Schmidt creates partnerships
Karl W. Schmidt & Associates, Inc. (KWS) of
Commerce City, Colorado announced a new sales and service partnership
with Redwave (Division of BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH) and Redox Technologies.
Redwave specializes in optical separation of glass,
paper/fiber, and plastics. With the addition of Redox Technologies,
KWS will offer complete sorting systems with the latest technologies.
This will be particularly advantageous in the
design and retrofit of existing material recovery facilities to
produce exceptionally clean grades of fiber, plastics and glass
with a significant reduction of labor.
Material to be sorted is preprocessed through
the use of ballistic separation equipment and can then be “cleaned”
even further with the need for manual post sorting of the material
stream reduced to simple inspection duty.
Washington, DC— The Rubber Manufacturers
Association (RMA) is coordinating a workshop on the use of industrial
byproducts in highway construction in Little Rock, Arkansas on February
The workshop is being co-sponsored by the Arkansas
Department of Environmental Quality and EPA Regions 4 & 6 Office
of Solid Waste & Recycling, as well as the Industrial Resource
Increasing the use of industrial byproducts is
a priority goal of the EPA’s solid waste and recycling program.
Tire acquired by Enviva
Enviva Materials LLC, a materials recovery company
based in Virginia, has purchased Cardinal Tire, a processing firm
based in Youngstown, Ohio.
Enviva Materials will continue to serve Cardinal
Tire’s existing customer base and will focus on enlarging
the Youngstown operation. According to Matt Holland, vice president
of operations for Enviva Materials, new investments in equipment
for the plant are planned for this year which will expand the facility’s
capacity and provide up to 20 new jobs over the next 12 months.
The facility will process scrap tires into rubber
mulch, crumb rubber and feedstock for renewable fuel.
adds sales and service professionals
In an effort to expand sales and service throughout
the nation, Bandit Industries announced the additions of Gene Bridges
and Allen Hyman to their sales team.
Bridges started out in the industry working for
a utility line clearing company over 25 years ago as a shop mechanic.
Over the next two decades, he progressed through the ranks as equipment
manager, facilities manager, and general manager at various companies
until being named national sales manager for a Bandit competitor
Bridges recently signed on to the Bandit team
in July of 2006 as national accounts manager.
Hyman currently operates out of Charlotte, North
Carolina as the Southeast regional sales manager for Bandit. Hyman
began in the equipment sales business in 1992 as a sales manager
for a Bandit dealer in NorthCarolina and joined the Bandit company
in February 2006.
names new vice president
The Caterpillar Board of Directors has elected
William (Billy) P. Ainsworth as vice president of Caterpillar Inc.,
effective December 1, 2006. He will continue in his current role
at Progress Rail Services, A wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar.
Progress Rail Services operates more than 90 facilities
in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Ainsworth, a graduate of Auburn University, lives
and works in Albertville, Alabama, where Progress Rail Services
appoints McGee as quality manager
David McGee has been appointed quality manager
for Marathon Equipment Company. McGee will be responsible for developing
and implementing quality assurance processes across all Marathon
McGee has 23 years of experience in manufacturing,
engineering, and technical services.
As quality manager, McGee will design and implement
inspection, audit and quality process reports, train key personnel
on inspection tech-niques, rules, and documentation processes, monitor
and conduct on and off-site product inspections and audits, conduct
customer visits and respond to off-site quality issues when necessary.
Voltage Drives earns 2006 award
ABB earned the Frost & Sullivan “Growth
Excellence in Market and Product Leadership of the Year Award, for
2006 Low Voltage Drives.” Technological innovation, customer
service and strategic product development were contingencies Frost
& Sullivan included in its evaluation, noting that ABB’s
global Low Voltage Drives business unit has excelled across them
“In the drives space, this Award goes to
the company that demonstrates excellence in the fields of technology
and evident customer confidence, in terms of loyalty and service,”
said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Shibu S L.
Frost & Sullivan reviews the more than 100
companies around the world offering drives, when determining the
changes at The Boler Company
The Boler Company and John M. Boler chairman of
the board, announced the following executive management changes:
John M. Boler is assuming the responsibilities
of president and CEO of The Boler Company in addition to continuing
as chairman of the board. Reporting to the president will be James
Colley, vice president finance and treasury and Nancy B. Coons,
vice president administration.
Gary Gerstenslager, general manager of Hendrickson
Trailer Suspension Systems, has been promoted to president and chief
operating officer, Hendrickson Operations and will report directly
John H. Walker, former president; Keith D. Stephenson,
former chief development officer, and Robert Micchelli, former vice
president Finance and IT, have left their employment with The Boler
Group signs new agreement
Cozzi Consulting Group announced an agreement with
O’Brien Recycling Corporation to manage the sales operation
of its recycled ferrous scrap metal business.
Cozzi will manage all sales initiatives and activities
related to O’Brien’s ferrous scrap metal business. O’Brien
Recycling employs over 50 people at its two facilities, a scrap
yard and a nonferrous warehouse, both located in Franklin Park,
Illinois. The facilities process 50,000 tons of ferrous and 25 million
pounds of nonferrous yearly.
Scrap Processing sets merger plans
Atlantic Scrap Processing LLC of North Carolina
announced that it is merging with Carolinas Recycling Group LLC,
based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The merger is expected to close in the first quarter
of 2007 and will create a scrap-processing company that will employee
more than 500 people in 16 locations throughout the Carolinas.
For now, the combined companies will work together
and will continue to operate under their existing names.
Utah for building systems facility
Nucor Corporation announced that it will construct
a new facility to produce metal building systems and components
in Brigham City, Utah.
The facility is expected to cost approximately
$27 million and to employ more than 200 people. Operations are expected
to begin by the first quarter of 2008. Annual capacity will be approximately
to lead ADESA’s Internet strategies
ADESA, Inc. announced that Bob Schoen has been
named the company’s new vice president of e-Business. In his
new role, Schoen will lead ADESA’s new e-Business Center of
Excellence. Bob will report to Ron Beaver, ADESA’s executive
vice president and chief information officer.
Schoen joins ADESA after serving in a number of
technology leadership roles at Manheim during the last 11 years.
Most recently, he served as the company’s director of Technology
Research and Development.
Magnetic Group names new leader
Walker Magnetics Group, Inc. has announced the
appointment of Richard Longo to the position of president and COO
for worldwide company operations.
Longo is a 12-year veteran of Walker Magnetics
Longo is a career professional in manufacturing
and microelectronics. His career, in addition to his 12 years at
Walker Magnetics Group, has included key management positions at
Raytheon and Teledyne, as well as a 10-year entrepreneurial effort
during which he formed and became president of Warner Power, a manufacturer
of transformers and power supplies based in Warner, New Hampshire.
Resources names board members
Newpark Resources, Inc. announced that David C.
Anderson has joined its Board of Directors. Anderson is the chief
executive officer of Anderson Partners.
Previously, Anderson spent 11 years with Heidrick
& Struggles, where he held various senior management positions,
including president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining
Heidrick & Struggles, he was at Spencer Stuart and IBM.
Anderson received a degree in Aerospace Engineering
from Texas A&M University and served as a First Lieutenant,
United States Army Intelligence and Corporate Governance Committee.
announces new CEO
Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (Bion) announced
that Jeremy Rowland has been named chief operating officer of its
Bion Dairy Corporation operating subsidiary. Prior to joining Bion,
Rowland worked for URS Corporation for 16 years where he developed
and lead URS’s efforts in the renewable energy marketplace.
Rowland has eighteen years experience in multi-disciplinary energy
and environmental project development and management throughout
the United States and oversea
Rowland’s areas of expertise include renewable
energy project development, distributed generation (mostly combined
heat/power), large-scale power plant development and strategic energy
Engineering hires Kenyatta Brame
Cascade Engineering announced that it has added
Kenyatta Brame as the company’s vice president, Department
of Business Services.
Brame will oversee the company’s business
services functions, which support the Human Resources, Quality,
Administrative, Information Systems, Safety, Security and Environmental
Services and Benefits groups. Brame will report to Fred Keller,
Cascade Engineering’s chairman, president and CEO.
Brame joins Cascade from Grand Rapids-based Sysco
Foodservice, where he served as senior vice president of Operations
and Merchandising, Employee Relations and Legal Services. Prior
to his time with Sysco, Brame was an attorney with Miller Johnson
in Grand Rapids, specializing in employment and labor law.