SEPTEMBER 2011
                                        

  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATIONAL BRIEFS

Electronics recycler names new executive team

In an effort to takes its electronics waste solutions services national by 2012, All Green Electronics Recycling announced the appointment of a new executive management team, including new controller, director of sales and marketing, director of IT asset management, director of transportation, and business development manager. Each of these executives will report directly to All Green Electronics Recycling CEO Arman Sadeghi.

The appointments of industry veterans Linda Kennedy as controller, Craig Faczan as director of sales and marketing, Randy Lewis as director of IT asset management, Kevin Crofton as director of transportation, and Craig Diamond as business development manager were recently announced.

ALL Family of Companies adds branch in Louisiana

The ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. announced the opening of ALL Crane Rental of Louisiana, the newest branch of the ALL Family of Companies. Located centrally between Baton Rouge and New Orleans in Geismar, Louisiana, the company’s 31st yard will fulfill the strong demand for heavy lift equipment in the Gulf region.

The new full-service yard in Louisiana will serve the region around Baton Rouge and New Orleans, including Gulfport, Louisiana and Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi. The general manager and other key appointments are pending.

Tubelite expands into South Carolina and Texas

As part of a planned market expansion, Tubelite Inc. has opened two offices in South Carolina and Texas and added six experienced personnel to its team.

Both locations are fully operational to support clients’ needs for storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems. These offices also extend support for the markets Tubelite already serves through increased sales representation in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia, as well as South Texas.

Atlas Copco acquires Spanish manufacturer

Atlas Copco SAE has acquired Grupo Electrógenos GESAN S.A. of Spain, a manufacturer of diesel and petrol generators sold through a global distributor network. The deal strengthens Atlas Copco’s product portfolio, especially for customers in emerging markets.

Gesan employs about 160 people and is based in Zaragoza, Spain, where it has a production and assembly facility. Its generators are used for primary power supply and for standby purposes. The distributor network reaches more than 85 countries, with Europe, Africa and Russia as the most important markets.

Atlas Copco will keep the Gesan brand in line with its brand portfolio strategy. The group also sells generators under the Atlas Copco and Chicago Pneumatic brands. Atlas Copco’s generator business operates within the portable energy division (formerly portable air).

Hirschmann makes employee changes

Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT) Chambersburg, Pennsylvania has promoted Tim Martin to inside sales representative for the Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) Division. In his new position, Martin is responsible for managing the system and part sales for Hirschmann’s house accounts. Martin has been employed by Hirschmann since 2007 as a customer service representative for the MCS Division.

Rick Bowlby joins Hirschmann as applications engineer for the MCS Division. Bowlby will be responsible for and hardware support and software development. Bowlby brings 15 years of experience as an electrical engineer for contracting companies with the Department of Defense.

Hirschmann recently hired Lucille Runyon as customer service representative. Runyon’s responsibilities include processing orders and providing customer support for the MCS Division. Previously, Runyon was employed at Ingersoll Rand/Volvo for almost 24 years.

US Shredder hires new project manager

The US Shredder and Castings Group has added Joel Nix as a project manager to support its shredder and castings program.

In his new role, Nix will not only be involved in sales but also assist the company in project management and castings support. Nix will be located at the company’s Trussville, Alabama office.

Call2Recycle partners with Media General

Media General has joined forces with Call2Recycle, a free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program.

By joining Call2Recycle, Media General is making recycling rechargeable batteries simple and convenient for all associates. Collection boxes will be placed throughout the Southeast in more than 45 Media General locations. Rechargeable batteries are a long-lasting, eco-friendly power source for many electronic devices, including laptop computers, cell phones, portable scanners and printers, power tools and PDAs.

Safety-Kleen appoints new chief marketing officer

Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has appointed Curtis C. Knapp as chief marketing officer and senior vice president. As the company’s first chief marketing officer, Knapp will be responsible for all aspects of Safety-Kleen’s marketing, corporate image and brand initiatives.

Knapp will lead development of the company’s overall marketing and branding strategy, ensuring that Safety-Kleen’s products and services are aligned with the company’s strategic plans and with its customers’ needs in the oil re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions markets.

Knapp joined Safety-Kleen in December 2008 as vice president of channel marketing, responsible for development of new products and distribution channels.

Appliance Recycling Centers adds to board

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. has appointed Stanley Goldberg and Steven Lowenthal to newly created positions on ARCA’s board of directors, expanding the board from five to seven directors. Goldberg currently serves as CEO of Vanguard Graphics International while Lowenthal is Co-CEO and shareholder of Spectrum Commercial Services Company.

Goldberg and Lowenthal will initially serve until the next election of directors, which will be held at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders in May 2012. They join current directors Duane S. Carlson, Glynnis A. Jones, Dean R. Pickerell, Morgan J. Wolf and Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, ARCA’s president and CEO, to compose the seven-member board. In addition to being independent members of the board of directors, Goldberg will serve on the compensation and benefits committee and Lowenthal will serve on the audit committee.

Peel Scrap Metal opens new Oakville location

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd. has opened a new facility in Oakville, Ontario.

Consistent with its approach in Mississauga, the new Oakville facility will be streamlined and efficient with the material sorting and processing being done inside the warehouse. It will not scrap automobiles or trucks.

Peel Scrap Metal Recycling Ltd. is family owned and processes ferrous and nonferrous metals.

Hewitt appointed sales rep for Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has appointed Tom Hewitt to the position of sales representative – capital equipment for the Rocky Mountain Region. In his new position, he is based out of the Atlas Copco store in Denver. In his new role, Hewitt will report directly to Keith Engelman, store manager at the Rocky Mountain location.

Hewitt has been serving as capital equipment manager for Atlas Copco since 2008. He started as a service analyst for the aftermarket service group in 2007.

Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman names new VP

Joel Root, former commercial manager for Sims Metal Management, has been named vice president of Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman, headquartered in Owego, New York.

As vice president of the company, Root will make decisions impacting 11 corporate facilities, including 2 mega-shredders. He will replace current vice president Steve Green, who is being promoted to the position of president of the company.

He began his scrap metal career in 1987 as a buyer for Wooster Iron and Metal in Wooster, Ohio. He moved to New Jersey in 1992 to work as a buyer in Jersey City for Prolerized Schiabo Neu. He continued with that company through all mergers, eventually rising to the position of commercial manager for Sims Metal Management.

Wastequip names sales vice president

Wastequip has promoted Shawn King to vice president of sales.

King previously served as vice president of marketing for Wastequip and was named vice president of sales, assuming leadership of the Wastequip outside sales team. During her career, King has held various marketing, sales and product management leadership positions for manufacturers within the building products, industrial/automotive, chemicals and textile industries. King holds a master of business administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and was recently named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Mecklenburg Times.

Bunting Magnetics names new chief financial officer

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the addition of Jana L. Davis as the company’s new chief financial officer. Davis will be responsible for all the financial operations for both Bunting Magnetics and its’ wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group Ltd.

Davis has over 19 years of experience in business and financial management in the aerospace, printing, media and manufacturing industries. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. Previously, Davis was the CFO for McCormick-Armstrong, a printing company, located in Wichita, Kansas.