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Brockport, New York based Sunnking Incorporated has recently acquired Coast 2 Coast Electronics Recyclers of Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse, New York. Sunnking has been a leader in the electronics recycling industry since the company’s founding in 2000. R2 and Rios Certified, the EPA Quality Award winning company of 2013 now has a brick and mortar presence in the City of Syracuse to better serve the Central New York market and beyond.

Coast 2 Coast has served the Syracuse community for many years providing pick up, data destruction and recycling of electronics.

Sunnking is ready to build on the solid foundation Coast 2 Coast has established in the Syracuse market and beyond.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Sims Metal Management chief executive officer Galdino Claro disclosed that Robert Kelman, managing director of European Metals, retired from Sims on June 30, 2015.

Kelman had been managing director of Sims’ European Metals division since July 1, 2014. Kelman will remain as a consultant to Sims for a period of time after his retirement.

Kelman has been involved in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Kelman previously held the positions of president and chief operating officer, Metals Recycling for Sims Metal.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Liberty Tire Recycling has appointed Scott W. Whitney as chief executive officer effective immediately. Whitney will succeed Bill Fry, who served as chief executive officer through the company’s successful financial restructuring, completed in March 2015. The recapitalization of the company involved Third Avenue Management LLC, Redwood Capital Management LLC and Knighthead Capital Management LLC, among others.

Whitney was previously chief executive officer of Greenwood Fuels, an renewable energy company, from 2012 to 2015. Before his tenure at Greenwood Fuels, Whitney was with Covanta Energy, where he served in senior management and executive roles from 1987 to 2012.

He most recently served as president of Covanta Holding Corporation’s European group. Prior to that, he served as vice president of business development at Covanta Energy Group Inc. and oversaw the development of Covanta’s waste-to-energy, independent power and water and wastewater treatment businesses in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Novelis appointed H.R. Shashikant to the position of senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective immediately.

Shashikant was previously group executive president, group human resources, for the Aditya Birla Group (ABG), the Mumbai-based conglomerate of which Novelis is a part. In his new role, Shashikant will be based at Novelis’ global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

In his 29 year career, Shashikant has held progressively senior human resources leadership roles in a number of global organizations. He joined ABG as a vice president in 1999 and was instrumental in setting up human resources systems, processes and Centers of Excellence across the group. In 2013, Shashikant received ABG’s Outstanding Leader Award.

Shashikant succeeds Leslie W. Joyce, Ph.D., who has left Novelis to pursue other career opportunities.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Houston-based Waste Management has sold its recycling facility located in Des Moines to Mid America Recycling.

The facility, one of Des Moines’ largest recycling operations, will run under the name Mid America Recycling. It will be run by several principals who originally developed the Mid America plant, including Mid America president Mick Barry. The new team also includes Kelley McReynolds, vice president, co-owner and general manager, Lincoln operations; and Scott Emery, co-owner and general manager, Des Moines operations.

“We feel that now is the right time to re-enter the recycling market in the Des Moines area,” said Barry, a former owner of the company.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Paul Cooke has been appointed regional president Americas and president and chief executive officer of Bosch Rexroth Corporation U.S.  

Cooke joined Bosch Rexroth in 1982 and has served in positions of senior leadership at Bosch Rexroth in the United Kingdom and Germany, most recently as senior vice president sales and industry sector management for Machinery and Engineering. Cooke has over 30 years of experience in both industrial technology and general management. He received his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Berend Bracht, who is currently regional president Americas and president and chief executive officer of Bosch Rexroth Corporation U.S. is resigning from the organization for personal
reasons.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News