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David J. Joseph makes organizational changes

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ) recently made several organizational changes.

Mark Schaefer, current president of U-Pull-&-Pay (UPAP), has been promoted to vice president of DJJ’s Recycling Group. Schaefeer will focus on business development in a newly created role. Schaefer, a 27 year DJJ veteran, began his career as a brokerage representative and has held various roles in brokerage, services and, since 2007, as UPAP president.

Schaefer is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and he earned his MBA from Denver University.

Tre Whitmore, current vice president of ferrous trading for Joseph’s Brokerage Group, has been promoted to president of UPAP. Whitmore joined DJJ in 1993 as a brokerage representative, was later promoted to district manager, and has been a ferrous trading vice president since 2006. Whitmore earned his B.S. degree in Marketing from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Chris Stout, current Birmingham trading office district manager, has been promoted to vice president, ferrous trading, succeeding Tre Whitmore.

Stout joined DJJ in 1995 as a buyer for Western Metals Recycling, then joined the Brokerage Group where he has been district manager since 2001. Stout earned his B.S. degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Superior Trailer Sales new East trailer dealer

One of the largest trailer dealerships in the southwest, Superior Trailer Sales Company, has been named an authorized dealer for East Manufacturing. With five full service locations, Superior Trailer Sales will offer East’s full line of flatbed, dump, and refuse trailers at their dealerships located in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Superior Trailer Sales was started in 1983 by Frank Deel III, who now serves as chairman of the board. For the next 11 years the trailer dealership experienced extraordinary growth, doubling and tripling sales each year, and they have continued to grow ever since.

Bandit Industries chooses two new dealers

Bandit Industries has added two new dealers to the company’s North American dealer network.

Bandit Tree Care Products of Southern California is based in Foothill Ranch, California. This dealership is located between Los Angeles and San Diego, serving customers in both metro areas as well as the entire Southern California region.

Miner’s Equipment and Truck Repair is centrally located in Oklahoma City to serve customers throughout Oklahoma. The staff is experienced in servicing a wide range of machinery but specializing in arborist equipment. Miner’s Equipment and Truck Repair will also sell new Bandit chippers and stump grinders as well as Zenith knives.

A&A Midwest Auto Wrecking expands service

A&A Midwest Auto Wrecking has expanded from its primary location in the Chicago area to now offer vehicle processing at its location in the Las Vegas area. The company purchases vehicles that are ready to be recycled.

“Though a vehicle may no longer be usable to the owner, A&A Midwest Auto Wrecking sees great value in the parts that can be disassembled and reused,” said Scott Stolberg, president and CEO. Stolberg says the addition of auto wrecking services in Las Vegas adds capacity to the A&A Midwest Auto Wrecking automotive export salvage business that the company operates from an 80,000 sq.ft. facility in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Illinois. Each month in Las Vegas the company will process approximately 25 vehicles and ship 1 or more containers for export to developing countries.

Liebherr Construction adds Michael Balella

Michael Balella has joined Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. in the newly created position of manager, parts marketing. This new role will work closely with the Liebherr dealer organization to increase sales and improve customer service for after-market repair parts. Balella will coordinate parts pricing on competitive items and add additional product offerings.

Bob Bollinger, parts manager, will continue with responsibility for inventory levels and order fulfilment.

OriginOil adds third independent director

OriginOil, Inc., developer of a technology to convert algae into renewable crude oil, recently appointed Anthony Fidaleo to its board.

Fidaleo will serve as OriginOil’s third independent director. In the past three months the company has added two independent directors and chartered Audit and Compensation Committees in preparation for the commercialization of its breakthrough platform technology and the extension of its market applications.

Fidaleo is a finance executive with over 25 years of experience as a certified public accountant, chief financial officer, executive vice president, and chief operating officer with public and private companies. He was most recently CFO and executive vice president of EOS Petro, an early stage oil and gas exploration company.

Fidaleo has run his own accounting and consulting practice since 1992, primarily as an acting chief financial officer or senior consultant for publicly traded companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s. From November 2005 to February 2009 Fidaleo was the chief financial officer, chief operating officer, executive vice president and member of the board of directors and operating committee for iMedia International, Inc.

International Equipment Solutions acquires CWS

International Equipment Solutions, LLC (IES) has acquired, through an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, CWS Industries Corp. This is the fourth acquisition by IES since its formation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

IES was formed in September 2011 as a platform for investments serving the construction, agriculture, landscaping, infrastructure, recycling, demolition, mining and energy industries. IES’ first two acquisitions occurred in September, 2011 when the company acquired Paladin Brands Holding, Inc. and Crenlo LLC from Dover Corporation. In November 2011, Stephen Andrews was retained as chief executive officer of IES to lead the integration of the first two acquisitions and to aggressively grow and globalize the company. As part of its globalization strategy, IES acquired Siac do Brasil, Ltda. in June 2012.

Barko Hydraulics acquires Norco Equipment assets

Barko Hydraulics, LLC, a forestry and material handling equipment company, has acquired the assets of Norco Equipment Company of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.

The acquisition will enable Barko to significantly expand customer options in the forestry, bio-energy, recycling and right-of-way maintenance markets while complementing Barko’s existing line of industry leading material handlers.

Norco currently manufactures products under the PUMA Equipment brand headquartered in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. PUMA builds four and six-wheel forwarders, track harvesters, processing heads, and firewood processors that are both durable and technologically advanced.

Timken appoints two executives to new positions

The Timken Company said that Christopher A. Coughlin and Richard G. Kyle have been named to the newly created positions of group presidents. In these roles, Coughlin and Kyle will be responsible for all activities related to the company’s four business segments.

Coughlin assumes leadership of the company’s mobile and process industries segments and Kyle takes the helm of the aerospace and steel segments. Each will hold corporate-wide responsibilities, with quality assurance and advancement activities reporting to Coughlin and Kyle overseeing the enterprise’s innovation, engineering and technology efforts. They will continue to report to Griffith.

Timken also said that Salvatore J. Miraglia, president of the steel business, intends to retire at the end of the year, after more than 40 years of service with the company.

Coughlin joined Timken in 1984 in the company’s steel operations, working on the original Faircrest Steel Plant project. He subsequently served as business development manager and held management positions in the company’s European headquarters in Colmar, France, including vice president of industrial equipment, vice president of process industries and vice president of primary metals.

Kyle started his career at Timken in 2006 as vice president of manufacturing for the company’s former industrial group. Subsequently, he was promoted to president of mobile industries, where he drove the transformation of the segment as well as managed global manufacturing operations. In 2010, Kyle’s role was expanded to include the aerospace and defense segment, the position he held at the time of this appointment. Prior to joining Timken, he held a variety of management positions with Cooper Industries and then was vice president of operations for a division of Hubbell, Inc. until 2006.

Miraglia joined Timken in 1972 as a metallurgist and subsequently progressed through a variety of roles in research and purchasing. During his tenure, he held the positions of director of manufacturing in Europe, group vice president of industrial and super precision bearings in North America, and senior vice president of technology.

Peoples named executive director of Carpet America

The board of directors of Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has selected Dr. Robert Peoples as the new executive director of the industry-led coalition dedicated to the landfill diversion of carpet.

Peoples earned an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Montclair State University, a Master’s in Science in Physical Organic Chemistry and Doctorate in Physical Organic Chemistry from Purdue University.

Peoples replaces CARE executive director Georgina Sikorski, who left in May to pursue other projects and spend more time with her family.

Aleris acquires Cast House Of Voerde Aluminum

Aleris has acquired the cast house of Voerde Aluminum GmbH. The Voerde cast house will give the company an additional annual casting capacity of 115,000 tons. The operation also will provide Aleris with increased manufacturing flexibility, and additional finishing and recycling capability.

Located in Northwest Germany, the Voerde cast house has supplied rolling ingot and billet to Aleris for many years.

Clean Earth acquires Soil Remediation, Inc.

Clean Earth, Inc. has acquired privately owned Soil Remediation, Inc. (SRI), located in Kingsland, Georgia. This acquisition will mark Clean Earth’s ninth soil treatment and recycling location in the United States. Now with two facilities in the southeastern part of the United States, (Moore Haven, Florida and Kingsland, Georgia) this acquisition will provide Clean Earth the opportunity to geographically expand soil recycling and disposal services in both the Florida and Georgia remediation markets. SRI, now known as Clean Earth of Georgia, is a thermal treatment facility processing non-hazardous petroleum-contaminated soils. Within a 100-mile radius, Clean Earth of Georgia can easily service remediation projects from Savannah, Georgia, to Gainesville, Florida.