AUGUST 2010
                                        

  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Anderson named regional sales manager for ACS

ACS Group welcomed Mike Anderson who will take on the role of regional sales manager in Florida where he will be a direct salesman for all of the ACS Group product lines.

Anderson comes to ACS Group with over 16 years of experience selling granulators, having started out in the AEC/Nelmor division where he worked as an inside sales assistant for two years, he then moved to Conair for five years and then on to Rapid for an additional nine years.

New Liberty Tire executive focuses on rubber asphalt

Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling announced the appointment of Douglas D. Carlson as vice president of asphalt products. In his new role, Carlson will help Liberty Tire Recycling focus on the emerging market of rubber asphalt.

A recognized expert in the use of rubberized asphalt, tire recycling and granulated tire rubber in engineering materials, Carlson has held a number of executive and managerial positions during his career. This includes his most recent position as the director of the Rubber Pavement Association. In the last decade alone, he has authored twelve published reports on a variety of rubberized asphalt-related topics.

Olympic Steel announces award recipient

Olympic Steel, Inc. announced that Eva Miranda is the 2010 recipient of the Chairman’s Humanitarian Award.

Miranda was recognized for using her language skills to broaden the reach of local philanthropic initiatives. As a fluent Spanish speaker, she has supported several organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois where she volunteers as a wish granter, by overcoming the language barrier for non-English speakers in the community.

Miranda joined Olympic Steel in 2007 as an intern at the company’s corporate headquarters before transitioning to her current role as human resources representative for the Schaumburg, Illinois facility.

The Chairman’s Humanitarian Award is presented annually for extraordinary contributions to the community or for a special initiative, resourcefulness and courage in an emergency situation on or off the job.

Fecon announces Brian Kile as territory manager

Fecon announced that Brian Kile is their new Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional manager.

Kile will offer sales support for dealers and customers by offering demos, technical support, start-ups and operator training. Kile comes to Fecon with a strong background in heavy equipment sales.

Harsco announces executive appointments

Harsco Corporation announced major appointments within the Company’s senior executive management structure. The appointments, are all effective immediately.

Harsco chairman and CEO Salvatore D. Fazzolari will add the office of president to his responsibilities, becoming chairman, president and CEO of the company. A 30 year veteran of Harsco, Fazzolari has been chairman and CEO since 2008 and has been responsible for developing and executing the Company’s envisioned future business transformation roadmap.

Stephen J. Schnoor, who serves the company as senior vice president and CFO, will add the role of treasurer to his responsibilities, bringing together the Company’s worldwide financial organization under single executive leadership as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer.

Richard A. Sullivan, who joined Harsco at the beginning of 2009 as vice president of business transformation, will add the role of chief supply chain officer to his responsibilities. In this additional role, Sullivan will direct the implementation of the key initiatives developed to streamline and strengthen Harsco’s global supply chain.

The executive operating management team that reports directly to Fazzolari has been reorganized to include new promotions and appointments within the Company’s principal operating groups. Galdino J. Claro, who joined Harsco in 2009, will assume the title of executive vice president and group CEO for the company’s Harsco Metals and Harsco Minerals business groups.

Both executive vice president positions as well as their respective group CFOs and other key group leaders will be based at Harsco’s world headquarters in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to provide centralized senior leadership and collaboration in executing the Company’s strategic plans.

In addition, Scott W. Jacoby has been named vice president and group president of the Harsco Rail business group, and Scott H. Gerson will become vice president and group president of the company’s Harsco Industrial business group. Gerson will also continue his responsibilities as the company’s chief information officer until the appointment of his successor. Jacoby and Gerson will also report directly to Fazzolari.

Brookfield expands into the Chicago market

Brookfield Resource Management, a recycling company serving the New York metro area, has formed a joint venture with Wilkins Rebuilders Supply, Inc.

The new company, Brookfield Iron & Metal LLC, will recycle a wide variety of items including end-of-life commercial and passenger vehicles and all grades of scrap metal.

The new company, located in Chicago Heights, Illinois, began operations at the end of May and is expected to employ 15 people within the first 12 months of operation. The company recently took delivery of several pieces of recycling equipment including a 70’ truck scale, a Sennebogen 830 material handler, a Komastu PC350 with a LaBounty MSD 3000 shear and a Sierra RB6000 logger/baler.

Leslie Equipment joins Bandit’s sales force

To assist with chipper sales and the wood waste recycling business in the logging sector, Bandit Industries signed Leslie Equipment Company as a new dealer for the southern United States.

Bandit whole tree chippers and Beast recyclers are a natural complement to their existing lines and provide opportunities for expansion into new markets.

Bandit added 7 new dealers in 43 locations over the past 6 months.

Universal Stainless names McSorley VP of finance

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. announced that Douglas M. McSorley has been named vice president of finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of the company.

McSorley, most recently served as chief financial officer of PSC Metals, Inc., an Icahn Enterprises L.P. scrap metal recycling company operating in the United States and Canada. He joined a predecessor company to PSC as controller in 1994, after serving five years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Ontario, Canada, where he worked as a chartered accountant. In addition to holding positions of increasing responsibility and leadership, McSorley also was responsible for the acquisition and financial consolidation of several companies over the course of his 15 year career at PSC.

Morbark adds B & G Equipment to dealer list

B & G Equipment, specializing in forestry equipment, parts and service, is now the authorized dealer of Morbark industrial equipment in all of Mississippi and select counties in Tennessee.

In business for over 30 years, B & G is based in Philadelphia, Mississippi and has branches in Iuka, Magnolia and Hattiesburg.

Tubelite adds Mike Efeney to architectural sales

Mike Efeney joined Tubelite Inc. representing the company’s architectural aluminum products in northern Texas and Oklahoma.

Located near Dallas in Rockwall, Texas, Efeney shares educational and technical information on Tubelite’s contribution to green goals such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™.

Efeney is well-versed in LEED criteria and other green building guidelines. Most recently, he worked as a sales manager with Armstrong World Industries, Inc.’s Ceilings – Architectural Specialties. While there, he was responsible for high-end wood and metal products, as well as coordination for nine local representatives serving Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Drawing from nearly 20 years of experience in architectural product sales, the majority of Efeney’s career has been in the glass and glazing industry. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he began working with U.S. Aluminum.

Efeney accepted a position with Vistawall as territory sales manager for North Texas and western Oklahoma. He continued to grow sales and develop strong customer relationships, leading to his eventual role as district sales manager with responsibilities for four local sales representatives, major projects in the southern states, and architectural consultations.

Bejac becomes newest Sennebogen dealer

Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen North America, recently announced that Bejac Corporation has been appointed as the newest addition to the company’s distributor network for Sennebogen. Bejac Corporation, headquartered in Placentia, will represent Sennebogen products for the state of California from its five branches serving in San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Sacramento, Redding and the Oakland Bay area.

With its fleet of excavators, wheel loaders, compactors, air compressors, demolition tools, forestry and logging equipment, and machine fed chippers and grinders, Bejac serves a wide variety of customers and applications that exclude it from being labeled as a traditional ‘dirt house.’

WM acquires medical waste processing facility

WM Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc., announced that it has acquired a medical waste processing facility and certain other medical waste business assets located in Phoenix, Arizona, from Milum Textile Services Co., a provider of linen services and medical waste collection and treatment services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The purchase of the medical waste autoclave facility fits into Waste Management’s strategy to manage solid waste, medical, recycling and pharmaceutical waste for the healthcare industry. The 35,000 square-feet facility today serves approximately 250 licensed healthcare facility customers, employs 6 people and has the capacity to process 30 tons of medical waste per day.

Synalloy board names Richard D. Sieradzki CFO

Synalloy Corporation, a producer of stainless steel pipe, fabricator of stainless and carbon steel piping systems, and producer of specialty chemicals, announced that the board of directors made permanent the appointment of Richard D. Sieradzki to the position of chief financial officer.

Sieradzki has been interim CFO since early April. He has served as assistant vice president, finance since June 2007. Prior to joining the company, he was employed by Buffets, Inc. – Ryan’s Division as divisional vice president, finance from 2006 to 2007.

STW Resources names Garwood as consultant

STW Resources Holding Corp., a water reclamation company, reported that Jeffrey R. Garwood, former president and CEO of General Electric Water & Process Technologies, Trevose, Pennsylvania, has agreed to serve as a personal consultant to Stanley Weiner, chief executive officer of STW Resources.

Having worked with McKinsey & Co., DuPont and start up companies as well as GE, Garwood currently consults with companies in the clean technology area. He advises them on strategic planning and execution.

Garwood served as president and CEO of GE Water & Process Technologies, a business unit of GE Infrastructure, from 2006 to 2009. He joined GE in 1992, in business development and sourcing at GE’s global headquarters and later served in a variety of management roles at GE Plastics, leading the engineered styrenics resins business and plant management responsibilities.

He worked outside GE from 1999 to 2001, as chief operating officer for Commerx and Youcentric, early stage IT firms. He rejoined GE Aircraft Engines in 2001 as president of Garrett Aviation Services and was named president and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation in 2003.

Garwood began his career in 1984 as a process engineer with DuPont with responsibilities for water treatment, powerhouse and boiler management, air compression and Nitric Acid production. After DuPont, he spent more than more than four years as a consultant with McKinsey & Co.