Oakleaf makes management
Oakleaf is implementing significant upgrades
for spring, 2010. The company-wide improvements are focused on
three core areas: business process, operational logistics and
service consistency. Employee meetings, work sessions and planning
groups created both the vision for the upgrades and the momentum
Changes include the addition of Mario Harik and George McGinn.
Harik is the new chief information officer. Harik joined Oakleaf
in early 2009 as the senior vice-president, research and development.
Harik’s IT knowledge began as an undergrad at the American University
of Beirut, where he earned a degree in Computer and Communications
Engineering, followed by an ME in Information Technology from
Prior to joining Oakleaf, Harik was chief technology officer
at Tallan, a nationwide professional services firm focusing on
enterprise-scale software systems implementation and integration.
Oakleaf also welcomed George McGinn who will serve as executive
vice president – Legal and Government Affairs. In September 2009,
McGinn joined as a consultant for New Mountain Capital, backers
of Oakleaf. McGinn was also a partner in the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims,
PLC in Nashville and EVP, general counsel for Physician Reliance
Network in Dallas, Texas.
Metso board committees
Metso Corporation’s board of directors elected
members among the board for the audit committee and remuneration
and HR committee at its assembly meeting.
The board’s audit committee consists of Pia
Rudengren (chairman), Maija-Liisa Friman and Erkki Pehu-Lehtonen.
The board’s remuneration and HR committee
consists of Jukka Viinanen (chairman), Mikael von Frenckell,
Christer Gardell and Yrjö Neuvo.
Michael Bohn named VP,
planning for Severstal
Michael W. Bohn has been promoted to vice
president, corporate planning, for Severstal North America.
He succeeds David A. Howard who was named
vice president and general manager at Severstal Sparrows Point.
In his new capacity, Bohn will lead Severstal
North America’s efforts to improve efficiencies among all operations,
focusing on various business systems and processes that affect
coordinated production and delivery to the customer.
Bohn most recently served as general manager
of corporate information technology for Severstal North America.
He joined the company in 2008 at its Severstal Columbus, Mississippi,
facility as manager of planning and logistics.
A steel industry veteran with 34 years of
experience, Bohn also worked with Mittal Steel, Acme Steel and
Ranck elected chairman
of Liquid Environmental
Liquid Environmental Solutions announced the
election of Bruce Ranck as non-executive chairman of the board
of directors. Ranck has been a board member since 2003 and will
provide leadership in the continued development of the company’s
business and growth strategy.
Ranck was the chief executive officer of
Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) from 1995 through its sale in
Prior to assuming the position of CEO, Ranck
served in increasingly responsible roles at BFI, including president
and chief operating officer. He was elected to the board of BFI
in 1990. After the sale of BFI, Ranck served as the chairman
and chief executive officer of Tartan Textile Services, a linen
management services company serving the healthcare and hospitality
industries from 2002 to 2005.
Ranck has served on the boards of Furon Company,
Chase Bank of Texas and SITA. Ranck currently serves as a director
of Dynamex and Quanta Services.
Greenstar appoints Matt
Delnick as new CEO
Houston-based Greenstar North America, a recycler
in North America, announced the appointment of Matt Delnick as
its chief executive officer.
Delnick joined Greenstar in 2008 as chief
financial officer and was recently promoted to chief executive
officer by Greenstar’s parent company, NTR plc.
Hurco makes company leadership
Hurco Companies, Inc., announced that Gerhard
Kohlbacher has been elected to the board of directors and John
P. Donlon has been named executive vice president of Worldwide
Sales and Service, according to a Hurco spokesperson.
Kohlbacher advanced to president of Hurco
GmbH in Munich, Germany, during his 28 year career. Under his
leadership, Hurco GmbH developed markets in former eastern bloc
countries and consistently maintained profitability throughout
Donlon has 30 years of experience in executive
leadership positions for multi-national corporations involved
in process, automation and control technologies. Most recently,
Donlon was vice president of United States sales for Motoman
Inc., a subsidiary of Yaskawa. He has extensive international
experience and a track record of increasing international sales
by restructuring strategic organizations and developing collaborative
partnerships in key markets. Donlon has held executive positions
at Image Guide, Inc., Alstom S.A., Honeywell and Asea Brown Boveri.
CNH appoints VP, Europe
CNH announced the appointment of Henrik Starup
as vice president, construction equipment Europe. Reporting to
James E. McCullough, president and CEO of CNH Construction Equipment
Business, Starup is responsible for further developing and strengthening
the Case Construction Equipment and the New Holland Construction
brands positioning in the marketplace.
Starup joins CNH from IVECO, and brings to
his new role over 20 years experience in sales and marketing
gained through leadership positions held in Denmark, the Nordic
countries, Germany and at European level for the heavy, medium
and light line. Most recently, he was general manager for the
German market, building IVECO’s exposure and market share in
Labrie appoints Tim Hurst
as regional sales manager
The Labrie Environmental Group announced the
appointment of Timothy Hurst as regional sales manager for the
southwestern United States.
Hurst has 14 years of prior experience in
executive management and industrial sales with Ingersoll-Rand,
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing
and Volvo, in addition to distribution development and customer
The southwestern United States is an important
region for Labrie and Hurst will bring his prior knowledge of
the refuse and recycling industry to focus on further developing
Los Alamos Lab awards
TerranearPMC LLC, was awarded a $100 million
contract from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to haul
and dispose waste from the cleanup of Cold War era test facilities.
Last year, Los Alamos received money from the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act to demolish and remove buildings in its
so-called Technical Area 21. Project officials estimate cleanup
operations will generate about 50,000 cubic yards of rubble from
demolished buildings and excavated soil, enough to fill a football
field to a depth of about 25 feet. The company promises to transport
the waste material in certified metal containers with waterproof
covers. Uncontaminated material will go to a nearby industrial
landfill, while material that tests positive for radioactive
residue will go to an EnergySolutions facility in Clive, Utah.
Under the Recovery Act, all work must be completed by September
TIA Environmental Advisory
Council adds Brian Hesje
The Tire Industry Association added Brian
Hesje, chairman of the board of Fountain Tire, to a seat on the
new Environmental Advisory Council. Hesje will replace Jim Pangle,
also of Fountain Tire, on the committee.
Hesje is a past CEO of Fountain Tire and
currently serves on the board of directors of the Alberta Recycling
Management Authority. Fountain Tire is one of Canada’s largest
tire retail chains, with 140 stores.
Gordon Shaw joins E-Z
Pack Manufacturing board
E-Z Pack Manufacturing, LLC has appointed
Gordon Shaw to its board of directors. The former president of
Marathon Equipment Co., Shaw joins industry icons Ted Flood and
Fred Leach on the E-Z Pack board.
Shaw began his career at Marathon in 1981
in sales. He moved through the ranks at Marathon, becoming vice
president of sales and marketing, executive vice president, and
then president in 2003. Under Shaw’s tenure, Marathon evolved
into an industry leader in the design and manufacture of waste
processing and compaction equipment.
Always active in the industry, Shaw served
three terms as chairman of the Waste Equipment Technology Association
(WASTEC), two terms on the WASTEC board of governors, and is
currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Environmental
Industry Associations (EIA). He was named WASTEC Member of the
Year in 2003, and in 2006 was inducted into the EIA Hall of Fame,
an honor reserved for select industry leaders who have made significant
contributions to both the waste industry and their local communities.
BHE, Inc. joins PRAB’s
network of representatives
PRAB’s extensive line of conveyors and chip
and fluid management systems are now being represented by Bill
Payne of BHE, Inc. in Ludington, Michigan.
Payne brings more than 35 years of experience
in process engineering.
CRES hires Tony Frank
as new executive director
The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
announced that Tony Frank has joined the nonprofit organization
as its new executive director. The CRES board of directors selected
Frank from more than 80 applicants. Sheila Townsend, former executive
director, will remain with CRES as operations director.
Frank brings extensive experience in renewable
energy policy to CRES and has been involved in projects in Colorado,
Wyoming and New Mexico since 2004. Prior to joining CRES, he
was manager of development for Compass Wind, and director of
renewable energy development for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
(RMFU). At RMFU, he led renewable energy programs to support
agriculture producers that develop projects for such resources
as wind, solar, small-hydro, biofuels, carbon sequestration and
energy efficiency technologies. He recently served on the Colorado
Globe Specialty Metals
acquires Core Metals
Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. announced its
acquisition of Core Metals Group, LLC, a producer and marketer
of high-purity ferrosilicon and other specialty steel ingredients.
Globe paid $52 million in cash for the Company, which was owned
by the Ospraie Funds. The Company, headquartered in Coraopolis,
Pennsylvania, services the steel, chemical and other industrial
markets and anticipates no disruption of service to customers.