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Arnold G. Gachman presented with lifetime achievement award

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) presented the ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award to Arnold Gene Gachman, president of Gachman Metals and Recycling Company, of Texas.

Gachman received the award for his life-long dedication and leadership in the field, and commitment to ISRI.

At age 27, Arnold Gachman was named general manager of the family business, Gachman Metals (later Gachman Metals and Recycling Co.), and 5 years later, in 1974, he became its president. His success earned him the respect of industry colleagues who soon enlisted him to serve in leadership roles in the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel (ISIS) Gulf Coast Chapter and later as national secretary of ISIS in 1984. Gachman also was active in the National Association of Recycling Industries. In 1992, Arnold Gachman became ISRI’s third president.­