Smurfit-Stone chooses new senior VP and manager
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation announced
the appointment of Michael Exner as senior
vice president and general manager of the
company’s Containerboard Mill Division, effective
January 1, 2010. Exner reports to Steve Klinger,
Smurfit-Stone’s president and chief operating
Exner’s career in the paper industry spans
31 years and includes a variety of leadership
positions with International Paper (IP) and
Most recently, he served as International
Paper’s vice president of manufacturing for
During his 29 year tenure with IP, Exner
also served as pulp and operations manager;
mill manager for the company’s Vicksburg,
Missouri, and Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, facilities;
and director of manufacturing for IP’s commercial
printing and imaging papers division.
Mechel appoints new chief executive officer
Mechel OAO announced appointment of the new
chief executive officer for Mechel’s East-European
Viktor Dyshlevich was appointed chief executive
officer for Mechel’s East-European Steel
Division effective from October 26, 2009.
At this position he succeeded Vyacheslav
Shmyga who has taken the position of chief
executive officer for Mechel-Workshop
headquartered in Chelyabinsk.
Prior to this appointment since 2005 Dyshlevich
worked as chairman of the board of directors
of SC Laminorul steel plant, Romania. From
2003-2005 he was chairman of the board of
directors of Dan Scan Steel, Danish steel
company. Before that time from 1994 he worked
as director of a private business company,
steel industry being its activities area.
From 1986-1994 he held various executive
positions at Belarusian Steel Works.
Bulk Handling Systems to construct recycling
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has signed a
$15.7 million contract to design, manufacture
and install single stream and mixed commercial
processing equipment for a new materials
The facility is the Shoreway Recycling and
Disposal Center located in San Carlos, California.
It is managed by the South Bayside Waste
South Bay Recycling is a joint venture between
Community Recycling and Potential Industries
and will operate the system.
The system incorporates the latest in screening,
optical, and air separation technologies
and is designed to maximize the recovery
of marketable commodities, yielding minimal
residual material and reducing disposal costs.
It is capable of processing up to 45 tons
of material per hour.
EPA chooses several new regional administrators
United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced
several of President Barack Obama’s selections
for new regional administrators.
Regional administrators for the EPA are responsible
for managing the agency’s regional activities.
They promote state and local environmental
protection efforts and serve as a liaison
to state and local government officials.
Shawn M. Garvin was chosen to be the agency’s
new regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic
region, Region 3. This region encompasses
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Shawn M. Garvin has worked for EPA Region
3 for more than 10 years and currently serves
as EPA Region 3’s senior state and congressional
liaison. In that position he serves as the
primary contact to Congressional delegations
and state and local officials throughout
the region. He joined EPA in 1997, serving
as special assistant to the regional administrator.
Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz was chosen to
be the Agency’s regional administrator for
EPA’s region 6. This region encompasses Louisiana,
Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and
66 Tribal Nations.
Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz is an associate
professor at Southern Methodist University
in Dallas, Texas, where he has taught environmental
and civil engineering. For the past 15 years,
Armendariz has worked in a variety of research
and academic positions and has published
several research papers.
Jared Blumenfeld was chosen to be the Agency’s
regional administrator for EPA’s Region 9.
This region encompasses California, Arizona,
Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and
over 140 Tribal Nations.
Jared Blumenfeld is currently the director
of the San Francisco Department of Environment
where he spent eight years as the primary
environmental decision-maker for 28,000 city
staff and a $6.5 billion budget. He also
managed the San Francisco Recreation and
Parks Department which oversaw 242 world-class
parks and recreational centers including
facilities such as Golden Gate Park, Candlestick
Park, and Harding Park PGA golf course.
Nucor CFO Terry Lisenby announces plans to
Nucor Corporation chief financial officer
Terry S. Lisenby announced his plans to retire
at the end of this year, after 24 years of
service with Nucor. Lisenby began his career
with Nucor in 1985 as manager of financial
accounting. In January 2000, he was promoted
to chief financial officer, treasurer and
executive vice president.
Effective January 1, 2010, James D. Frias
will be promoted to chief financial officer,
treasurer and executive vice president.
Exodus Machines chooses four for director
Exodus Machines, a manufacturer of material
handlers for the scrap and waste markets,
has named four members to director positions
within the company. Named were Adam Bennis,
director of engineering; Erik Finstad, director
of finance; Marisa Ring, director of human
resources; and Justin Bacon, director of
Adam Bennis comes to Exodus with a wealth
of engineering experience, most recently
as project engineer for a forestry heavy
equipment manufacturer. As director of engineering,
Bennis will oversee all engineering-related
efforts at Exodus.
As director of finance, Erik Finstad oversees
all of corporate accounting and finance,
IT, legal, insurance, banking relationships
and interaction with state and federal agencies.
Before joining Exodus, Finstad was a business
development consultant to Dover Corporation,
and chief financial officer for Anderson
Lubricants, Inc., of Superior, Wisconsin.
Prior to assuming her position at Exodus,
Marisa Ring spent eight years as a technical
writer/marketing assistant, as well as customer
service representative at Genesis Attachments,
also of Superior, Wisconsin. At Exodus, she
will oversee all activity related to human
resources and technical publications.
Justin Bacon is another veteran of Genesis
Attachments where he headed up the company’s
rebuild program. He is responsible for overseeing
material procurement, shipping/receiving,
and inventory control.
Advanced Clean Tech completes acquisition
Advanced Clean Technologies, Inc. has completed
the acquisition of American Petroleum Solutions,
Inc., (API), which holds an exclusive license
for an oil sludge removal technology.
“This strategic addition to our company,
strengthens our offering in the oil and gas
industry and accelerates our growth plans,”
said Russell Kidder, CEO.
API has more than 15 years of experience
providing a wide range of green services
including environmental remediation, soil
remediation and other services for the oil
and gas industry.
E-Z Pack names Greg Podell president and
Greg Podell, a 25 year veteran of the waste
management equipment industry, has been named
president and chief executive officer at
E-Z Pack Manufacturing, LLC, a manufacturer
of refuse trucks and parts.
Podell most recently served as chief operating
officer at Wastequip, Inc., a manufacturer
of waste handling and recycling equipment,
where he was responsible for steering the
organization toward improved production methodologies,
product standardization, and financial results.
Prior to his role as COO at Wastequip, Podell
spent six years as president of the company’s
Galbreath subsidiary, where his accomplishments
included impressive customer growth with
the nation’s largest waste collection companies
and ISO 9001:2000 certification. Podell also
served eight years as Galbreath’s vice president
of sales and marketing after starting his
career in sales.
Morbark and HTI partner for waste-to-power
Morbark, Inc. a manufacturer of wood reduction
equipment announced an agreement with Heat
Transfer International (HTI) of Kentwood,
Michigan. HTI is a technology company providing
turnkey waste-to-energy systems which create
renewable energy through SALT™ gasification
of biomass. The agreement, which will create
dozens of green jobs in Michigan, includes
a manufacturing agreement for Morbark and
an equity investment in HTI.
Morbark’s investment in HTI is in line with
the company’s vision of sustainable energy
through responsible forestry.
Michael Larson elected to Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. announced that its
board of directors elected Michael Larson,
to serve on the Company’s board of directors
effective October 28, 2009. The Board further
appointed Larson as a member of its compensation
committee and its nominating and corporate
Michael Larson is the business manager of
Cascade Investment, LLC and is the chief
investment officer for William H. Gates III.
Cascade Investment, LLC. and the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation Trust own in the aggregate
approximately 15 percent of Republic Services,
Inc.’s common stock.
Call2Recycle appoints Sirjord as board chairman
Call2Recycle announced the appointment of
Andrew Sirjord as chairman of the board
of directors, tasked to guide the company
through strategies designed to spur growth
and development. Sirjord has been a board
director with the organization since 2006,
and was appointed chairman due to his distinct
knowledge of environment and energy related
products, as well as his strong background
in legal affairs.
Harsco expands services to UK with acquisition
Harsco Corporation announced its acquisition
of Nicol UK Ltd., a multi-disciplined provider
of industrial insulation services, site services
and scaffolding to major petrochemical, energy
and industrial clients throughout the UK.
Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition strengthens Harsco’s position
in the UK industrial sector by offering customers
a multi-disciplined service package that
combines Harsco’s extensive scaffolding expertise
and resources with Nicol’s additional capabilities
for thermal insulation and cladding, site
cleaning and industrial painting. The privately-held
Nicol UK has annual sales of approximately