MAY 2011


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 and Dubai.

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 of Merit.

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 executive officer.

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.

Environmental justice 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 certification

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 Corporation

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 board

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 resources.

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 veteran

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.

Maqro 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 rental.

Vendum Batteries Appoints Prabhakar Bandaru

Vendum Batteries announced the appointment of Professor Prabhakar Bandaru as a non-executive member of the advisory board.

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.

SWACO 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 of Ohio.

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.

David 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.