appoints new engineering manager
Peachtree City, GA—
Jerry Jackson was appointed manager of engineering for Harris
Waste Management Group, Inc.
Jackson will operate out
of the Cordele, Georgia facility. As the engineering manager
he will oversee the day to day activities of the Cordele
engineering department and sales interface for the plant.
In May of 2005 Jackson
was awarded the “Employee of the Year” for engineering
by the Waste Equipment Technology Association/WASTEC.
Live™ Network lists preferred vendors
Fairfax, VA— ComSearch,
Inc. and the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) have
entered into a preferred vendors agreement. ComSearch, Inc.
of Warren, Rhode Island is a parts locating company serving
the insurance, auto repair and automotive parts industries.
The Automotive Recyclers
Association of Fairfax, Virginia is a trade association
representing the interests of automotive parts recyclers
and dismantlers internationally.
They have entered into
an agreement where ARA Gold Seal members will be designated
as preferred vendors to insurance companies and automobile
repair facilities locating replacement parts through ComSearch’s
Redi-Part Live™ network. As a part of the agreement,
ARA Gold Seal members agree to adhere to seventeen points
of practice covering internet market conduct, parts warranty
and a parts warranty service agreement.
and Polymer Alliance Zone partner
Hallstead, PA— Envirocycle,
Inc, a recycler of obsolete electronics, is opening a new
operation in the Polymer Technology Park (PTP) in Davisville,
West Virginia. The facility should become operational in
July. The PTP is operated by the Polymer Alliance Zone (PAZ).
Congressman Mollohan has
provided funding through grants from the Department of Energy
and the U.S. EPA. The grants are administered by the National
Energy Technology Laboratory through the West Virginia University
Research Corporation. West Virginia University, DN American
and SDR-Technologies are partners in the PTP endeavor.
In addition to plastics
recycling, Envirocycle’s facility will also specialize
in asset recovery, and will offer secure data management
and data destruction.
acquires Rose Waste Systems, Inc.
Riverbank, CA— Itec
Environmental Group, Inc. announced a definitive agreement
to acquire all of the issued and outstanding stock of Rose
Waste Systems, Inc. of San Carlos, California, an 18-year-old
engineering & sales company with a comprehensive array
of recycling, refuse and scrap handling equipment and contacts
within the recycling industry.
Itec and Rose Waste Systems
believe the merger will improve Itec’s standing within
the U.S. plastic container industry in addition to facilitating
Itec’s acquisition of large quantities of Polyethylene
Terephthalate (PET) and High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
for cleansing with Itec’s patent-pending Eco2(TM)
Environmental System and subsequent sale into the post-consumer
Itec recently entered into
a three-year agency agreement with H. Muehlstein & Co.,
Inc., pursuant to which H. Muehlstein will act as Itec’s
exclusive agent for the purchase and sale annually of up
to 60 million pounds of Itec’s PET flake and post-consumer
HDPE natural flake and pellets in the U.S. and Canada.
acquires conveyor belt services provider
Harrisburg, PA— Worldwide
industrial services and products company Harsco Corporation
announced its acquisition of Evulca, a France-based specialist
with more than 30 years experience providing conveyor belt
management and maintenance services to the steel industry
and other industrial clients. Terms of the cash acquisition
were not disclosed. The privately-held company recorded
2004 sales in excess of $5 million, led by its ongoing contract
services to Arcelor’s Sollac Fos steel works in southern
Services relocates to southern Florida
Burlington, ON— Waste
Services, Inc. announced that it will be moving its U.S.
operations office from Scottsdale, Arizona to South Florida.
chairman and chief executive officer, stated “This
move will put our U.S. operations office closer to our largest
market and future growth opportunities and will facilitate
rationalizing certain functional areas that will ultimately
reduce our S, G & A costs.”
Ameristeel announces plans and appointment of president
Tampa, FL— The board
of directors of Gerdau Ameristeel announced the appointment
of Phillip Casey as chairman of the board in addition to
his continuing duties as the chief executive officer. Jorge
Johannpeter, current chairman of the board, will remain
as a director.
The board also approved
the appointment of Mario Longhi to assume the position of
president, effective immediately. The board anticipates
that Longhi will be elected to the board in due course and
will succeed to the position of chief executive officer
following an orderly transition of executive responsibilities
to be completed by January 1, 2006.
Mario Longhi will be joining
the company following a distinguished 23-year international
career with the executive team of Alcoa.
appoints Huisman VP of dealer affairs
Carmel, IN— ADESA,
Inc. announced it has promoted Brent J. Huisman to vice
president of dealer affairs for ADESA Corporation, the company’s
auction and related services business. Huisman is currently
executive director of sales for ADESA, based in Phoenix,
Arizona, effective June 20.
In 2002, Huisman joined
ADESA Corporation as an executive sales and operations trainee
and eventually was promoted to his current position. He
played a key role in this position as a liaison between
customers and ADESA’s operations department.
Waste announces results of annual stockholders’ meeting
Scottsdale, AZ— Allied
Waste Industries, Inc. announced the results of its 2005
Annual Meeting of Stockholders held May 20, 2005 in Scottsdale,
At the meeting, stockholders
re-elected the ten directors standing for office to serve
until the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
ratified the appointment of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
as the Company’s independent registered public accounting
firm for fiscal year 2005 and also approved the amendment
and restatement of the existing Non-Employee Director Stock
appoints general manager of Cordele Plant
Peachtree City, GA—
Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. appointed Mike Lee as
the general manager for the Harris manufacturing facility
located in Cordele, Georgia. Lee will oversee production,
inventory control, warehousing, procurement and group capital
expenditure. Lee has been employed with Harris thirty six
America Beautiful elects five board members
Stamford, CT— Keep
America Beautiful, Inc. added five executives to its national
board of directors, it was announced at a recent Keep America
Beautiful board of directors.
New members elected to
the board of Keep America Beautiful include: Steven McCracken,
chairman and CEO of O-I; Martha Finn Brooks, chief operating
officer of Novelis Inc.; Barry H. Caldwell, senior vice
president, government affairs and corporate communications
for Waste Management, Inc.; Jeffrey R. Foote, director,
environment & water resources department for The Coca-Cola
Company; and Stanley G. Rosenbaum, independent financial
consultant and treasurer of Keep America Beautiful.
Waste’s board elects chairman and CEO
Scottsdale, AZ— The
Board of Directors of Allied Waste Industries, Inc. declared
that it has unanimously elected John J. Zillmer to the positions
of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive
officer, effective immediately. Zillmer succeeds Charles
H. Cotros, who has served as interim chairman and CEO of
the company since October 2004.
veteran joins GreenFuel as VP of sales
Cambridge, MA— GreenFuel
Technologies Corporation, a privately held company providing
emissions-to-biofuel conversion services to power plants
and industrial facilities, announced that it has appointed
Martin Goldenblatt to the position of vice president of
sales. In his new post, Goldenblatt is tasked with establishing
GreenFuel’s market share.
Mr. Goldenblatt was previously
responsible for developing sales strategy and procedures
for several highly regarded companies.
Industries USA names president of sales and marketing
Raleigh, NC— Waste
Industries USA, Inc. announced Harrell J. “Jim”
Auten, III as vice president of sales and marketing, effective
June 13, 2005. Auten will report directly to Waste Industries’
chief executive officer Jim W. Perry. For the past 12 years,
Auten has served as a Waste Industries’ vice president
and its South Division manager. Prior to that, Auten owned
and operated his own solid waste company.
Diesel Technologies announces new non-executive director
Stamford, CT— Clean
Diesel Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of John
Jay McCloy II to the board.
McCloy, brings 40 years
experience in the corporate management, international finance
and private equity/venture capital industries. McCloy is
currently the chairman of Gravitas Technology Inc., an information
technology firm focused on the financial sector, and was
previously CEO of NCT Group Inc., on whose board he still
Alongside his extensive
business experience, McCloy has strong transatlantic links
and vital connections with Asia and Europe. McCloy is currently
a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and is
also a member of the advisory board of Princeton University.
He is a director of Ashland Management Inc., Sound Shore
Mutual Fund Inc., Patriot Oil (UK) Limited and the American
Council on Germany.
International acquired by MTI Corp.
Mapleville, RI— Metech
International has been acquired by MTI Corporation, Inc.
in the State of Delaware. Metech will continue to operate
under its existing name, providing customers across the
country with precious metals recovery and comprehensive
electronics recycling services. The purchase will make additional
resources available to Metech to support sustained growth
in the rapidly expanding electronics recycling market.