manager
Eric Marcotte has been appointed as the new
southern United States regional sales manager for Stedman and
Innovative Processing Solutions. Marcotte’s responsibilities
will include selling crushing equipment and systems to Stedman
customers. He has over three years of experience in the mining
industry, plant operations, and size reduction equipment. Marcotte
received a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the
University of Kentucky.
Garino joins Export Tax Advisors as vice president
Export Tax Advisors (ETA), a specialty export tax consulting
firm, has hired Bob Garino as vice president of commodity services.
As a leader in the recycling and analyst community, Garino is
a valuable asset to ETA’s commitment to helping scrap exporters
capture various federal and state export tax incentives.
Garino has more than 30 years of experience
in the scrap commodities markets. He previously worked at the
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, NARI, Commodities Research
Unit, NL Industries and International Nickel Co. Well known as
one of the leading experts on the intricacies of the scrap commodities
markets, he holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from Monmouth
University. He is also a Vietnam veteran, having spent three
years in the United States Navy.
CEO named VCEDA chairperson
Bill Camarillo, CEO of Oxnard, California-based Agromin was
named chairperson of the Ventura County Economic Development
Association (VCEDA). He takes over the helm from outgoing chair
Mike Silacci of AT&T.
Established in 1949 and recognized as a credible
political force, VCEDA gives members an opportunity to interact
with Ventura County’s civic, corporate, small business and government
leaders for a voice in planned, quality growth.