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Terex expands Penn Jersey’s sales territory

Terex expanded the territory for Terex Fuchs equipment distributor Penn Jersey Machinery, LLC, located in Lionville, Pennsylvania.

In addition to covering the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, Penn Jersey Machinery will now offer the full line of Terex Fuchs material handlers to its customers in Maryland and Virginia. Designed for scrap, portside and recycling applications, the purpose-built Terex Fuchs product line includes models with operating weights ranging from 41,888 to 147,710 lbs. and work radii from 27 to 72 ft.

In preparation to support its expanded territory, Penn Jersey Machinery has hired two additional service technicians, specializing on Terex Fuchs material handlers. Penn Jersey Machinery’s service department guarantees its Terex Fuchs customers that a technician will be on the job no later than the beginning of the next business day for a machine-down service call during the warranty period and within 24 hours for a non-warranty breakdown.

“We pride ourselves on the reputation of our 23 factory-trained service technicians, of which 14 are road technicians dispatched daily for field service support,” said Frank Przelomiec, service manager for Penn Jersey Machinery.

Rutledge named president and CEO of Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors, Inc. chose vice chairman, chief financial officer and treasurer James M. Rutledge to transition to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer. He will retain his position as vice chairman. In conjunction with this promotion, Clean Harbors also announced that Robert E. Gagnon has joined the company as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

Prior to Clean Harbors, Rutledge served as chief financial officer of Rogers Corporation from 2002 through 2005, where he was responsible for financial, tax and legal functions as well supply chain operations worldwide. Prior to Rogers, he served as CFO at Baldwin Technology Company, Inc., a publicly listed manufacturer of controls, accessories and material handling equipment for the printing industry. He also served in various capacities, including vice president and treasurer, over a 20 year span at Witco Corporation, a $2 billion global specialty chemicals company. Rutledge began his career as a certified public accountant at Price Waterhouse & Co.

Prior to joining Clean Harbors, Gagnon served as vice president of finance, business planning and chief accounting officer at Biogen Idec Inc. He has held a variety of positions within Biogen’s finance organization since joining the company in 2005. Previously, Gagnon was a senior audit manager with Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to those positions, he was corporate controller at eRoom Technology.

Roger Crook appointed to position at MBA Polymers

Roger Crook has been appointed business development director for MBA Polymers, a multinational plastics recycling company.

Crook has broad general management experience as well as a track record in marketing and market research. He is currently based in Beijing, having been resident in Asia for the past 20 years. Previously he was general manager, BOC Edwards-Tianli, Beijing, where he established a Sino-British joint venture and oversaw its transition to a global business and achieving strong revenue growth.

Ray Milchovich to rejoin Nucor board of directors

Nucor Corporation said that its board of directors increased its size from 10 to 11 members with the election of Raymond J. Milchovich.

Milchovich previously served on Nucor’s board from 2002 through 2007. Milchovich retired from Foster Wheeler AG in November 2011 where he served as chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Milchovich began his career in the steel industry, holding a variety of operating management positions for Wisconsin Steel Corporation and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. He then joined Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation in 1980 where he progressed from operations management to become chairman, chief executive officer and president. Milchovich served on the board of Delphi Corporation from 2005 through 2009.

A native of the Pittsburgh area, Milchovich is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania and later attended the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

Doosan Portable Power names new dealer

Doosan Portable Power has named Leppo Equipment, headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, an authorized dealer of mobile generators and lighting systems. In addition to their corporate headquarters, Leppo Equipment has branch locations in Canton, Bedford Heights, North Ridgeville, Wooster and Youngstown, Ohio. The dealership’s distribution area covers all 88 Ohio counties.

Leppo Equipment was founded as a farm equipment dealer by Roy and Stella Leppo in 1945 in Akron, Ohio. The company headquarters moved to its present Tallmadge store location in 1947, and additional locations were added in the mid-1990s through 2010. During the 1950s, Leppo Equipment expanded into the construction equipment business. By the early 1970s, construction-related companies had become their primary market.

Leppo Equipment offers new and used equipment sales and rentals, along with in-house and on-site service and parts supplies, serving industrial and commercial construction markets and related subcontractor services.

Veolia Energy expands with West Coast office

SourceOne, an energy consulting firm and a subsidiary of Veolia Energy North America, has opened an office in Los Angeles to support its growing customer base in the West Coast region.

SourceOne provides a wide range of services in energy management, efficiency improvements and engineering solutions, which will complement and expand upon the suite of Veolia Energy service offerings on the West Coast. Veolia Energy already owns, operates and maintains two district energy networks in Century City and Bunker Hill, which efficiently produce chilled water at central plants and distribute it to prestigious office buildings for space cooling.

The new office, located in Los Angeles will serve SourceOne’s growing customer base on the West Coast. Vice president, Rick Smith will oversee operations for all of SourceOne’s California based projects and contracts, in addition to identifying and supporting new business opportunities. As an experienced leader of operational and business support teams, Smith has several years of experience at SourceOne and in the energy industry. Serving previously as SourceOne’s vice president of finance, Smith has demonstrated skills in project management, financial and business case analysis, and project budgeting and planning.

Epcon Industrial joins Aluminum Association

The Aluminum Association disclosed the addition of its newest member, Epcon Industrial Systems, LP. Epcon Industrial Systems joined the Association as an associate member.

Epcon Industrial Systems, LP has been manufacturing heat processing equipment including ovens, furnaces, thermal deoilers and thermal cleaning systems, in addition to air pollution control systems and design and construction of building finishing systems for metal processing for 35 years.

Epcon is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Republic Services appoints Boucher executive VP

Republic Services, Inc. appointed Robert Boucher to the position of executive vice president-operations.

As head of the company’s operations, Boucher will report to Donald W. Slager, president and chief executive officer. Reporting to Boucher will be the regional senior vice presidents of operations as well as the functions of operations controller, operations effectiveness, project management office, and safety and environmental compliance.

Boucher is a seasoned leader and 21-year veteran of the waste industry. Most recently, Boucher served as senior vice president-operations for Republic Services’ southern region, covering eight states and Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining Republic Services in 2010, Boucher served as president and chief executive officer of Synagro, a national company focused on water and wastewater residuals management services.

At Synagro, Boucher delivered the rapid turnaround and restructuring of under-performing areas and led a series of strategic growth initiatives. With Republic Services, he has served as regional vice president, regional assistant vice president and, most recently, senior vice president-operations for the southern region. Boucher worked for other waste companies in progressively more responsible positions from 1989-1997.

Boucher will be relocating to Phoenix, where Republic Services is headquartered.

The position of senior vice president-operations, southern region will be filled by Republic Services veteran Jack Perko, who will move from his current post of senior vice president-operations, midwestern region. Justin Boswell has been appointed senior vice president-operations, midwestern region. Boswell joins Republic from Stanley Black & Decker. He has more than two decades of success in general management, operations, sales and finance across multiple industries.

Sproson named president of Timken’s China business

The Timken Company has appointed Peter M. Sproson to the position of president for the company’s China business, succeeding Leong Fang, who plans to retire at the end of the year after a 28 year career at the company. In this role, Sproson will lead the Timken business in China, the company’s second-largest geographic sales region, and report to J. Ron Menning, senior vice president, Asia-Pacific.

Sproson most recently held the position of vice president – mobile industries within the Bearings and Power Transmissions segment. He joined the company in 1978 as a sales engineer in Europe and continued to advance his career in a variety of sales and marketing management positions. From 2003 to 2005, Sproson served as director of automotive sales in Europe and was named vice president of commercial transportation systems for Mobile Industries in 2009.

Fang retires after a long career, advancing to hold leadership positions in the United States and in Asia. Since starting his career in 1984, Fang held various management positions in engineering and sales, advancing to vice president in 1997 and general manager in 2005 of Timken’s aerospace business. Fang served as vice president of sales and marketing in China before being named to his current position as president of China in 2007.

Harris’ Lanker retires after 46 years of service

Harris Waste Management Group, Inc. announced the retirement of Jon Lanker, who has elected to retire after 46 years of service.

Lanker started his career as a draftsman with Harris in 1966 where he moved up through the company as inside sales representative then to regional sales manager and in 1990, was promoted into the position of ferrous sales manager.

Lanker also served in the U.S. Navy for four years and received numerous medals for his service including the National Defense Service Medal.

Throughout Jon’s long career with Harris, he has become well known and respected within the scrap and waste industries.

Eriez promotes Skias to engineering manager

Eriez has promoted Nicole Skias to product engineering manager for the Eriez Hydroflow line. The mechanical engineers and designers within the Hydroflow product line will report to Skias.

Skias joined Eriez in 2006 as a mechanical engineer in the vibratory design group. Most recently, she served as product engineer for the Eriez Hydroflow line.

As product engineering manager, Skias will be responsible for all mechanical engineering functions pertaining to the Hydroflow line, as well as oversight of production control and purchasing activities associated with the product line.