Smurfit-Stone names new VP and general manager
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation announced
that Tom Gibson has been named vice president
and general manager of its sheet feeder region,
which includes the company’s Milwaukee IPC
and two Illinois sheet feeder plants.
A 25 year industry veteran, Gibson has served
in a variety of positions, including area
general manager of Smurfit-Stone’s Springfield,
Missouri, container plants. He most recently
served as business unit sales manager for
the company’s sheet feeder region.
Hallco Industries names new president, manager
Hallco Industries Inc., Tillamook, Oregon,
the originator of the LIVE FLOOR™ conveyor
system, has named Russ Halvorsen president
and general manager. Halvorsen has 15 years
in the conveyor industry and over 10 years
in the trailer industry.
Waste Pro combines two regional operations
Waste Pro’s regional vice president, Tim
Dolan, announced that Waste Pro has acquired
the former American LaFrance manufacturing
facility located in Sanford, Florida.
The 77,000 sq. ft. facility is located on
over 9 acres and will bring over 100 jobs
with an estimated annual impact of more than
$3 million for Seminole County.
This location will be used as Waste Pro’s
central Florida regional headquarters, housing
the truck fleet, maintenance and administrative
operations. Waste Pro will be servicing its
municipal service contracts with Seminole
County, and the cities of Casselberry, Sanford,
Longwood, Winter Springs and Deltona, as
well as 1,600 individual commercial accounts
from this facility.
Winkle Industries expands Midwest sales network
The firm of J. Clark & Associates (JCA)
will now represent the material handling
products and services of Winkle Industries
in the midwest.
Winkle finalized agreements naming JCA as
business development agents in Illinois,
Indiana, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.
JCA was established in 2007 to specialize
in the sale of engineered products for the
steel and scrap industry. Based in Griffith,
Indiana, JCA will represent Winkle-engineered
mill duty products for material handling
systems, as well as consulting services and
aftermarket parts supply.
The agreement also authorizes Clark to represent
LiftTech Industrial Services, an affiliate
of Winkle Industries, which provides technical
field support, repair services and maintenance
management to the steel, scrap and mill related
EQ appoints Mario Romero as VP of operations
The Environmental Quality Company announced
that Mario Romero joins the company as vice
president of operations.
He will lead EQ’s network of treatment, storage
and disposal facilities including Wayne Disposal
and Michigan Disposal in Belleville, Michigan,
EQ Resource Recovery in Romulus, Michigan
and EQ Detroit.
Romero previously worked with WOW Energies
Inc., where he was co-founder, president
and CEO. He has over twenty-five years of
experience in environmental industries, primarily
in alternative fuels, renewable energy, recycling,
reuse and resource recovery. He previously
held executive positions at Energis LLC,
Safety-Kleen Corp., Philip Services Corp.
and The GNI Group.
Astec acquires Industrial Mechanical & Integration
Astec Industries, Inc. announced the acquisition
of Industrial Mechanical & Integration
(IMI) located in Walkerton Ontario, Canada.
IMI is a small company with unique machine
technology used to make wood pellets. Rick
Minke, President of IMI, and other key employees
have agreed to remain with the Company to
further develop and promote this new technology.
IMI has been testing the technology for two
years and is now making the first group of
With this acquisition, Astec Industries can
provide a pellet plant that processes material
from round wood all the way to the finished
product. The acquisition also aids the Company’s
effort to grow the renewable fuel portion
of the business.
New general manager of All Carolina Crane
The All Family of Companies announced the
appointment of Mike Kraguljac as general
manager of All Carolina Crane & Equipment
of Raleigh, North Carolina. He brings 21
years’ experience in the crane and construction
industries, most recently as operations
manager for a Manitowoc distributorship
where he worked closely with All for most
of those years. Previously, he was a mechanic
for a construction firm, where he gained
valuable knowledge on the equipment maintenance
Magnum Recycling Canada makes changes
Magnum D’Or Resources, Inc. hired Marc Boulerice
as the new production manager of its Magog
facility. Boulerice brings twenty years of
experience as a director of manufacturing,
specializing in fluid injection molding.
The Company also announced that their Canadian
division has reached the capability of yielding
an additional 30 percent net output from
the rubber nuggets produced from all tires
processed at the facility.
American Ecology sets CEO succession plan
American Ecology Corporation announced that
its board of directors has adopted a CEO
Transition Plan as part of its officer succession
planning which includes the appointment of
president and chief operating officer James
R. Baumgardner as chief executive officer
effective January 1, 2010. Stephen Romano,
who will step down as chief executive officer
at the end of his current employment contract
on December 31, 2009, will continue to serve
as chairman of the board of directors.
Baumgardner, rejoined American Ecology in
January 2009 as president and chief operating
officer responsible for disposal facility
operations, sales and marketing and management
of strategic acquisitions. Baumgardner served
as the Company’s senior vice president and
chief financial officer from 1999 to 2006
and worked closely with Romano on the transformational
acquisition of American Ecology’s Grand View,
Idaho operation in 2001.
From 2006 to 2008, Baumgardner was senior
vice president and chief financial officer
with Secor International, Inc., a Redmond,
Washington based environmental consulting
firm. While at Secor, he played a pivotal
role in improving operational and financial
management and directed the process leading
to the sale of Secor in early 2008.
Prior to joining American Ecology in 1999,
Baumgardner held various corporate finance
and treasury positions with companies including
Wafer Tech and Symbios Logic, Inc, a division
of Hyundai Electronics America.
Tube City IMS announces two executive promotions
Tube City IMS, LLC announced that Electa
Boyle has been promoted to vice president
of financial operations and corporate controller.
Boyle has a bachelor’s degree in accounting
from West Virginia University and a master’s
degree in business administration from the
University of Pittsburgh. A certified public
accountant, Boyle joined the company in 2008.
Kirk Peters has been promoted to vice president,
treasurer and principal accounting officer.
Peters, who joined the company in 2005, has
a bachelor’s degree in business administration
and accounting from Bucknell University in
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Peters is a certified
Both executives are based at the Company’s
corporate headquarters in Glassport, Pennsylvania.
SiCon relocates into new administration building
SiCon GmbH, designers and system suppliers
of recycling plants, has moved into its new
administrative building at the Hilchenbach
(North Rhine-Westphalia) headquarters.
The building offers an ideal working environment
for the now 17 employees of the company.
The new location also offers customers the
opportunity to experience innovative processes
such as the polyfloat technology life in
TerraCycle expands operations to London
TerraCycle has chosen London as the location
to expand into the UK and Europe. Think London,
a foreign direct investment agency for London,
worked together with UK Trade and Investment
to further strengthen London’s position as
a center of excellence for sustainable businesses.
Founded in 2001 by Tom Szaky, TerraCycle
focuses on building a new, more responsible
way of doing business. On announcing its
expansion into the UK, TerraCycle will also
reveal details of its first commercial partnership,
with Kraft Foods UK which will see Kenco
and Tassimo coffee packaging diverted away
Waste Services announces two recent acquisitions
Waste Services, Inc. announced that it has
completed an acquisition of the operations
and related assets of Republic Services,
Inc. in Miami-Dade County, Florida. In a
separate transaction, Waste Services, Inc.
acquired the Miami-Dade operations of DisposAll,
The combined purchase price of the two acquisitions
is $48 million. Certain assets, including
operating facilities, will become redundant
and be sold to reduce the investment. The
acquisitions are expected to add approximately
$28 million in annual revenue and $12.5 million
in EBITDA after synergies are realized.
Metso enters recycling equipment business
Metso and M&J Industries A/S, a company
controlled by Dansk Kapitalanlaeg, have signed
a sale and purchase agreement according to
which Metso will acquire 100 percent of the
shares of M&J Industries A/S, a Danish
company. The value of the transaction is
approximately $24 million.
This acquisition strengthens Metso’s position
as a supplier of recycling equipment and
services. M&J Industries offers a broad
range of mobile and stationary products for
M&J Industries is located in Horsens,
Denmark and has approximately 100 employees.
Its forecasted net sales in 2009 are approximately
Doosan Infracore announces new dealer
Doosan Infracore Portable Power has named
Arizona Generator Technology (Gen-Tech) an
authorized dealer of its Ingersoll Rand branded
line of generators, light construction equipment
and lighting systems.
Gen-Tech is a full-service company specializing
in power generation systems. The Company
has been in business since June 1990 and
services Arizona and southern Nevada.
Gen-Tech offers systems from 8 kilowatts
to 2000 kilowatts and adds to its fleet the
10 models of generators from Doosan Infracore
Portable Power ranging from 25 kVA to 570
Bohan and Brown join Waste2Energy Holdings
Waste2Energy Holdings, Inc. has appointed
Peter Bohan to the post of chief executive
officer in addition to his existing position
as president. The Company has also appointed
Craig Brown as chief financial officer.
Bohan succeeds Christopher d’Arnaud-Taylor
who will remain on the board of directors
and provide strategic consulting services
Prior to joining Waste2Energy, Bohan was
a strategic advisor to emerging technology
and manufacturing companies. He holds a mechanical
engineering degree from Heriot-Watt University
in Edinburgh and an MBA from Cranfield Institute
of Technology in the United Kingdom.
Craig Brown has more than twenty years’ experience
in accounting and finance. Prior to joining
Waste2Energy, Brown was chief financial officer
of Glades Pharmaceuticals, a $25 million
specialty pharmaceutical company.
Ditch Witch of Houston joins RAYCO network
RAYCO Manufacturing Inc. announced the addition
of Ditch Witch of Houston (DWH) to their
worldwide network of dealers.
DWH has over 40 years of experience meeting
the construction needs of the greater Houston
area. With a dedicated sales staff, six full-time
service technicians, two field-service trucks
and bilingual employees, DWH offers its customers
the best support and service.