Alter Metal promotes facility manager

Alter Metal Recycling has promoted Greg O’Leary to facility manager of Alter’s Anoka, Minnesota, location.

O’Leary joined Alter in 1999 as a management trainee in the company’s Des Moines, Iowa, facility. He later advanced to the position of account executive safety-environmental coordinator, and he currently serves as the operations manager for Alter’s Des Moines Euclid shredder facility.

O’Leary is a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

Tube City and Sinosteel sign strategic cooperation agreement

Tube City IMS, LLC announced the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with Sinosteel Corporation of Beijing, China.

I. Michael Coslov, from Tube City IMS, and Huang Tianwen, from Sinosteel, signed the agreement at Tube City’s headquarters in Glassport, Pennsylvania.

Doosan Infracore appoints David Stahlman

David Stahlman has been named vice president of global marketing for Doosan Infracore Portable Power.

In his new capacity, Stahlman is responsible for strategic marketing initiatives worldwide for the full line of Ingersoll Rand branded portable equipment such as portable air compressors, mobile generators, lighting systems, concrete equipment and light compaction equipment.

Stahlman began his career with Ingersoll Rand Company in 1994 as an engineer in product development and management of pneumatic and hydraulic piston pumps. He then moved to product development of portable air compressors for the Ingersoll Rand utility business (now Doosan Infracore Portable Power). Stahlman has had six United States patents issued for product enhancements invented throughout his career.

In 2001, Stahlman became sourcing and logistics manager for Ingersoll Rand where he developed and nurtured strategic global partnerships focusing on diesel engines.

Environmental council sets new board member

Leo Pierre Roy, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC), at the EBC annual meeting.

Leo Pierre Roy is managing director of the Massachusetts Environmental and Energy Services Group for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. He actively promotes sustainable development, water resource stewardship, ecological restoration, and renewable energy, and specializes in large, complicated NEPA and MEPA projects. A recognized expert in sustainable design, Roy has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2002 and has served for five years on the Application Guide for Retail Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, developing an amended rating system.

As Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1993 to 1997, Roy led the development and implementation of numerous environmental policies and programs, including the Watershed Initiative, the Wetlands Restoration and Banking Program, and the state’s Brownfields legislation.

Schnitzer Steel acquires Puerto Rican recycler

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ponce Resources of Salinas, Puerto Rico (Ponce). Ponce is engaged in the business of collecting, processing, and selling ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal and operates at four locations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The acquisition is expected to close during Schnitzer’s fiscal first quarter of 2009.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Gulf Coast Recycling’s Texas locations acquired

Waste Management Recycle America (WM Recycle America) announced that it has purchased Gulf Coast Recycling.

“The purchase of Gulf Coast Recycling’s two Houston facilities along with its Beaumont, Texas recycling plant, makes us one of the largest recycling companies in Southeast, Texas,” stated Patrick DeRueda, president of WM Recycle America.

Gulf Coast Recycling was established in 1974 as Golden Triangle Paper Stock Co., Inc., which provided recycling services in the Beaumont, Texas area. The name Gulf Coast Recycling (GCR) was adopted in 1989 to better reflect its growing business activities.

Gulf Coast Recycling provides front load and roll-off recycling collection services, bale pick-up and trailer drop-off services, and commodity brokerage services.

There will be no interruption in service for any WM Recycle America or Gulf Coast Recycling’s customers.

Alan Stein, president of Gulf Coast Recycling, who has nearly 40 years in the recycling and waste industry including senior leadership positions with BFI, will remain with WM Recycle America in a management position.

The acquisition fits into Waste Management’s strategy to expand single-stream recycling and enhanced commercial recycling.

Tube City names Latin America controller

Tube City IMS, LLC announced that Jun Aoki has joined the Company’s finance department as Latin America controller.

Aoki will be responsible for the operation of the Company’s financial and administrative processes and controls for its operations in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Prior to joining the Company, he worked at Brastel, Inc. in Los Angeles, California, as director of finance and operations. Aoki, who is based at the corporate headquarters office in Glassport, Pennsylvania, has more than 20 years of finance experience.

Tube City also announced that Marsha Smolcic has joined the Tax Department as tax manager. Prior to joining the Company, she worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Matchett Frusco & Associates PC. Smolcic, who is based in Glassport, Pennsylvania, has nearly 20 years of tax experience.

Bayne Premium Lift hires regional sales manager

Bayne Premium Lift Systems has hired Jim Loeffler as Northeast regional sales manager.

Loeffler is charged with growing and managing customer relationships and increasing Bayne product awareness and revenue in the Northeastern region of the United States. His territory covers New England, south through Virginia, and west to Ohio and Kentucky.

Loeffler has extensive experience in the refuse industry, having spent more than 16 years in sales management roles for refuse equipment manufacturers and distributors. Most recently he served as sales manager for Suburban Equipment Company of Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, a distributor for refuse and recycling equipment, including rollout carts, Bayne cart tippers, and recycling bins. Previously, he was northeast regional sales manager for cart manufacturer Zarn, Inc., sales manager for cart manufacturer UltraCart, Inc., and director of sales for Suburban Container Service. Loeffler also has experience in retail management and served for six years in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Sims Group acquires Weinert Recycling

Sims Group Limited (Sims) announced it has acquired the assets of Weinert Recycling, a ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycler with operations in Middletown and Liberty, New York.

The financial terms of the deal, including price, were not disclosed.

Mascoma names GM director to advisory board

Dr. Andreas M. Lippert, director of Global Energy Systems for General Motors Corporation, will join Mascoma Corporation’s Scientific Advisory Board, expanding the automaker’s involvement with Mascoma as it moves closer to commercial production of cellulosic fuels.

Dr. Lippert leads GM’s strategic analysis and outlook on global energy developments and energy supply chains, and co-authored GM’s recent foundational outlook on energy diversity for transportation.

He has authored more than 20 research papers, conference publications and reports. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Pretoria, South Africa and holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Mascoma Corporation Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of technology leaders with in-depth knowledge of the composition and structure of cellulosic biomass, conversion of biomass to sugars using microorganisms, and the fermentation of these sugars, biomass processing and related industries.

Waste Services names DeGroote chairman

Michael G. DeGroote will assume the role of chairman of Canada-based Waste Services, Inc.

David Sutherland-Yoest, who had been chairman, will continue as chief executive officer and president.

Air One to distribute dust suppression products

Air One, Inc. has announced that it has been named a Northeast dealer for the Monsoon line of dust suppression and odor control systems. They will sell these systems throughout the United States to demolition contractors, transfer stations, construction sites, landfills, and compost sites.

Magnum appoints Magog productions manager

Magnum D’Or Resources, Inc. appointed Carole Larose as their production manager.

Larose joined the Magnum Recycling Canada team with 20 years of professional experience in rubber and plastics. She was the previous plant manager for GDX Automotive in Magog, managing over 500 key employees directly involved in the rubber field.

Promotions made at Kuttner North American

Kuttner North America, a single-source engineering company for process equipment and air emission systems, announced three key promotions.

John Fieber has been named vice president – business development. In this position Fieber will be responsible for developing new markets for Kuttner’s environmental, heat recovery and process integration solutions. Fieber will also oversee all marketing efforts, trade shows, advertisements, technical papers and sales efforts for existing and new markets.

Jim Ruka has been named vice president – engineering and foundry sales. In this position Ruka will be responsible for the development of cupola and foundry product lines that includes process engineering, project management/engineers, electrical engineering, designers, field operations and sales.

Adel Rahman is now vice president – operations. In this position Rahman will oversee all activities related to commercial, financial, human resources, purchasing and estimating functions.

John J. Connelly elected to Tube City’s board

Tube City IMS announced that John J. Connelly has been elected to the Company’s board of directors.

Connelly retired as senior vice president-Strategic Planning and Business Development from United States Steel Corporation in February 2008 after a long and distinguished career.

Connelly began his career in the commercial department at U.S. Steel International in New York as a management trainee in 1971 where he progressed to the position of president before being promoted in 2002 to company-wide responsibilities for Strategic Planning and Business Development. Over the years, Connelly also served in various management positions in U.S. Steel’s commercial, marketing and tubular products groups.

Kevin Donnelley joins ThermoEnergy

ThermoEnergy Corporation has appointed Kevin F. Donnelley, PE as vice-president for project operations. Donnelly will initially focus on the Company’s planned Ammonia Recovery Project (ARP) for New York City. Donnelley joined ThermoEnergy after consulting with the firm for several months while at Shaw Group and working on the 26th Ward Project intricacies.

Donnelley has over 27 years of experience in civil, environmental, infrastructure engineering, design and construction. His project management experience includes large and small projects for private, municipal and federal clients in both design and construction.

Donnelley was awarded the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal while serving as a Captain and Civil Engineering Officer at Norton Air Force Base, California. He will be based in New York City.

NEXGEN shifts positions and adds business unit

In response to the terrific growth of its recycling division, NEXGEN, Marathon Equipment has created an autonomous business unit for the product group.

Leading the expansion is Gene Laminack, Marathon CFO and NEXGEN business unit director. Laminack joined Marathon in 2007.

Joe Szany, director of NEXGEN sales, will continue to lead the sales team. Szany joined Marathon in 2003 as director of horizontal baling systems sales.

Two seasoned Marathon managers, James Robbins and Mark Floyd, have been appointed to lead the development and service segments of the unit.

Robbins will be the product development manager and will concentrate on expanding the NEXGEN product line and enhancing existing equipment.

As the new NEXGEN technical and customer service manager, Floyd will examine current service processes and introduce fresh methods.

Veolia Environmental opens R&D facility

Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., announced they have opened a new Research and Development (R&D) facility in Lombard, Illinois. The Reclaim Research and Development Center (RDC) was conceived by Veolia ES Technical Solutions to increase its effectiveness in the reclaim and recovery market.

The primary function of the RDC is to evaluate potential solvent waste streams for possible recovery, either through reclamation or tolling, which returns the recycled stream to the original generator. Additionally, it provides technical support to existing Veolia reclaim facilities to improve recycling efficiencies of current reclaim streams.

The RDC consists of office space, a warehouse area and a lab. The lab is configured for both analytical and lab scale processing.

SCS Engineers acquires RJR Engineering

SCS Engineers (SCS) has acquired RJR Engineering, Ltd., LLP (RJR) through an asset acquisition. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, RJR has been an environmental engineering, consulting and construction management firm serving public and private clients in the solid waste industry.

The engineering practice of the new SCS Houston office will continue to be led by Jeffrey K. Reed, P.E. and James Roy Murray, III P.E., who bring a combined experience of approximately 50 years of diversified environmental engineering experience.

Jeffries named marketing director for Hendrickson

Jon Jeffries assumed duties as director of sales and marketing for Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems.

Formerly director of trailer OEM sales, Jeffries held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, including senior trailer account manager in his 10-year tenure at Hendrickson.

With more than 20 years in the transportation industry, he brings great knowledge and experience to his new position. He will work out of Indianapolis, Indiana and Canton, Ohio.

Jeffries earned a business degree from Indiana University at Bloomington and is a member of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association.

WCA Waste acquires Advantage Waste Services

WCA Waste Corporation has announced the acquisition of Advantage Waste Service in Springfield, Missouri. The acquisition consists of a transfer station and two hauling operations. Advantage currently operates 15 routes, bringing the total number of routes run by WCA in the southwestern Missouri region to over 70.