Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) president
and CEO, Bruce Parker, announced the appointment of Thom Metzger
as its director of communications and public affairs.
Metzger will be responsible for developing a strategic communications
and public affairs strategy to enhance the voice of the National
Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) in the local and federal
legislative and regulatory arenas, in which its members have significant
financial and reputational interests. NSWMA is a part of EIA.
Metzger, who brings more than 17 years of public affairs, media
relations and marketing experience, also will develop plans for
issue communications and media relations, and build effective relationships
with media, opinion leaders and EIA’s members.
Most recently, Metzger served as director of marketing and public
relations for the American Chemistry Council (ACC), where he helped
oversee a $20 million public education campaign to increase awareness
of the chemistry industry’s contributions to modern life.
association appoints board members
The Florida Biofuels Association, Inc. has
seated its first board of directors. The Florida BioFuels Association
is an association of private and public sector professionals dedicated
to increasing the demand, distribution infrastructure, and capacity
for locally produced and distributed ethanol, biodiesel and other
agriculturally and waste derived fuels.
New board members and officers include:
•Dana Weber, executive director
•Ron Silver, chair
•R.B. “Buzz” Hoover, vice chair
•Eugene B. Jones, treasurer
•Ray Moreau, secretary
•Representative Doug Holder represents District 70 along the Gulf
•Senator Mike Bennett represents District 21 along the Gulf Coast.
•Ted Hill directs the Biomass and Alternate Fuel Group of CQ, Inc.
•Charles Fletcher is a partner with the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick,
•Honey Rand, Ph.D., APR is President of the Environment PR Group
Disposal buys assets of waste company
Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. announced that
its wholly-owned subsidiary, Advanced Disposal Services North
Georgia, LLC, has purchased the assets of Appalachian Waste Services,
LLC and of its affiliate Mountain Convenience Center Properties,
LLC. The acquisition furthers Advanced Disposal’s footprint in
northern Georgia with collection and transfer station operations
in four new counties, as well as Clay and Cherokee Counties,
North Carolina and Polk County, Tennessee.
The Appalachian Waste assets will secure additional volumes for
the landfill and ensure long-term, quality collection, transfer,
and disposal services for the North Georgia communities.
named director of materials for East Trailers
East Manufacturing promoted David Kinsley to
director of materials, announced Mark Holtz, vice president of
sales and marketing.
Kinsley previously was a partner in Ohana Ventures in Cleveland,
Ohio, and executive vice president of international sales and
marketing for Toy Biz in New York City. For 20 years prior, Kinsley
worked for Kay Bee Toys in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ultimately
serving as vice president of divisional merchandise.
Ott appointed to BioGold Fuels’ board
BioGold Fuels Corporation announced the appointment
of Michael Ott to their board of directors.
Ott has worked for over five years in development
and funding for renewable fuels and bio-mass companies. He is
currently the executive director of BIOWA, a trade organization
and consulting group. He is also a governor of the American Biofuels
Council and an advisory board member of the Clean Tech Law and
joins SmartDrive as VP of sales
SmartDrive Systems, Inc. announced that John
Garner has joined the company as vice president of sales. With
extensive expertise in sales and business development, Garner
will broaden SmartDrive’s current customer base in order to expand
market share and increase overall sales.
Garner joined SmartDrive with nearly 15 years
experience in the sales and marketing of high-tech products and
has extensive experience in selling. Most recently, Garner held
the role of vice president of client development at Tellme Networks,
a subsidiary of Microsoft, helping to grow the company to over
$100M in annual revenue.
announces new Aleris Europe executive
Aleris International, Inc. announced that Roeland
Baan will join Aleris as executive vice president and president,
Aleris Europe, reporting to Steven J. Demetriou, chairman and
CEO. In this role, Baan will be responsible for all activities
in Aleris’s European region as well as its European headquarters.
In 2004, Baan worked for Mittal where he most recently served
as executive vice president and chief executive officer, Mittal
Steel Europe and served on Arcelor Mittal’s Management Committee.
Prior to joining Mittal, Baan served as the senior vice president
of SHV Gas BV, a member of SHV NV, a privately held international
conglomerate with activities in retail, energy and venture capital
Ameristeel acquires Century Steel
Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation announced that
Pacific Coast Steel (PCS), a majority owned Gerdau Ameristeel
joint venture, has acquired all the assets of Century Steel,
Inc. (CSI), a reinforcing and structural steel contractor specializing
in the fabrication and installation of structural steel and reinforcing
steel products, for approximately $152 million.
CSI, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, operates reinforcing
and structural steel contracting businesses in Nevada, California,
Utah and New Mexico. With fabrication facilities that have an
annual capacity in excess of 250,000 tons per year, CSI participates
in virtually all segments of the marketplace in the western United
Gerdau Ameristeel also announced that, concurrently with the
acquisition of Century, Gerdau Ameristeel will pay approximately
$68.0 million to increase its equity participation in the PCS
joint venture to approximately 84%.
accepts position with Sharps Compliance
Sharps Compliance Corp. announced the appointment
of Al Aladwani to the position of senior vice president of operations.
Aladwani joined Sharps from Generic Medical Devices (GMD) where
he served as vice president of operations.
Prior to GMD, Aladwani served in various operational
roles with Cyberonics, Inc., Creos Medical and Ohmeda Medical.
His research projects were aimed at optimizing and improving
biodiesel reactions and production.
Solar appoints Yihai Yang as new CEO
China Solar & Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.
headquartered in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), announced
the appointment of Yihai Yang to the position of the acting chief
Yang replaces Gary Lam, who resigned the position of chief financial
officer to pursue other interests.
Yang has accountant, controller and CFO experience gained over
the past seven years working for several PRC-based companies.
From September 2006 until the present, Yang served as financial
controller of China Diagnostics Medical Corporation. From April
2005 to August 2006, Yang served as the chief financial officer
of Beijing Tanglewood Tour Development, Ltd.
Allied Waste elects Abney to
board of directors
Allied Waste Industries, Inc. announced the election of David
P. Abney to the Company’s board of directors, effective April 7,
2008. In conjunction with joining the Board, Abney has been appointed
to serve on the Governance Committee.
Abney is currently chief operating officer for UPS. Prior to his
current position, Abney served as senior vice president and president,
UPS International from 2003 to 2007, and as UPS/Fritz Companies
integration manager from 2001 to 2002. Abney served in various
positions of increasing responsibility since the start of his career
with UPS in 1974. Abney also serves as a trustee of the UPS Foundation.
ChromaScape, Inc. names new
ChromaScape, Inc., headquartered in Twinsburg, Ohio named Joseph
Majewski as its new president effective March 1, 2008. Majewski
succeeds George Chase, who will remain as chief executive officer
Majewski has been vice president of operations for ChromaScape,
Inc. for the past three years and previously worked as operations
manager, plant manager, regional director and sales manager for
several specialty chemical companies, including Technor Apex, M.A.
Hanna Company and Allied Color Industries.
Covanta names Nooy as Asia Pacific
Covanta Holding Corporation announced the appointment of Allard
M. Nooy to the position of President Covanta Asia Pacific for its
principal subsidiary, Covanta Energy Corporation. Nooy’s appointment
is effective immediately.
Nooy has extensive experience working with municipal governments
to develop infrastructure projects throughout Asia. He was previously
regional director of Infrastructure Development for Leighton Asia
Limited. Prior to his appointment with Leighton, Nooy was Thames
Water International’s regional director of Greater China. Before
joining Thames Water, Nooy was the general manager of the international
EPC group Vermeer - Ballast Nedam’s Southeast Asian operations,
based in Vietnam. Nooy will be based in Shanghai.
Metal Recycling Services acquisition
Nucor Corporation has completed the acquisition of substantially
all the assets of Metal Recycling Services, Inc. (MRS) based in
Monroe, North Carolina. MRS, founded in 1999, operates a full-service
processing facility (including an automobile shredder) and two
North Carolina feeder yards. MRS will operate under the Metal Recycling
Services, LLC name.
MRS will become part of Nucor’s wholly owned subsidiary, The David
J. Joseph Company (DJJ). Nucor and DJJ welcome the Metals Recycling
Services management team and employees to the Nucor family.
This acquisition represents a step in Nucor’s utilization of DJJ
as a platform for continued growth in the industry.
Environmental Power opens new
Environmental Power Corporation has completed its move to its
new corporate headquarters in Tarrytown, New York. The company’s
relocation from its previous headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
positions Environmental Power to execute on a deep pipeline of
renewable energy facilities through greater access to the region’s
The company will initially employ approximately 20 people at the
headquarters but expects to grow to 30 full-time employees over
the next year.
Smurfit-Stone names VP and division
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has named Ken Kushibab vice
president and division controller for the company’s recycling division.
Kushibab is returning to Smurfit-Stone after serving with Altivity
Packaging since 2006. Prior to the formation of Altivity, Kushibab
served 26 years with Smurfit-Stone and its predecessor companies
in a variety of financial roles.
Universal Stainless names David
Kornblatt to board
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. announced that
M. David Kornblatt has joined the Company’s board of directors,
increasing the number of Company directors to five. As an independent
director, Kornblatt will serve on each of the established committees
of the board.
Kornblatt brings diverse industry and in-depth financial experience
to his position as a director. He currently serves as senior vice
president and chief financial officer of Triumph Group, Inc.
Prior to joining Triumph, Kornblatt held the post of senior vice
president and chief financial officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation.
From 2002 until its acquisition by Johnson Controls, Inc. in December
2005, Kornblatt was with York International Corporation serving
as vice president finance for York Americas and then as vice president
and chief financial officer of the corporation.