Industry loses Sennebogen
leader and innovator
Erich Sennebogen Sr., the driving force behind
Sennebogen Machinenfabrik since 1952 has died at the age of 79
after losing a battle with cancer on March 21, 2011.
Starting in 1952 at the age of 21, with 13 employees, Sennebogen
began building agricultural utility equipment and today, for
the last 10 years under the direction of his sons Erich and Walter,
this global organization with over 1,000 employees designs and
builds hydraulic material handling equipment, rope excavators,
cranes, carrier equipment and steel components. It has established
manufacturing facilities in Germany and Hungary along with offices
and warehousing operations in the United States, Russia, Singapore
Erich Sennebogen is remembered as an entrepreneur with a “no
such thing as ‘can’t” attitude that now empowers their design
and engineering teams as well as their distribution and service
partners in over 70 countries.
Always an inspiration to all who knew him, Sennebogen had recently
received many honors including the Order of Merit of the Republic
of Germany, First Class; the Bavarian Order of Merit; the Gold
Citizen’s Medal from his hometown of Straubing; Businessman of
the Year – Balantonfured, Hungary; and the Lion’s Club Gold Medal
Apple Valley Waste chooses
Decker as CEO
Apple Valley Waste in West Virginia and Maryland,
announced that John Decker is now managing partner and chief
Decker is a 20-year waste industry veteran who has held leadership
positions with both public and private solid waste companies.
Most recently, Decker was the vice president of operations for
Casella Waste. As the managing partner of Apple Valley, Decker
will work alongside James Phillips, one of the founding partners,
who will continue as general manager of Apple Valley Waste.
board adds Waffenschmidt
Covanta Energy Corporation announced that
John G. Waffenschmidt, vice president of environmental science
and community affairs, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania
Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) by Pennsylvania Department
of Environmental Protection acting secretary Michael L. Krancer.
The EJAB is charged with protecting the environmental health
of communities, especially those communities with the greatest
concentration of environmental risks, by overseeing the implementation
of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s
(PADEP) Environmental Justice policy. The Board will review and
advise PADEP management on existing and proposed regulations
and policies concerning the environment and lead the way on issues
relating to Environmental Justice.
Waffenschmidt was a member of the original workgroup that helped
establish the EJAB. At various points in his career he has worked
as a regulator, served as a member of local government, worked
as a project developer and been a preparer of applications for
new solid waste facilities.
Harris receives ISO 9001:2008
Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. has implemented
and maintains a quality management system for locations in Cordele,
Baxley and Tyrone, Georgia. This scope entails the design and
manufacturing of scrap recycling material equipment; including
sales and engineering.
Harris has met a milestone achievement in becoming certified
by ISO 9001:2008 Management System. The certification of compliance
with ISO 9001:2008 recognizes that the policies, practices and
procedures of Harris ensure consistent quality in the products
and services Harris provides to their customers.
City Carton names new
human resource director
Jennifer Humphrey, North Liberty, Iowa, has
been promoted to human resource director of City Carton Recycling.
Humphrey began her career with City Carton Recycling in March
2007 as a human resource assistant. She was then promoted to
human resource generalist in December 2008.
Humphrey develops, implements and coordinates policies and programs
covering the organization’s employment administration, wage and
salary administration, training, safety and health benefits,
employee communication and services.
Hullet appointed store
manager for Atlas Copco
Ed J. Hullet, Sr. has been appointed to the
position of store manager at Atlas Copco’s company store in Baltimore,
Maryland. In his new role, Hullet will report directly to Dave
Pietrzykowski, vice president, store channel operations.
Since 2003, Hullet has been the general manager of Valley Supply
and Equipment Co., Inc./Bobcat Mid-Atlantic, a multi-location
construction equipment distributor.
Stephen Kennedy joins Mascoma
Mascoma Corporation announced the appointment
of Stephen Kennedy as the new executive vice president of research
and development and member of the executive leadership team.
With thirty years of experience leading operations management,
process research and development, and biologics manufacturing,
Kennedy is well established to lead Mascoma’s research and development
team and guide the company’s R&D efforts as they transition
into commercial operations.
Prior to Mascoma, Kennedy served as interim executive director
of the Novartis/MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing at MIT.
He spent 18 years at Genzyme, most recently serving as senior
vice president of technical operations and technology leadership,
a role in which he focused R&D, process development, manufacturing
technical support and analytical technology groups on process
technology improvement and optimization. For many years, he was
deeply involved in Genzyme’s biologics operations, working in
Belgium and France.
Kennedy also spent time at Genencor in Finland and at Eastman
Kodak, in Rochester, New York.
Round2 Inc. executive joins recycling
Round2 Inc., an eRecycling service provider,
announced that its vice president of corporate development, Paul
Adamson, has joined the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
(STAR) board of directors. STAR and its board of directors strive
to foster communication and the exchange of information regarding
recycling among professionals, organizations, governmental entities,
and individuals; by complementing and coordinating recycling
industry initiatives; and by acting as a clearinghouse of recycling
The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) is the largest
nonprofit, membership recycling advocacy group in the state.
The STAR membership is comprised from diverse sectors, including
large and small businesses across the recycling spectrum, local
governments and municipalities, college and universities, nonprofits,
and concerned citizens.
US Shredder hires recycling equipment
The US Shredder and Castings Group has hired
recycling equipment veteran Ron Morgan as a project manager.
In his new role, Morgan will not only be involved in sales but
also assist the company in project management and systems design.
The new office will be located in Winchester, Kentucky.
Morgan has spent over 25 years in sales, application engineering
and project management for Dover Conveyor, and IPS Balers.
new Sennebogen distributor in Mexico
Sennebogen LLC, recently announced the appointment
of Maqro, SA de CV as the newest member of the Sennebogen distribution
network in the Americas.
Maqro has been a leading equipment distributor in the north of
Mexico since 1979. The firm is best known as the regional dealer
for John Deere construction and forestry equipment. Its branch
network also represents a wide range of crushing and screening,
paving and concrete equipment and attachments including top brands
such as Bomag, Terex/Finlay, LeeBoy and NPK.
While Maqro intends to keep its own stock of Sennebogen machines
for sales and demonstration, its first unit is already out on
Batteries Appoints Prabhakar Bandaru
Vendum Batteries announced the appointment
of Professor Prabhakar Bandaru as a non-executive member of the
Professor Bandaru joins the Vendum team as a highly respected
member of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
at the University of California San Diego. His research and development
role will involve advising the board on technical design and
overseeing the production of prototype technology, as well as
consulting with investors.
hires Sarah Lynn as assistant chief counsel
Columbus attorney Sarah E. Lynn has joined
SWACO as assistant chief counsel.
The eastside Columbus resident brings a wealth of government,
environmental, and private legal experience to the position.
Most recently, Lynn was deputy chief counsel for the office of
the Ohio attorney general. She has also served as an assistant
ohio attorney general in the environmental enforcement section
where she was designated a special assistant United States attorney
to handle criminal prosecutions under the Federal Clean Water
Act. Lynn spent over a decade working in the Environmental Practice
Group of the Columbus law firm of Bailey Cavalieri, LLC and served
as a commissioner on the environmental review appeals commission
Lynn is active in the community serving on the Environmental
Law and Real Estate Committees of the Ohio State Bar Association
as well as the Columbus Bar Association. She is also a member
of the Women’s Board of the Franklin Park Conservatory and serves
on the Board of Trustees of the education and advocacy non-profit;
Early Care and Learning.
Sutherland-Yoest resigns from IESI-BFC
IESI-BFC Ltd. announced that David Sutherland-Yoest
resigned as a director and executive vice-president and chief
development officer of the company.