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Senate confirms McCarthy as EPA administrator

The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator in a bipartisan vote of 59 to 40.

The confirmation followed approximately four months of debate between Democrats and Republicans. McCarthy served as head of the EPA’s Air Quality and Radiation department since 2009. McCarthy also served as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection from 2004 to 2009.

Scott Dols elected to EREF board of directors

The board of directors of the Environmental Research and Edu- cation Foundation ­has elected a new member.

Scott Dols is the president and chief executive officer of Big Truck Rental, Trucks & Parts of Tampa and International. Dols, who received his education from Saint John’s and the University of Minnesota, has over 25 years of business experience specializing in developing companies in high-growth market segments, ranging from landscaping to private home security. Dols created Big Truck Rental (BTR) in 2002. Within two years, Dols grew BTR into the nation’s largest refuse rental truck fleet. In 2007, Dols purchased majority interest in BTR and in 2009 purchased a 50 percent interest in Trucks & Parts of Tampa.

Dols helped develop Vocational Energy, which specialized in the design and construction of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, following the rapid rise of CNG-powered truck markets.

Dols has been an active member of various trade organizations within the waste industry. Most notably he sits on the WASTEC board of governors, EIA board of trustees and the board of the Detachable Container Association.

Cascade names new chief strategy and tech officer

Cascade Engineering (CE) promoted Samia Brown to chief strategy and technology officer, a newly created position within the company’s management team. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for corporate strategy development and the assessment of innovative technologies that can lead to the creation of new business platforms for the CE Family of companies. Brown will report directly to company founder, chair and chief executive officer Fred Keller.

Brown’s responsibilities will include managing new business development and playing a key role in the company’s technology team. Her focus will involve combining CE’s new technology roadmap with business development and other growth strategies to create an overall long-range corporate strategy that comprises CE’s multiple business units and partnerships. As part of this focus, Brown will also assess and propose a variety of strategic alternatives – including mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures and alternative capital structures – as a means for advancing this strategy and driving corporate growth.

Brown joined CE as director of marketing for industrial solutions in 2003. Since that time, she has assumed roles of increasing responsibility within the company, culminating in her most recent position as business unit leader of Cascade for the Home.

New president named for Liebherr Construction

Liebherr appointed Peter Mayr as president of Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., effective July 1, 2013.

Mayr has held progressive leading positions within the Liebherr Group. Most recently he served as managing director for Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd. (LGB) and Liebherr Rental Ltd (LRL).

Mayr began his Liebherr career in 2001 working at Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH (LWT) in Austria where he was responsible for the sales support of dozers and crawler loaders in Spain. Still working for LWT, Mayr transferred to England and was responsible for dozers and crawler loaders in Great Britain and Ireland. From these positions he was promoted to national sales manager, LGB for all earthmoving products then progressed to general manager, earthmoving machines, LGB and LRL, and later to managing director.

Rick Myers joins Talbert as director of materials

Talbert Manufacturing, a manufacturer of specialized heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment, has hired Rick Myers as its director of materials.

During 28 years in operations management, Myers has held a range of leadership positions. Most recently, he was the operations and purchasing manager at Jost International. At Jost, Myers was responsible for all operations, purchasing, logistics and budgeting functions, regulatory compliance and ISO certification maintenance.

Siffering, Moser appointed managers for Atlas Copco

Jim Siffering and Joe Moser have been appointed product managers for Atlas Copco Portable Energy USA, effective immediately. Siffering will manage the generator product line and Moser will oversee the pump product line. Both will report to Mark Taylor, vice president and business line manager.

Siffering has more than 14 years of experience working with generators and industrial engines. He also has an extensive background in compressed natural gas equipment, four years of service as a metrologist in the U.S. Air Force and numerous industry-specific certifications. In his new role, Siffering will be responsible for the growth of Atlas Copco generator products in the U.S. market.

Moser has worked in the construction equipment industry for seven years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi in business administration with a focus on finance. Moser will develop the Atlas Copco pump equipment product line in the U.S. market.

Terex Material Handling earns recertifications

Terex Material Handling has declared that its Cleveland, Ohio facility has been awarded recertification in ISO 9001 and 14001, and certification in OHSAS 18001 by Global Group for outstanding commitment to safety, consistent quality and environmental management.

Bobcat Company renovates Bismarck facility

Bobcat Company has completed a $6.5 million renovation at its Bismarck, North Dakota, production facility. The renovation provides a more collaborative environment for non-production positions.

Other factory operations include engine assembly, kitting and sub-assembly, parts control, warehousing and some compact loader assembly.

Lamb Fuels adds new West Coast sales representative

Lamb Fuels hired Toni Bonar as a new account sales representative for the West Coast. Bonar has over 25 years of sales experience.

For the past 10 years, Bonar has worked with corporate fuel contracts in the aviation industry. She has worked at Aviation Advisor, JETSET Global Fuel and Trans Energy USA.