US Shredder adds two
new staff members
The US Shredder and Castings Group announced
the addition of two staff members to the company recently.
Will Rushing joined the company as business and systems manager.
He will be located in the company’s Trussville, Alabama office.
Rushing will be supporting inside and field sales managers as
well as implementing a new parts and logistics system recently
installed by the company. Prior to joining the company, Rushing
served as a business analyst for Cellular South in Jackson Mississippi.
Kristi Quick also joined the company and will serve as controller.
She will be located in the company’s Mackinaw, Illinois office.
Prior to joining US Shredder, Quick served as a controller for
a construction firm in central Illinois.
Trekker Tractor signs with
Trekker Tractor, a Case dealership in Florida,
is the latest dealer to carry Chicago Pneumatic compressors,
generators, hydraulic attachments and handheld breakers and hammers.
Sam Silva, vice president of finance for Trekker Tractor, said
the company plans to open an Orlando branch by the end of 2010,
and Jacksonville and Tallahassee branches in the future. They
will have both heavy and light equipment at the locations, tailored
to meet local needs.
Veolia acquires assets
from Republic Services
Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc. has acquired certain
assets in southeastern Wisconsin from Republic Services, Inc.
Overall, the acquisition provides a new market area for Veolia
and fortifies the company’s existing operations.
The assets acquired by Veolia include the Mallard Ridge Landfill
in Delavan, Wisconsin, a hauling operation based in Racine; and
a transfer station, a single-stream material recycling facility,
and a collection operation located in Waunakee. While contiguous
to Veolia’s existing operations, the Waunakee assets service
the Madison area, which is a new market for Veolia. In addition,
collected waste will be internalized at various Veolia owned
Flip Screen USA appoints
Peter Bigwood as president
Flip Screen Australia Pty Ltd. has appointed
Peter Bigwood as president of its United States headquarters,
Flip Screen USA. In his new position, Bigwood is responsible
for North American sales operations, which includes identifying
new market segments and applications, building a sales team,
and developing new relationships with dealers and distributors.
Bigwood has more than 25 years of experience in the industry.
Prior to joining Flip Screen, he worked at Atlas Copco Construction
Tools, LLC where he served as president for 16 years.
Stericycle, Inc. to acquire
Healthcare Waste Solutions
Stericycle, Inc. announced that it had entered
into an agreement to acquire Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc.
On September 24, 2010, Stericycle, Inc. and SAMW Acquisition
Corp., entered into a merger agreement with Healthcare Waste
Solutions, Inc. (HWS).
HWS, a portfolio company of Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, provides
a resource management assessment and consulting program for all
waste streams to healthcare providers. It uses a customized process
to help customers reduce the risk of environmental fines and
penalties and helps them to meet their sustainability and cost
management goals. HWS also is engaged in the collection, transportation,
treatment and disposal of medical waste, universal waste and
other regulated wastes, sharps management services, safety and
compliance training, and other related businesses.
The total merger consideration is $245,000,000 in cash, subject
to various adjustments, including a reduction for HWS’s indebtedness
as of the closing date.
Concurrently with the parties’ execution of the merger agreement,
HWS stockholders holding a majority of its outstanding shares
of common and preferred stock entered into a voting agreement
with us to vote their shares in favor of the merger at the special
meeting of stockholders that HWS will call to obtain stockholder
approval of the merger.
The merger is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory
reviews, including clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust
Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
Accio Energy adds Jennifer
Baird as CEO
Accio Energy, Inc. announced that Jennifer
Baird, until recently president and CEO of Accuri Cytometers,
Inc., is joining the company as chief executive officer.
Baird will work with Accio co-founder, president and chief technology
officer Dawn White to drive Accio’s next stage of growth and
development. Baird will join White on the company’s board of
From 2005 to 2010, Baird was president and CEO of Accuri Cytometers,
a rapidly growing company developing and marketing life science
products for research and clinical use. Baird co-founded Accuri
and led the company from inception through development and commercialization.
She raised over $30 million in venture equity and debt funding
and achieved more than $10 million in sales, a global reach and
near-profitability in just five years’ time.
Previously, Baird was a key member of the senior management team
at Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc., a technology development
firm focused on using micro-electromechanical systems for medical
and scientific sensing applications. Earlier in her career, as
a vice president at Keane Consulting Group, she managed over
$10 million in projects and helped the firm quintuple in size
to over 150 staff. Baird began her career in commercial banking.
Steven Wintheiser joins
Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC indicated
that Steven Wintheiser has joined the firm, and will serve as
a senior project manager, focusing on landfill construction,
closure and infrastructure projects. Based in the Farmington
Hills, Michigan office, Wintheiser will assist clients in the
Midwest and around the country with construction quality assurance,
construction management, and operations and maintenance issues.
Wintheiser has more than 26 years in the environmental engineering
and construction field, specializing in landfill geosynthetics
and construction projects, including cell construction, capping,
and gas system installation. His expertise also extends to construction
management and environmental/geotechnical drilling operations.
In his most recent position prior to joining Cornerstone, he
served as senior director of landfill field services, where he
directed all construction quality assurance, construction management,
and drilling services for landfill construction sites around
the Midwest. Prior to that, he was a senior project manager,
leading permitting efforts.
E-Z Pack Manufacturing
adds dealer in Florida
E-Z Pack Manufacturing, LLC, a manufacturer
of refuse truck bodies and a supplier of OEM parts for waste
vehicles, announced that Waste Equipment and Parts, LLC, is its
new dealer in Florida.
Located in Tampa, Waste Equipment and Parts is a new company,
but with a veteran management team. The president of the company,
Dave Lance, has over 30 years of sales and management experience
in the waste equipment industry. Most recently, Lance was the
municipal marketing manager for RDK Truck Sales.
In addition to E-Z Pack refuse trucks, Waste Equipment and Parts
will offer roll-off equipment, street sweepers, grapple equipment,
vacuum trucks, plus carts and containers from other manufacturers.
The company is a full-service dealership, with sales, service,
and parts support for the brands they represent.
Buckhorn names director
of sales and marketing
Buckhorn, a North American business specializing
in reusable plastic packaging and material handling systems,
announced that Rob Tieman has been named director of sales and
In this new position, Tieman assumes all responsibility for conducting
the sales and marketing initiatives of Buckhorn, which is based
in Milford, Ohio.
Prior to joining Buckhorn, Tieman gained over 19 years of sales
and marketing management experience in industrial manufacturing
environments. Most recently, he held the position of vice president,
sales and marketing for Gold Medal Products Co. in Cincinnati,
Ohio, where he focused on servicing distributors and securing
key national accounts.
Also, at Aristech Acrylics LLC Tieman spent 12 years holding
various positions, including business director. Tieman’s duties
included new product and market development, ongoing service
sales and technical support, and negotiating supply contracts.
Trojan Battery appoints
Jeff Elder president
Trojan Battery Company, a manufacturer of
deep cycle batteries, has appointed Jeff Elder to the position
Elder, a five-year veteran of Trojan, served as chief operating
officer and chief financial officer guiding the strategic growth
of the organization. Prior to joining Trojan, Elder served as
chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Dynamic
Cooking Systems. Elder held the position of chief operating officer
and chief financial officer at Rand Technology, served as vice
president of finance at Avery Dennison and has held management
positions at Toshiba America, Emerson Electric and Arthur Anderson.
Elder’s expertise in finance, operations and strategic planning
spans over 30 years.
In his new position as president, Elder will report directly
to Rick Godber and be responsible for the overall strategic management
of all operations within Trojan Battery. Rick Godber will continue
in his role as chairman and chief executive officer focused on
future strategic direction for Trojan Battery Company.
Kirby-Smith to carry
Atlas Copco products
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Oklahoma City, is the
latest dealer to carry Atlas Copco’s line of compressors, generators
and tools for sale and rent.
Kirby-Smith Machinery was established in 1983 and is recognized
as one of the premier new and used heavy construction equipment
and crane dealers in the country, serving the construction, earth
moving, paving, road building, materials handling, compaction,
and demolition markets.
Business unit manager
of Casella USA appointed
Casella USA announced the appointment of Robert
Brauch to the position of business unit manager. He will report
directly to Jim James, president and CEO of Ideal Industries,
Inc., Casella’s parent company.
In his new role as business unit manager, Brauch is tasked with
the strategic planning and direction of the Casella brand throughout
North America, while managing the day-to-day operations of the
Casella USA office in Amherst, New Hampshire.
Brauch comes to Casella USA from PCB Piezotronics Inc., where
he was a member of the executive management team, developing
and implementing a strategic plan for corporate growth targets
as well as a long-term business unit vision for the company.
Prior to that, he served as international sales manager with
Metrosonics and as manufacturing manager with MXR Innovations,
Atlas Copco appoints
business line manager
Torbjorn Redaelli, president of Atlas Copco
Construction & Mining, announced the appointment of Shawn
Cheney as business line manager for Dynapac Road Construction
Equipment. Dynapac USA is part of the Atlas Copco Group.
Cheney comes from Volvo (IR) where he held various management
positions for the past 13 years working with distributor development
as well as company-owned stores. In that capacity he worked extensively
with road development products. Cheney has a mechanical engineering
degree from the Colorado School of Mines, as well as an MBA from