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Global zones set to leverage Veolia’s services

As part of Veolia Environnement’s ongoing global transformation program, the company’s operations have been organized into nine integrated, geographically based businesses to address the public and private sectors’ interrelated energy, water and waste challenges.

Led by Terry Mah, president and CEO of Veolia Environnement North America, the North American zone now includes all Veolia operations in the United States and Canada, including Veolia Environmental Services North America, Veolia Water North America and the Veolia Energy business in the U.S.

A microbiologist and environmental engineer, Mah most recently served as chief operating officer of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, International Municipal. Prior to that, Mah served in a variety of capacities in the United States for Veolia companies for 10 years.

Veolia Environnement North America has been organized around two business and operations teams – one focused on the municipal/commercial sector and one focused on industrial markets. Heading those teams and reporting directly to Mah is Bill DiCroce, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the municipal and commercial business, and Steve Hopper, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Industrial business.

Laurent Auguste has been promoted to a global role as director of Veolia’s Innovation and Markets department, a newly created group.

CERF appoints David Kerr as chief operating officer

CERF Incorporated’s board of directors has approved the appointment of David (Skip) Kerr as chief operating officer.

Kerr has been acting in the position of vice president business development for CERF since 2012.

Kerr has held various senior management positions in the waste industry since 1983 including seven years with Browning Ferris Industries Inc. as divisional vice president. He then served as Western Canada Landfill sales manager for Canadian Waste/Waste Management Inc. until 2001. From 2001 until 2004 Kerr was the Alberta vice president for Waste Services Inc. and then served as senior vice president for Wasteco Environmental Services until 2005. From 2005 until 2012 he provided waste management consulting services to MCL Waste Systems and Environmental Inc.

EIA names new director of waste and recycling

The Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) has named Anne M. Germain as its new director of waste and recycling technology.

Germain will serve as a technical expert and spokesperson for the association by working to provide an industry perspective to regulatory agencies, delivering information to EIA members regarding waste management technologies and expanding resources for members of NSWMA-WASTEC.

Darling International completes acquisition

Darling International Inc. has completed its acquisition of Terra Renewal Services, Inc., a provider of environmental services focused on the collection, hauling, reprocessing and recycling of waste cooking oil and disposal of non-hazardous, liquid and semi-solid waste streams from the food processing industry with operations in over 24 states. The purchase price for the transaction was approximately $120 million in cash with an EBITDA of approximately $22 million per year.

Certain assets of Interstate Waste acquired

Action Environmental Group, Inc. disclosed its purchase of the New York and New Jersey hauling, transfer station and recycling assets of Interstate Waste Services, Inc. Action’s tenured management team has experience with the facilities, customers, employees and markets served by Interstate Waste.

The transaction was financed primarily through existing ownership led by private equity sponsors Summer Street Capital Partners, LLC and Ironwood Capital Management.

Genesis Attachments promotes Blaine Archibald

Genesis Attachments has promoted Blaine Archibald to national account manager.

In his new role, Archibald, previously the Genesis Southwest regional manager, will develop, manage and maintain a national account program focusing on the scrap industry.

Archibald will also continue in his regional manager role until a successor is named.

Covanta acquires the Camden Resource facility

Covanta Holding Corporation has acquired the Camden Resource Recovery Facility, a 1,050 ton-per-day Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility in Camden, New Jersey from a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler AG. The transaction is expected to have a modest positive impact on Covanta’s 2013 guidance metrics.

The Camden EfW facility provides sustainable waste management services to Camden County and surrounding communities while generating approximately 21 MW of renewable energy which is sold into PJM at market rates. The facility’s attractive southern New Jersey location adds to Covanta’s extensive network of EfW facilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In 2012, the Camden facility processed approximately 319,000 tons of waste into more than 146,000 MW hours of clean, renewable electricity.

Everson Cremonese joins Danieli Centro Recycling

Everson Cremonese has joined Danieli Centro Recycling.

Previously vice president at Metso Minerals and Metso Recycling, Everson Cremonese is a production and metallurgical engineer with strong experience in providing high technology equipment to the metal and recycling industry.

Company Wrench joins DoppstadtUS as dealer

DoppstadtUS named Company Wrench as their new dealer partner in Washington, Montana and Northern Idaho for their full line of slow-speed shredders, high-speed grinders, trommel screens and sorting stations. Company Wrench brings 14 years of quality service, opening two branches in Washington in 2009, with an additional branch planned in the Greater Seattle area by 2014.

As a turnkey distributor, Company Wrench handles all engineering, service, rentals and parts fulfillment, and is well positioned to represent DoppstadtUS products throughout the territory.

Existing Doppstadt owners can immediately contact the Company Wrench team to support all their Doppstadt needs.

Allied Recycling signs letter of intent

Virtual Sourcing, Inc. subsidiary Allied Recycling Corp. has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of a holding company that includes a concrete products manufacturer with more than 20 years of operations. The concrete operation has historical sales exceeding $17 million annually in 4 of the last 5 years with discretionary earnings in excess of $3 million in its latest fiscal year ended in April 2013. The company has continued to grow since its year end with expectations of $18 million in revenue for this fiscal year with discretionary earnings in excess of $3.25 million.

The acquisition will allow the company to introduce a line of consumer products with the appearance of conventional stone products but with lighter weight and increased durability.

The acquisition will close upon the successful completion of an appraisal of the assets and due diligence. The purchase contract is currently being drafted to finalize all terms, and closing is anticipated during October 2013. Financing has been located with no stock issuances or conversions involved.

ALL Crane Rental of Georgia wins awards

ALL Crane Rental of Georgia, including branches in Atlanta, Georgia, and its sister location in Phenix City, Alabama were presented with the 2012 Award of Excellence from the Georgia Department of Labor in recognition of Exceptional Workplace Safety. For the Atlanta branch, it was the eighth consecutive win, and for the new Phenix City, Alabama branch, the second in a row. ALL Crane Rental of Georgia, Inc. is a member of the ALL Family of Companies. The ALL Family of Companies has 34 branches spread throughout North America.

ALL Crane Rental of Georgia, Inc. was well within the parameters of the requirements for the award, achieving at least 250 workdays during 2012 with no lost time due to injuries or illness.