Upstate acquires Towanda
Iron & Metal
Upstate Shredding - Ben Weitsman & Son
announced the acquisition of the property and assets of Towanda
Iron & Metal, Inc., in an all-cash transaction. The closing
will take place on January 2, 2011. The Towanda Iron & Metal
scrap metal business, located at One River Street in Towanda,
has been serving the northeastern Pennsylvania area for over
60 years. M. Barry Aronson originally purchased the company in
1947 from Sol Spitulnik.
It will be renamed Ben Weitsman of Towanda.
Brad Aronson, the current president and owner, will manage the
location. All current managers and staff will remain to ensure
Craig A. Hunt
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation’s board
of directors has named Craig A. Hunt to the position of chief
administrative officer and general counsel. Hunt currently serves
as senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.
Hunt joined the legal department of the former Jefferson Smurfit
Corporation in 1990 and has served as general counsel for the
past 12 years. In his new role, he will be responsible for all
of the company’s non-financial corporate functions and will continue
to report to the chief executive officer.
Three elected to American
Solar Energy Society Board
The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has
elected three new members to its board of directors.
Mary Guzowski, associate professor of architecture at the University
of Minnesota, represents the solar buildings division. She works
on Minnesota’s Initiative for Renewable Energy in Architecture
(reARCH), and is the author of the books Daylighting for Sustainable
Design and Toward Zero-Energy Architecture.
David Panich, LEED AIA, an owner at Panich + Noel Architects
in Parkersburg, West Virginia, represents the ASES Sustainability
Division. A 1971 graduate of the Ohio University School of Architecture,
he has been designing passive-solar and energy-conserving residential
and commercial buildings throughout his career. He serves on
the board of Green Energy Ohio.
Phil Smithers is technical services leader in the renewable energy
unit of APS, Arizona’s largest electric utility company. He represents
the ASES Clean Energy Division. His background is in civil, structural
and mechanical design and project management and transmission
Universal increases stainless
bar base prices
Universal Stainless announced a base price
increase of 3 percent on all stainless bar products effective
for all new orders placed, shipping January 1, 2011 forward.
IESI-BFC selects new
president and COO
IESI-BFC Ltd. has selected Joseph Quarin to
serve as its president and chief operating officer, effective
immediately. Quarin will succeed Mickey Flood, current president
of the company. Flood will become a vice chairman of the company
and IESI Corporation, IESI-BFC Ltd.’s United States subsidiary.
Quarin will immediately assume responsibility for all of the
company’s operations. This appointment is the result of a comprehensive
succession planning process led by the company’s board of directors,
and will help ensure a smooth transition of operational responsibilities
within the organization.
Quarin currently serves as the company’s executive vice president
and has been with the company since its inception in 2000. Prior
to this year, Quarin held the position of executive vice president
and Canadian chief operating officer, was chief financial officer
from February 2002 through September 2005, and vice president,
finance from July 2000 through February 2002.
David Lockwood to board
EnergySolutions, Inc. has added David Lockwood
to its board of directors. Lockwood is a founder and managing
partner of ValueAct SmallCap.
Prior to founding ValueAct SmallCap in 2006, Lockwood was chairman
and CEO of Liberate Technologies, a provider of software to digital
media companies. Lockwood also previously served as vice chairman
and CEO of Intertrust Technologies Corporation, a company that
develops software for digital rights management and licenses
Newpark Resources hires
Jeff Juergens has been named president of
Newpark’s Mats and Integrated Services and Environmental Services
businesses. Juergens will also serve as an executive officer
of the company and will be based in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Before joining Newpark, Juergens held the position of chief executive
officer of B&B Oilfield Services, where he successfully led
and refocused the company to regain profitability. Previously
from 2007 to 2009, he was at Omni Energy Services, where he led
the company’s Seismic Drilling Division as general manager. Prior
to 2007, he served SPS International, a wellbore cleanup tools
and technology company, as vice president international operations,
with responsibility for the development of operations in Canada
and Latin America. Juergens began his career with BJ Services
and also worked for Baker Hughes.
Midpoint renames its
container systems business
Midpoint International indicated that its
recycling container business is now CleanRiver™ Recycling and
Waste Stream Systems. The announcement coincided with the announcement
that founder Bruce Buchan is assuming the new position of CEO
and that David Jarrett has been named president.
Bruce Buchan started Midpoint International in 1990 as a distributor
of office recycling products. Buchan is now CEO and assuming
the role of “recycling ambassador.” As such he will work with
organizations, government agencies, customers and other recycling
advocates on ways to improve waste stream management and programs
to make recycling more effective.
Jarrett joined the company as general manager in 2008 after holding
management positions with Wiremold and Hubbell. An advocate of
lean manufacturing, Jarrett has introduced continuous improvement
initiatives, Kan Ban ordering and Kaizen to sharpen the company’s
response time for custom orders.