Dick elected to Aluminum
The Aluminum Association announced that K.
Alan Dick, executive vice-president and president of Rolled Products
North America for Aleris, has been elected to the Association’s
board of directors. Effective January 1, 2012, Dick will become
the executive vice-president and CEO of Global Recycling at Aleris.
Dick has served as executive vice-president and president for
Rolled Products North America since September 2009. Previously,
he has served in various other roles for Aleris including senior
vice-president and general manager for Rolled Products North
America from December 2007 until his promotion. He also served
as senior vice-president of Global Metals Procurement and vice-president
Before joining Aleris in 2004, Dick was the director of raw material
purchasing for Commonwealth Industries and held other supply
chain positions during his tenure at Commonwealth Industries.
Before joining Commonwealth, Dick was vice-president and general
manager for the Pacific Region of Ideal Metals, and began his
career at Pechiney SA of Canada. He held several positions within
Pechiney SA including vice-president and general manager.
East Manufacturing names
Jim Edwards has joined East Manufacturing
as western region manager. Edwards replaces Ron Downs, who is
Edwards will be responsible for sales and support of all East
product lines. He will be assisting dealers and fleets on sales
and training, as well as working to expand the company’s dealer
network in the Midwest and Western regions.
For the last four years Edwards has been a Midwest sales representative
for another trailer manufacturer. Prior to that he was a manufacturing
advisor to a major truck manufacturer where he earned a Six Sigma
Green Belt certification. Edwards also has over 17 years of management
and/or sales experience with three motor carriers. Edwards will
maintain an office in the Kansas City, Missouri, area.
Kolberg-Pioneer adds to
Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. has hired Daniel Tolrud
as an electrical engineering programmer in the engineering department.
Tolrud, who earned his Associate’s degree in electro-mechanical
engineering from the Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota, will work primarily on the control systems of the
FT product line. He previously worked as a technician and electrician
at energy and electric companies in Sioux Falls.
Eric Smith joins City
Carton as facilities manager
Eric Smith, Wapello, Iowa, has been hired
as recycling facilities manager of the Mt. Pleasant, Muscatine,
and Creston City Carton Recycling Facilities.
Smith oversees all operations of the three facilities. He is
responsible for implementing a marketing plan for the plants
in order to market products and services offered by City Carton
Recycling with goals to maximize customer service, vendor relations,
sales and profits. Smith is also responsible for building needs,
equipment needs, and personnel at the recycling locations He
reports to City Carton Recycling vice president of operations,
Smith has over 13 years of management experience. Most recently,
Smith was responsible for 80 teammates as the Shopko Stores LLC,
store manager, in Burlington, Iowa.
Upstate Shredding adds
two new executives
Two scrap industry veterans have been tapped
to help lead the Upstate Shredding-Ben Weitsman & Son family
of companies into the next phase of development and expansion.
Norb Klebanski, who worked for Liberty Iron & Metal for nearly
24 years as a senior buyer, has been named commercial manager
for Ben Weitsman of Scranton and Ben Weitsman of Liberty. In
his previous position, Klebanski called on industrial scrap accounts,
steel mills, and foundries in seven states and Canada, buying
for the company’s shredders. He will have similar duties at Ben
Weitsman of Scranton as well as Ben Weitsman of Liberty, which
will open later this fall.
E.J. Watson has been hired as operations manager to oversee the
company’s Riverside Engineering 10,000 hp mega shredder located
in Owego, New York, the new Riverside Engineering mega shredder
being installed at Ben Weitsman of Rochester, and nine feeder
yards. Originally from Gary, Indiana, Watson has more than thirty
years’ experience in the scrap industry.
For the past 20 years, Watson was chief of operations for Tube
City and Tube City IMS where he oversaw operations at new and
existing facilities along with all projects, repairs, upgrades
and new installations of processing equipment.
Waste Connections to
increase cash dividend
Waste Connections, Inc. announced that its
board of directors has declared a 20 percent increase in the
regular quarterly cash dividend on the company’s common stock.
The regular quarterly cash dividend, which increases from $0.075
per share to $0.09 per share, was payable on November 16, 2011,
to stockholders of record on the close of business on November
2, 2011. The board intends to review the quarterly dividend each
October, with a long-term objective of increasing the amount
of the dividend.
S+S Inspection expands
to a more central location
S+S Inspection has moved its headquarters
from Niagara, New York, to a more central location in Bartlett,
The move to and organization of the new facility was managed
by S+S North America general manager, Werner Fleps, who is responsible
for the effective operation of the total S+S business in North
America, including the enhanced design and manufacturing capability.
The new building incorporates an optical sorting line for recycling
customers and an applications laboratory with a complete range
of X-ray inspection and metal detection equipment for the food
and plastics industry sectors of the S+S business. These facilities
allow potential customers to witness real time tests using their
own materials and products, particularly important for X-ray
applications in the food industry.
The existing sales and distribution capability has grown with
the appointment of Tracey Hartje and Tony Rampino to strengthen
the sales capability in the food and plastics markets respectively.
Both have considerable technical and sales experience, know their
markets and have already made significant contribution to the
continued expansion of S+S in North America.
David Curry named sales manager at Vecoplan
David Curry has joined Vecoplan Integrated
Controls (VIC) as the national sales manager. Curry will be responsible
for overseeing the continued growth and strategic development
of VIC’s existing markets for OEM control panels and complete
integrated control systems.
VIC has recently expanded their operations and Curry’s addition
is a key component of this expansion. Curry brings a decade of
sales management experience and 21 years of field sales experience
to his new position.
Wentworth appointed product manager for
Mike Wentworth has been appointed to the position
of product manager, surface drilling equipment (SDE), for Atlas
Copco Construction Mining Technique USA LLC. In his new role,
Wentworth will report directly to Maurice Hunter, business line
manager – SDE for Atlas Copco CMT USA.
Since 2007, Wentworth has served as branch manager in Ludlow,
Massachusetts, adding sales responsibility for New England to
his duties in 2008. He joined Atlas Copco in 1994 as the service
technician for the Southeast region of the United States and
was promoted to service manager for the northeast in 2000. In
2005, he was appointed to product support – SDE, and moved to
branch manager two years later.
In his new position, Wentworth will support field sales personnel,
as well as providing training to the sales force on product features
Solar Energy opens Massachusetts office
Aegis Solar Energy Inc. has expanded its solar-power
business and operations across the whole of the New England region
and opened a news sales and project engineering office in Sudbury,
Massachusetts, to service its expanded clientele.
Located approximately 20 miles west of Boston, Aegis Solar’s
new office will be headed by Claude Colp, who recently joined
Aegis Solar as director of engineering services. In addition
to Colp, the office will initially accommodate approximately
15 people, comprised of sales, engineering and support staff.
The company’s headquarters are located in Branford, Connecticut.
elected to EREF board of directors
The board of directors of the Environmental
Research and Education Foundation (EREF) announced the election
of its newest members:.
Frank Busicchia began his career with Oshkosh Corporation in
1997, as a regional sales manager covering the Northeast United
States; which came to include McNeilus Truck & Mfg. products
when Oshkosh acquired them in 1998. Most recently he was promoted
to vice president of sales in September, 2010.
James M. Little has been senior vice president – engineering
and disposal at Waste Connections since February 2009. He was
the division manager in Ohio, where he was responsible for the
operations of ten operating companies in the Northern Ohio area.
Packaging Institute names chairman of board
The Glass Packaging Institute announced that
Joseph R. Grewe, president and CEO of Verallia North America,
has been named chairman of its board of trustees.
Grewe succeeds Rich Crawford, chief technology and operations
officer at O-I, who is stepping down from the board after a successful
tenure as chairman. Miguel Escobar will serve as O-I’s new representative
on the board.
Additionally, associate member Bill Breunig of FMC Corporation
is joining the GPI board of trustees, succeeding Scott Schreiber
of OCI Chemical Corporation. For 2012, the board of trustees
will also include members Jim Fredlake of Anchor Glass, John
Gallo of Gallo Glass, Peter Leone of Leone Industries, Deon Van
As of MillerCoors, John T Shaddox of Vitro Packaging and associate
member Bill Waltz of Strategic Materials.
Environmental Center receives award
Community Environmental Center (CEC) has received
a Service Merit Award from New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority, announced Richard Cherry, CEC’s founder
The award is specifically “For dedication and commitment providing
energy services to the multifamily market.”
Cherry founded CEC in 1994. CEC is the largest weatherization
provider under New York State’s Weatherization Assistance Program.
appointed to Liberty Tire’s board
Liberty Tire Recycling, a provider of tire
recycling services in North America, appointed Fred J. Florjancic
to the company’s board of directors.
Florjancic served as CEO and president of Safety-Kleen, a parts
cleaner, industrial waste management and oil recycling and re-refining
company in North America, from 2004-2009.
Florjancic joined the company from SPX Corp., of Charlotte, North
Carolina, where he served as president of its specialty engineered
products group since 2001, and was responsible for six companies
that manufacture industrial filters, hydraulics and capital equipment.
Prior to SPX, he spent 15 years with Brunswick Corp., beginning
in 1985 as vice president of finance and treasurer, and later
serving as global president and CEO of the indoor recreation
Florjancic serves on the board of directors of Elkay Manufacturing,
where he is chairman of the finance committee, and is chairman
of the board for Ramsey Industries, Inc.
names new CEO to Industrial Services Division
Veolia Environmental Services North America
Corp. appointed Darryl Schimeck to president and CEO of Veolia
ES Industrial Services, Inc.
As president and CEO of Veolia ES Industrial Services, Schimeck
will be responsible for managing the overall operations, including
implementing programs designed to provide direction and structure
to ensure the company’s growth.
Schimeck joins Veolia from Atlantic Plant Services, Inc. and
United Anco Services, Inc., both members of The Brock Group family
of industrial services companies, where he has served as president
since 2008. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of K2 Industrial
Services, Inc., and executive vice president of Kenny Industrial
He started his career with Waste Management, Inc., where he spent
16 years and held several positions of increased responsibility
in business development and operational management.
adds MacDonald as new board member
Enerkem Inc. has announced that Larry MacDonald
has joined its board of directors. MacDonald spent 30 years at
NOVA Chemicals Corporation in senior executive functions.
Larry MacDonald was senior vice president and CFO when he retired
from NOVA Chemicals in December 2009.
hires new vice president of finance
Harris welcomed Colin Thackray to the Harris
team as vice president of finance. Thackray’s responsibilities
will be to lead the accounting and IT departments.
Thackray joins Harris from a background in manufacturing, most
recently working with Superior Essex Magnet Wire division. He
has over 13 years corporate finance experience.