July 2005

BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Harris 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.

Redi-Part 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.

Envirocycle 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.

Itec 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 plastic market.

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.

Harsco 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 France.

Waste 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.

David Sutherland-Yoest, 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.”

Gerdau 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.

ADESA 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.

Allied 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, Arizona.

At the meeting, stockholders re-elected the ten directors standing for office to serve until the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Additionally, 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 Option Plan.

Harris 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 years.

Keep 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.

Allied 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.

Industry 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.

Waste 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.

Clean 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 sits.

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.

Metech 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.

 

 


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