MHF Logistical Solutions, Inc. announced that it
has opened an office for its parent company, MHF
Holdings, in Jacksonville, Florida.
In addition to housing MHF Holdings, this new office
will also be the regional branch office for the
company’s non-asset-based division, Magellan Transport
Magellan Transport staff in Jacksonville includes
Melinda Yates, logistics manager, and Janet Haber,
logistics sales and operations.
IronPlanet sets manager of governmental sales
IronPlanet appointed Greg Forke to the position
of governmental sales manager. Forke will be responsible
for IronPlanet’s continued expansion in the governmental/municipal
Forke has nearly 30 years of experience in the
auction industry. He began his career as part of
Forke Brothers, where he held several positions,
including vice president of North American auction
operations. Most recently, he helped start the
heavy construction equipment division for GoIndustry
Michael Fox International, an auction company specializing
in industrial machinery and equipment.
ReCellular campaign aids American Red Cross
ReCellular announced a new cell-phone recycling
campaign to benefit the American Red Cross.
The goal of the initiative is to raise a minimum
of $50,000 for the Red Cross, through the collection
and recycling of cell phones.
The program will include cell phone donations from
Red Cross supporters. Those who would like to participate
can download a prepaid shipping label from the
Red Cross website at www.redc ross.org/sponsors/howtohelp/recellular.asp.
For every cell phone collected and sold until October
31, 2008, ReCellular will donate $1 to the American
Red Cross, with a minimum commitment of $50,000.
Key personnel appointed at Eriez Magnetics
Eriez® Magnetics announced the appointment of Andy
Lewis to the newly created position of vice president
international. Andy joined Eriez in 1976 and has
served as managing director of Eriez-Europe since
1995, during which time the Company experienced
significant growth and profitability.
Also, Paul Fears has been appointed to the position
of managing director, Eriez-Europe, and now reports
to Andy Lewis. Fears joined the company in 1989
as marketing executive. His most recent assignment
has been as marketing director of Eriez-Europe.
Paul takes the reins of the company’s largest operation
apart from the Erie World Headquarters.
Eriez-CPT Canada and Eriez-CPT Brazil, manufacturers
of Column Flotation Systems for the minerals processing
industry, will continue to report through Mike
Mankosa, vice president operations, while Eriez-North
America’s export sales group will continue under
the direction of Charlie Ingram, vice president
of sales and marketing.
Kenyon named Roll-Rite North America VP
Jim Kenyon recently joined Roll-Rite, LLC as vice
president of sales and marketing in North America.
In his new position, Kenyon will be responsible
for developing and implementing Roll-Rite’s domestic
sales and marketing initiatives.
Previously Kenyon served as regional sales manager
for East Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer of
aluminum dump, platform and refuse trailers, and
as sales manager for Scientific Brake & Equipment,
Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan, a premier truck and
trailer distributor and Roll-Rite tarp system installer.
CRA acquired by
Strategic Materials, Inc.
Strategic Materials, Inc. (SMI), located in Houston,
Texas, has acquired the Container Recycling Alliance
(CRA), located in Lombard, Illinois.
CRA previously was acquired by WHI Capital Partners
in 2006 from Waste Management. CRA consists of
eight plants that handle 800,000 tons per year
of post-consumer container glass. CRA’s specialty
is the processing of three-color mix from curbside
Strategic Materials processes 2.4 million tons
of glass per year, specialty is on flat glass and
sorted bottle cullet.
Consolidated Scrap acquires Brandywine
Consolidated Scrap Resources, Inc., a large metal
shredding and recycling plant located in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, is acquiring the recycling business
assets of Brandywine Recyclers, Inc.
Brandywine Recyclers operates a 12-acre recycling
facility in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where it collects
and processes ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals.
Brandywine also processes paper and plastics.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
American Chemistry Council names new CEO
Cal Dooley, currently the president and CEO of
the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), has
been selected to lead ACC. The ACC Executive Committee
approved Dooley’s selection to take over the position
as current ACC president and CEO Jack Gerard leaves
to head up the American Petroleum Institute (API)
on September 1. Dooley will officially begin at
ACC on September 8.
Dooley has led GMA since it merged with the Food
Products Association (FPA) in January 2007, and
was president and CEO of FPA for two years before
the merger. Prior to that, he served seven terms
as a member of Congress from the San Joaquin Valley
area of California.
In 2005, President George W. Bush appointed Dooley
to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade
Policy and Negotiations. Before his election to
Congress, Dooley was a partner in his family-owned
Nucor acquires 50% of Duferdofin - Nucor S.r.l.
Nucor Corporation has completed the acquisition
of 50% of the stock of Duferdofin - Nucor S.r.l.,
for a purchase price of approximately US$658 million.
The company will continue to operate from its current
headquarters in San Zeno (near Brescia) Italy.
Duferdofin - Nucor S.r.l. operates a steel melting
and bloom/billet caster in San Zeno, Italy as well
as rolling mills in Pallanzeno in the Piedmont
region and Giammoro in Sicily. Total production
in 2007 was approximately one million tons.
A new merchant bar mill is under construction at
the Giammoro plant and is expected to be fully
operational in late 2008.
The new mill at the Giammoro plant is expected
to produce approximately 450,000 tons. The new
company also includes the distribution companies
of the former Duferdofin.
Pennsylvania appoints acting DEP secretary
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell appointed
Joseph R. Powers as acting secretary of the Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Powers
has served as executive deputy secretary at DEP
Powers’ appointment was effective July 19. He will
serve until a permanent successor is named.
Prior to joining the Rendell administration, Powers
worked in a number of policy development and committee
management positions within the General Assembly.
He also was chief of staff to the Lieutenant Governor
from 1987 to 1993. He has taught Political Science
classes at several universities and holds a bachelor’s
degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Scott Nelson named
CEO of Doosan Infracore
Scott R. Nelson has been named chief executive
officer of Doosan Infracore International (DII),
a United States-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore,
a global manufacturer of construction equipment.
The appointment was made by Yongmaan Park, chairman
of Doosan Infracore.
Nelson will continue as worldwide president of
Bobcat Company while serving as DII chief executive
officer. His chief executive officer responsibilities
include all aspects of the global business for
DII. Nelson replaces David Rowles. With over 20
years of experience with Bobcat, Nelson most recently
served as president of Bobcat Europe. Prior to
that he was president of Bobcat Americas.
Stellar Industries adds regional sales manager
Stellar Industries announced the addition of Ron
Alexander as the Southeast regional sales manager
for their demountable product lines.
Alexander has over seven years of experience in
a sales role covering the southeast region of the
ASA Electronics chooses new business manager
ASA Electronics, an Elkhart, Indiana based manufacturer
and supplier of mobile audio and video equipment,
announced the recent hiring of Aaron Irions as
its new product/business development manager.
In his new position, Irions will be developing
and investigating new business opportunities within
current distribution as well as outside normal
business channels. His job responsibilities also
will include researching competition and coordinating
with ASA engineering on proposed product design
Irions has extensive experience in the mobile electronics
industry. Irions began his career at ASA Electronics
working in various positions before serving his
country in the in U.S. Army. Prior to his most
recent hiring at ASA, Irions was employed at Gulf
Stream Coach as a purchasing agent.
Norcal Waste appoints chief operating officer
Norcal Waste Systems’ board of directors named
George P. McGrath, executive vice president and
chief operating officer.
McGrath will be responsible for all Norcal facilities
and operations with a focus on customer service
and sustainability programs associated with the
company’s integrated collection, recycling and
diversion services to over 60 communities in California.
For the past ten years, McGrath has served as Norcal’s
senior vice president and chief information officer,
responsible for the company’s information systems.
From July 1996 to June 1997, he served as vice
president and general manager of Alta Environmental
Services, Inc., a wholly-owned Norcal subsidiary
that manages and administers landfill and compost
Prior to joining Norcal in October 1995, McGrath
served as vice president and area general manager
for Chemical Waste Management in the Western Region
of the United States.
Vecoplan promotes two new managers
Vecoplan, LLC has promoted Gary Kolbet to the newly
created position of vice president of engineering.
Prior to his promotion, Kolbet was engineering
manager at Vecoplan, during which time he won numerous
engineering awards. In his new position Kolbet
will oversee all aspects of engineering, new technologies
development and complete systems integration.
Vecoplan also named Dale Walker to the position
of manager-sales engineering. Walker was formerly
a sales engineer at Vecoplan working on project
designs with the sales team.
Walker’s responsibilities, as manager-sales engineering,
will expand to include the oversight and coordination
of interactions between customers, sales staff,
and sales engineers as projects develop from initial
contact with the customer through design, engineering,
McClean named chairman of Commercial Metals
Stanley A. Rabin, chairman of the board of Commercial
Metals Company (CMC) announced that the board of
directors has elected Murray R. McClean chairman
of the board, in addition to his responsibilities
as president and chief executive officer, effective
upon Rabin‘s previously announced retirement August
31, 2008. McClean has served as a director since
July 2006 and was named chief executive officer
in September 2006.
McClean joined Commercial Metals Company in 1985
as managing director of its marketing and distribution
office in Sydney, Australia. In 1993, he was appointed
president of the International Division of the
Marketing and Distribution segment. Following his
appointment as president of CMC’s Marketing and
Distribution segment in 1999, McClean relocated
to the Company’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas,
was named executive vice president and chief operating
officer in September 2004, president in January
2006 and CEO in September 2006.
German firm ELG Haniel acquires Utica Alloys
Utica Alloys, Inc. headquartered in Utica, New
York, has been acquired by ELG Haniel GmbH, headquartered
in Duisburg, Germany. With this acquisition, ELG
unites their existing activities in the superalloys
and titanium market segments with Utica Alloys,
strengthening logistics and processing services
to particularly aerospace, power generation and
chemical industries worldwide.
Utica Alloys will continue to operate under the
direction of its founder, Joseph Jiampietro, who
remains as managing director. Jiampietro, together
with Dimitrij Orlov, ELG’s head of this segment,
who will take a seat on the board of Utica Alloys.
TCEQ commissioners name executive director
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
voted unanimously to appoint Mark Vickery as the
executive director of the agency, effective June
17, 2008. Vickery has served as the deputy executive
director since May 1, 2004. He succeeds Glenn Shankle,
who is retiring from state government. Vickery
previously served as deputy director for the Office
of Permitting, Remediation and Registration, as
well as for the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.
Vickery began his career in state government 21
years ago as an enforcement coordinator with the
Texas Water Commission, a predecessor agency of
the TCEQ. His experience includes work in all areas
of the agency, including industrial and hazardous
waste enforcement, municipal solid waste compliance
and enforcement, waste tires, and as director of
field operations which included supervising more
than 800 employees in 16 regional offices across
As the deputy executive director, Vickery served
as the agency’s chief operating officer and provided
oversight of the day-to-day operations of more
than 2,900 employees and an annual operating budget
in excess of $564 million.
Alcan Packaging president re-elected
Alcan Packaging, part of Rio Tinto Alcan, announced
that Michael Cronin, president, Alcan Packaging
Food Europe has been re-elected chairman of the
Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) association for
a second consecutive year. One of Cronin’s priorities
as chairman will be for the association to take
a leading position on sustainability.
EPA Great Lakes regional administrator chosen
The United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) administrator, Stephen L. Johnson, announced
the appointment of Lynn Buhl. Buhl will serve as
regional administrator for EPA Region 5, which
encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Ohio and Wisconsin.
Bharat Mathur, EPA’s acting regional administrator
since May of 2008, will resume his position as
deputy regional administrator.
Since September 2006, Buhl has served as deputy
assistant administrator in the Office of Enforcement
and Compliance Assurance at EPA Headquarters, where
she advised the administrator on a wide range of
environmental enforcement issues.
Previously, Buhl served as acting secretary of
Maryland’s Department of the Environment and deputy
secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.
During her years of service in Maryland, she provided
policy advice to Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr. and
was instrumental in reforming Maryland’s contaminated
site cleanup program.
Prior to her service in Maryland, Buhl worked at
Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality,
Daimler Chrysler Corporation and in EPA’s Region
5 office as an assistant regional counsel.
New sales manager joins Erie Press Systems
Anders Vesterholm has been named sales manager
of Forge and Custom Hydraulic Presses for Erie
Press Systems. The announcement was made by Doug
Currie, president of the company.
Vesterholm will be responsible for domestic and
international sales of application-based forging
machinery and custom hydraulic applications. He
will manage new equipment orders, and the sales
process for equipment rebuilds and replacement
parts. He will also determine sales direction,
effective sales strategies and marketing support
to achieve product line sales objectives.
Vesterholm has over 20 years of metal forming,
hydraulic press and automation system experience,
in addition to a broad international and domestic
background that includes sales, new product development,
engineering, service and manufacturing in various
His educational background is from Sweden with
degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Control System
He was most recently employed at AP&T North
America as sales account manager for mainly the
automotive and appliance markets in the United
States, Canada and Mexico. Vesterholm has also
held positions with ABB and Emerson Electric Corporation.
Peterson appoints new parts sales representative
Peterson, a Eugene, Oregon-based manufacturer of
grinders, chippers and blower trucks, appointed
Claudia Moug as a parts sales representative.
Moug has worked in the heavy equipment parts industry
for many years. She has most recently worked for
Madill, an equipment manufacturer, and several
equipment dealers including Triad Machinery, Papé
Brothers and Howard Cooper.
Commercial Metals expands rebar fabrication
Commercial Metals Company, Texas, announced the
Company has entered into a definitive agreement
to purchase substantially all the operating assets
of Reinforcing Post-Tensioning Services, Inc. (RPS),
Regional Steel Corporation, and RPS Cable Corporation,
based in Claremont, California.
RPS is a fabricator and installer of concrete reinforcing
steel, post-tensioning cable and related products
for commercial and public construction projects,
with facilities in Fontana and Tracy, California,
and Las Vegas, Nevada, with annual capacity of
approximately 150,000 tons.
Completion of the acquisition is contingent upon
regulatory approval and satisfaction of other closing
conditions which are expected to be finalized within
60 days. At closing, the acquired assets will operate
as part of the CMC Americas Fabrication and Distribution
Gerdau Ameristeel appoints Mills to board
Gerdau Ameristeel announced the appointment of
Rick J. Mills, former corporate vice president
of Cummins, Inc., to its board of directors.
With more than 30 years of experience in global
business development within the manufacturing industry,
Mills’ broad experience in corporate finance, accounting
and global management will provide strategic depth
to Gerdau Ameristeel’s board of directors, which
now consists of eleven members.
Mills joined Cummins, Inc., a manufacturer of large
diesel engines, in 1970. He has served in various
senior executive positions, most recently as a
corporate vice president for Cummins, Inc. from
1996 until his retirement in May of this year.
He also serves on the board of directors at Rohm
and Haas Company and Flowserve, Inc.
Doosan Infracore opens headquarters in Charlotte
Doosan Infracore International recently moved into
its new global headquarters in Charlotte, North
Doosan Infracore selected Charlotte after conducting
a feasibility study comparing the city with other
major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago,
Minneapolis and New York.