John Van Ruitenbeek joins
Sennebogen as sales VP
John Van Ruitenbeek recently joined Sennebogen.
Ruitenbeek, previously with Briggs Construction
Equipment, has been appointed as vice president sales and marketing.
Ruitenbeek was already familiar with the company as Briggs Construction
Equipment had successfully represented the Sennebogen line since
Environmental Quality acquires
The Environmental Quality Company (EQ) has
acquired Envirite. This includes all waste treatment, transportation,
service and recycling operations at Envirite of Ohio, Envirite
of Illinois and Envirite of Pennsylvania.
Like EQ, Envirite has a long history of servicing
the environmental industry. With over 35 years of experience,
Envirite specializes in the treatment and recycling of metal
bearing liquids and solids. This includes contaminated solids,
debris, liquid and dry waste recovery.
Services provided by Envirite include inorganic
solid and liquid waste treatment, transportation services, drum
waste management, metals recycling, technical services and remediation
Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
RecycleBank adds to executive
RecycleBank announced the appointments of
Ian Yolles as chief marketing officer and Samantha Skey as chief
revenue officer. The announcement is effective immediately.
Yolles joins RecycleBank with extensive entrepreneurial
and executive level leadership experience managing brand building
and marketing activities for some of the world’s most influential
consumer product companies, including The Body Shop, Patagonia
Prior to RecycleBank, Yolles was part of
a small team that founded Nau, an innovative retail-direct outdoor
lifestyle apparel company where he brought the brand’s narrative
to life via a digital-centric approach to marketing and storytelling.
Skey brings RecycleBank a wealth of experience
in new revenue creation for online and offline media and marketing
businesses. Skey was the chief marketing officer at Passenger,
Inc., a social software company providing online community for
An innovator in building innovative online
revenue models, Skey was the executive vice president of strategic
marketing for Alloy Inc., and has served in management positions
at the Walt Disney Company, CNET and Interactive Imaginations.
Skey regularly consults with leading organizations in social
media and youth advocacy.
Green EnviroTech appoints
new board members
Green EnviroTech Corp., a plastics recovery,
separation, cleaning and recycling company and a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Wolfe Creek Mining, Inc., announced the appointment
of four board members in 2010.
Joining the board include: Gary M. De Laurentiis;
chief executive officer; Jeff Chartier, president; Andrew Kegler,
chief technology officer; and Wayne Leggett; chief financial
De Laurentiis, CEO, has over 35 years of
extensive experience in the plastics industry. He founded RPX
Corporation as a plastic broker to the Hong Kong market and formed
a joint venture to build a recycling plant with government funding.
De Laurentiis also founded Eco2Plastics which won “Top 100 Innovations”
by Popular Science. He has held the position of CEO since the
inception of the company in 2008.
Chartier has almost 20 years of experience
in the financial services industry including a successful stint
with Morgan Stanley. He previously oversaw his own full service
retail brokerage firm, Chartier Financial. He joined the company
as president in 2009.
Kegler, chief technology officer, is the
founder of Ergonomy LLC, an engineering company focused on development
of intellectual property and chemical processes. In his broad
and decorated career, he has developed and implemented the first
fully automated, water free, recycled plastic finishing cleaner.
Leggett, chief financial officer, is an accredited
accountant with 35 years of experience. He has previously served
as the CFO of Corporate Host Development, Inc., in Austin, Texas,
and was the vice president for the Accreditation Council for
Accountancy and Taxation for two years.
Zenith Cutter hires global
director of marketing
Zenith Cutter Co. recently announced the appointment
of Thomas Parsons as its new director of marketing. Parson’s
primary responsibilities will be the development of marketing
initiatives designed to strengthen the global brand awareness
of Zenith Cutter Co. He will also be instrumental in identifying
and capitalizing on new business development opportunities for
the company. Parsons holds extensive experience and knowledge
within a variety of disciplines in the sales and marketing of
Prior to joining Zenith Cutter Co., Parsons
held the position of sales manager for Ipsen, Inc., Cherry Valley,
Illinois. His primary responsibility was to oversee the sales
and marketing efforts associated with the successful introduction
of one of the company’s vacuum furnace offerings. Parsons has
also held a number of sales management positions for the Gunite
Corporation, Rockford, Illinois, including director of marketing
and national sales manager.
Metalico hires Alberico
to head nonferrous team
Metalico, Inc. has appointed veteran industry
executive Steven M. Alberico as vice president of nonferrous
sourcing and marketing for its scrap metal recycling subsidiaries.
Alberico has nearly 35 years of experience
in scrap metal recycling. At Metalico he will be responsible
for coordinating nonferrous operations across the Company’s several
geographic platforms and growing its nonferrous sales.
A native of the Utica, New York area, he
has worked extensively in plant operations and inventory management
as well as sales. Most recently he served as a vice president
of OmniSource Corporation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he helped
increase both tonnage and market share during the height of the
recession notwithstanding the significant contraction in the
Alberico brings to Metalico deep knowledge
and experience in all areas of nonferrous scrap, with particular
emphasis in nickel and stainless steel metals. He will be based
in Rochester, New York, centrally located to facilitate regular
interaction and visits to Metalico’s various operating facilities
in the Great Lakes corridor, but will report directly to the
Company’s senior management in Cranford, New Jersey.
New president of Denton
Dennis Denton announced the appointment of
Nicole Janssen as president of Denton Plastics. Janssen formerly
served as vice president and has been with the company for 16
Janssen’s promotion is part of a long-term
succession plan. She will replace company founder Dennis Denton
as president. Denton will remain active with the company and
retains his position as chairman of the board.
In additional news, Teresa Galin was promoted
to senior vice president. Galin was previously vice president
Doosan Portable Power
names new dealer
Doosan Portable Power has named Clifford Power
Systems of Tulsa, Oklahoma, an authorized dealer of its Ingersoll
Rand-branded line of mobile generators for Oklahoma, Arkansas
and the Austin and San Antonio areas of Texas.
Clifford Power Systems is a full-service
company providing sales, rental, parts and service for standby
and mobile power generation systems for various applications,
ranging from 7 to 9,000 kilowatts. The company provides power
systems for industrial customers, as well as mobile and rental
generators for municipalities, construction and residential customers.
Clifford Power Systems also has the capacity for immediate response
in emergency situations.
Navistar adds new dealers
in key markets
Navistar, Inc. announced five changes in its
dealer network that will strengthen its distribution and service
Through the combination of several dealerships
in southern Georgia and West Virginia, the pending ownership
change in Utah/Idaho and the addition of new dealers in Arizona
and Indiana, Navistar is changing the game in its level of distribution
and customer support in these markets.
Following the purchase of two International
Truck dealerships in southern Georgia by Yancey Bros. Co., Yancey
Truck Centers was recently launched with four full-service sales,
parts and service locations in Albany, Blackshear, Georgia, Tifton,
Georgia and Valdosta, Georgia.
Four International Truck dealership locations
in West Virginia, known as Heritage International, were purchased
by Gary Kale, CEO of Heritage Equipment, Inc. Kale has years
of experience serving the needs of the West Virginia market,
especially customers in the coal industry.
Navistar completed sales of two company-owned
dealerships to private investors. The International® Truck dealerships
– one located in the Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona market and the other
in the Indianapolis, Indiana market – have been successfully
transitioned to industry veterans Robert Cunningham and Shelby
Howard has operated successful commercial
truck dealerships in Indiana since 1992 and has a proven track
record of award-winning dealership performance, having won multiple
Dealer of the Year awards.
Cunningham has worked in the transportation
industry since 1973 and has held executive leadership roles,
including CEO, with one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers.
In the late 1990s, Cunningham owned and operated one of the nation’s
most successful commercial truck dealerships in the Phoenix area.
Case Construction sells
interest in LBX Company
Case Construction Equipment announced the
sale of its interest in LBX Company LLC to S.C.M. (America),
Inc., an affiliate of Sumitomo (S.H.I.) Construction Machinery
Co., LTD. As a result of this transaction, LBX is now wholly
owned by Sumitomo.
“The decision to sell our interest in LBX
is a continuation of the strategy we began in 2009 to consolidate
back office brand management and streamline our industrial footprint,”
said Jim McCullough, CEO and president of CNH Construction.
The existing global supply alliance between
SCM and CNH Global will remain intact.
OmniSource adds to its
OmniSource Corporation, headquartered in Fort
Wayne, Indiana, announced the following additions to its ferrous
and nonferrous teams.
Shane Smith has joined OmniSource as the
Northern Indiana division manager in Fort Wayne. Most recently
he was the vice president of commercial operations with River
Metals Recycling in Louisville, Kentucky, where he managed 13
yards and was responsible for scrap marketing and processing.
A graduate of Purdue University, Smith previously worked for
Commonwealth Aluminum and Metal Exchange Corporation.
Stan Davis has joined OmniSource Southeast
as plant manager at the Smithfield, North Carolina operation.
Davis has over 18 years scrap industry experience, most of which
were with Commercial Metals Company where he served as area manager
for yards in Florida and South Carolina. Davis is a graduate
of the University of South Carolina.
Larry Kraynik, most recently from Miller
Compressing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has joined OmniSource’s
nonferrous division in Fort Wayne. Larry’s diverse nonferrous
metals background will be utilized in the procurement and trading
areas. Kraynik’s previous experience includes positions with
Commercial Metals Company and Wabash Alloys. Kraynik is a graduate
of Purdue University.
Money4Gold to acquire
Office Products Recycling
Money4Gold Holdings, Inc. (MFGD) announced
that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Kansas City,
Missouri-based Office Products Recycling Associates (OPRA), a
15 year old recycler of cell phones, smart phones, inkjet printer
cartridges and toners. OPRA has an extensive business-to-business
model as well as consumer model, which will increase Money4Gold’s
customer, channel and product footprint.
MFGD recently rolled out a diversification
strategy to include a direct response program for customers to
recycle cell phones and smart phones through its network, but
this proposed acquisition will move the combined company forward
more quickly than either company could have developed new products
and sales channels on its own.
The company intends to change its name to
Upstream Worldwide, Inc. and has already received shareholder
Caraustar names Michael
Patton as new CEO
Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced that
Michael C. Patton, has been appointed by the board of directors
to serve as the company’s chief executive officer.
Patton joins Caraustar after more than 10
years with Greif in senior leadership roles. Patton held the
title of senior vice president, global sourcing and supply chain
and divisional president, industrial packaging North America.
QCSA Holdings acquires
QCSA Holdings, Inc., a vehicle remarketing
and total loss claims management company, announced it has purchased
and will be uniting forces with Salvage Direct.
Salvage Direct was founded in 1998 by Bob
Joyce as the first online auction in the total-loss claims management
industry. The company also specializes in commercial and catastrophic-loss
hires new MDS sales representative
Shred-Tech announced that Richard Tennant has joined the company
as an MDS sales representative.
Tennant had been a key member of the team
at Jake Connor and Crew for eleven years holding many positions
within the company ranging from production to most recently the
position of sales manager. Tennant’s extensive knowledge of the
document shredding industry and sales related experience will
make him a good addition to the MDS sales team.
Jakubiak takes new position with ACS Group
ACS Group announced that Jeff Jakubiak joined
the operations team for the material handling department as the
material handling/electrical production supervisor where he will
be directing and supervising the material handling production
With over 10 years of experience in the plastics
industry, Jakubiak has been with ACS Group for 2 years. He started
as a service technician for the material handling product line.
Prior to working at ACS Group, Jeff worked
as a maintenance technician at Novapak PVCC Container Corp.
named general manager of Akro-Mils
Akro-Mils announced that Jeff Gervais has
been named general manager. Gervais will assume all operational
responsibility for Akro-Mils, which designs and manufactures
a wide range of plastic storage bins and containers, metal shelving
systems and mobile material handling systems sold through industrial
and commercial distributors nationwide.
Joel Grant continues to serve as managing
director of the Material Handling Group.
Prior to joining Akro-Mils, Gervais worked
at the group’s Cincinnati-based Buckhorn offices and served as
the director of finance and MIS for the Material Handling Group.
In this position, Gervais was responsible for managing all financial
and IT personnel, overseeing financial and IT requirements for
the functional departments within the Material Handling Group,
and compiling and analyzing various financial reporting and production
reports as needed.