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UNTHA Shredding Technology America, Inc. continues to grow and has added another member to its staff. Located in Hampton, New Hampshire, UNTHA America is a division of the Austrian-based UNTHA shredding technology GmbH, a provider of size reduction equipment for the recycling industry. Joining the U.S. team is Ethan Illsley as a service technician. Illsley will be trained to service the entire UNTHA line of shredding machines. He will provide maintenance and repair services, and will ultimately also have the ability to rebuild machines from the ground up should the need arise. Illsley will work out of the Hampton headquarters but will also travel throughout North America to service UNTHA clients.

Illsley is a recent graduate of the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, New Hampshire and is currently apprenticing under Frank Payson, UNTHA senior service technician at the Hampton headquarters. Later, he will travel to Austria for an extended training program.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Altronix has added Adam Belkowitz as western regional sales manager.

Previously, Belkowitz had been instrumental in promoting Altrtonix products in California as a sales representative with Somerville Security Associates, Inc., an Altronix business partner.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) has voted nine members on to their board of directors.

The new and re-elected members will each serve three year terms.

Following are the board members:

  • •Stephen Bantillo, executive director, Recycling Certification Institute.
    •Robert J. Bylone, Jr., executive director and president, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center.
    •George Dreckmann, Strategic Initiatives coordinator, City of Madison, Wisconsin Streets Division.
    •MaryEllen Etienne, chief executive officer, Reuse Institute.
    •Bob Gedert, department director, Austin Resource Recover, City of Austin, Texas.
    •Brent Hildebrand, vice president of operations, Alpine Recycling & Waste.
    •Maite Quinn, business development and marketing manager, Sims Municipal Recycling.
    •Lisa A. Skumatz, principal consultant/research, Skumatz Economic Research Associates and Econservation Institute.
    •Melissa Young, assistant director, Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions.

    Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Akro-Mils has named David Hawking regional sales manager for the company’s Midwest sales territory. Based in the Chicago, Illinois area, Hawking will report to Doug Trasatt, Akro-Mils’ director of sales and marketing.

Hawking comes to Akro-Mils as an experienced and successful sales management professional with a background in providing security-related products to the transportation, logistics and electric utility markets.

He previously was national sales manager for North America at TydenBrooks, Inc. in Angola, Indiana, and he had several sales positions at E.J. Brooks, Inc. in Livingston, New Jersey.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Covanta Environmental Solutions has acquired Waste Recovery Solutions, Inc. (WRS) and Chesapeake Waste Solutions, two privately held environmental services companies located in Pennsylvania. The acquisitions will expand Covanta’s industrial material management network and capabilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, complementing previous acquisitions of similar businesses in the Midwest and Carolinas. In total, the acquisitions completed to date are expected to contribute approximately $80 million of annual revenue.

These two acquisitions add four locations to Covanta Environmental Solutions’ current asset base and allow for continued expansion of a comprehensive suite of environmental services offerings. These offerings include treatment, storage, disposal and recycling of industrial waste, secure destruction of consumer products, reverse distribution of highly regulated pharmaceuticals through a Drug Enforcement Agency registered site, and environmental consulting.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), an independent recycling and waste diversion services provider, has been awarded exclusive six year commercial and residential contracts to deliver recycling and waste collection services for the City of Highland Park, Illinois. Services begin January 1, 2016.

In 2014, LRS earned more than $110M in revenue, largely fueled by a significant expansion of new and existing business in education, retail, municipal and residential service markets throughout Chicagoland.

LRS operates five material recovery facilities in Illinois, and is the recipient of Chicago Public Schools’ coveted Best Partnership Award for suppliers who demonstrate superior commitment to students and a strong track record of collaboration.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News