chooses chief economist and director of commodities
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries,
Inc. (ISRI) announced that Joseph C. Pickard has been appointed
as ISRI’s new chief economist and director of commodities, succeeding
Bob Garino, ISRI’s director of commodities for the past 25 years.
Pickard is currently serving as an economist
for The International Copper Study Group in Lisbon, Portugal.
In that capacity, Pickard conducts economic analysis including
copper scrap usage and estimating country, regional and world
recycling rates, as well as following leading economic indicators
and other key economic information.
Prior to serving in Portugal, Pickard was
a research analyst in Alexandria, Virginia where he conducted
market analyses on global agricultural markets.
Bob Garino started his career with the scrap
recycling industry in 1985 when he joined the National Association
for the Recycling Industry (NARI) in New York City, New York.
When NARI transitioned to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
in 1987, Garino followed the association as it made the move
to Washington, D.C. and has served the scrap recycling industry
with distinction and is highly respected as a source of key trend
and pricing information on various commodities. Garino will be
officially retiring from ISRI at the end of 2010.