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Aluminum Association elects board members

The Aluminum Association has added three new members to its board of directors. The board provides strategic guidance and direction to the Association in promoting the production and use of aluminum as the sustainable material of choice. The appointments were finalized during the Aluminum Association’s annual spring meeting in South Carolina.

The Association elected Kelly Thomas, senior vice president and general manager, North America rolled products at Aleris; Michelle O’Neill, vice president of government affairs and trade policy for Alcoa; and Etienne Jacques, chief operating officer for Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America, to the board of directors.

Advantage PressurePro names director of sales

Advantage PressurePro has recently appointed Jason Zaroor as their new director of sales.

Zaroor joined the PressurePro team with over 10 years of experience in automotive sales and sales management. His most recent endeavor was as the general sales manager of Sutherland Chevrolet, where he coordinated individual sales as well as business-to-business fleet sales.

Zaroor is a veteran of the U.S. Army Intelligent Corps where he was awarded the STRAC Medal for meritorious conduct during his service, and brings with him the leadership skills learned while in the service.

U.S. Endowment for Forestry adds new CFO

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has added Signe Cann as chief financial officer (CFO).

In her role with the Endowment, Cann will be responsible for the Endowment’s finances and organizational efficiency. Cann has served in various CFO and financial consulting roles. Prior to joining in the full time capacity she had been conducting a short term consulting project on ways to enhance the Endowment’s financial systems when she accepted the call to step in as Interim CFO in early January. She brings wide-ranging experience and commitment to non-profits – especially those working with natural resources.

Cann holds a Masters in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina as well as a B.A. in English Literature from Duke University.

Newalta Corporation appoints Starza to board

Newalta Corporation reported that each of the eight nominees proposed as directors were elected as directors of Newalta.

Michael Starzer was appointed to Newalta’s board of directors. Starzer has over 29 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and has served in numerous positions evaluating and developing oil, gas, electricity and geothermal resources. He is currently the president and chief executive officer of Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

EIA hires Sharon Kneiss as certification director

Sharon H. Kneiss, president and chief executive officer of the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), welcomed the new director of certification to the association. Ayana Nickerson will initially work to develop an industry-recognized driver safety certification program.

In the future, Nickerson will develop certification programs for facilities, such as material recovery facilities.

Nickerson has overseen education and certification programs for more than 15 years, with expertise developing globally recognized certification program in both Fortune 500 companies and associations. She was most recently the director of Certification for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in Rockville, Maryland, where she managed the association’s certification programs with about 150,000 certification holders.

She has participated as a subject matter expert for certification standards and committees for standards bodies, including the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and ANSI.

FleetMind Solutions adds to management team

FleetMind Solutions, Inc., hired Barry Lee to act as strategic sales director. Lee brings 25 years of sales and management experience in the transportation industry sector to the FleetMind team. Most recently, he was focused on delivering GPS-centered route management technologies to large fleets across Canada.

Recyclebank names David Eisendrath as COO

Recyclebank has appointed David Eisendrath chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Eisendrath, who has served in roles of increasing responsibility at Recyclebank since joining the company in December 2010, will continue to report to CEO Jonathan K. Hsu.

In his new role, Eisendrath will assume responsibility for and lead operations, product, technology, data management, consumer insights and analytics. Through a combination of online and offline experiences, he will lead teams responsible for continuing to drive increased recycling and broader sustainable behavior change through a unique combination of awareness, education and incentives.

Prior to this appointment, Eisendrath was responsible for the company’s incentive-based recycling program and digital products, in addition to all things data. He also served as the interim head of technology responsible for software development, quality assurance and technical operations. To date, he has led the technology team in significantly enhancing Recyclebank’s underlying platform and architecture.

Eisendrath joined Recyclebank from Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where he held a number of different roles, most recently as vice president of corporate marketing. Earlier in his career, he worked in both the financial institutions group and the mergers and acquisitions group at J.P. Morgan.

UniCarriers Americas president resigns

UniCarriers Americas Corporation president Peter Kruse has announced he will resign due to personal reasons effective May 2, 2013. Nissan Forklift, North America merged with TCM America to form UniCarriers Americas earlier this month. Akira Shiki, current officer and general manager of product merchandising, UniCarriers Corporation, will become the new president of UniCarriers Americas Corporation.

Kruse joined the company in 2004 as chief financial officer, and during his five years in the position he eliminated the company’s debt and achieved the highest divisional profit ever. He was promoted to the position of president in 2009, where he led all aspects of the company, with a key focus on improving market share and cash flow, and the development of innovative new products, as well as leading the merger efforts.

Shiki was vice president, product engineering for Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America, in Marengo from 1998 to 2004, until returning to Nissan Forklift’s global headquarters in Japan, where he served as general manager, management and planning department. In 2010 he was promoted to CEO and president of Nissan Forklift Co., Ltd and was appointed as chairman of the board of directors of the U.S.

Aleris Corporation pays cash dividend

The board of directors of Aleris Corporation, parent company of Aleris International, Inc., declared a cash dividend of $10.00 per share on its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at their meeting April 16, 2013. The cash dividend was payable on or about April 30, 2013, to stockholders of record as of April 19, 2013, and was paid out of cash on hand.

Scott Kanne named VP for Big Truck Rental

Big Truck Rental, LLC has hired Scott Kanne as vice president of the garbage truck rental company.

Kanne has over 13 years of refuse industry experience and served in executive roles at EZ Pack, New Way (Scranton Manufacturing) and most recently Wayne Engineering – where he operated as executive vice president.

Danieli acquires Riverside Products, Inc.

Italian company Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche S.p.A. has completed a strategic share buy-out of Riverside Products, Inc. The ongoing business will adopt the name Danieli Riverside Products.

Larry Hotaling, president and Kevin Toft, vice president will maintain their roles within the senior management team of Danieli Riverside Products.