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Navistar recently held a grand opening of its used truck reconditioning center in Melrose Park, Illinois. The event signaled a new chapter for the Diamond Renewed certified brand of used International® trucks.

With the closure and sale of the Indianapolis Center, Navistar reviewed potential replacement options and decided on co-locating to the Melrose Park prototype and testing facility, near Chicago. “One of the greatest advantages of a centralized reconditioning center is the ability to work hand-in-hand with the on-site product engineering and prototype team in order to fully understand product durability and use this knowledge to provide the highest level of service to our customers.” said Jeff Heichel, vice president, used truck operations, Navistar.  

A centralized reconditioning center supports used truck activities by examining the Diamond Renewed reconditioning process to ensure a consistent product is available to all international dealers and Navistar’s own 15 used truck sales centers. Additional benefits of the reconditioning center include the ability to handle large transactions in a timely fashion, ensure quality improvements and meet internal cost targets.

The Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park is fully scalable to meet demands and includes a wash bay, detailing and paint booth, welding room and a parts storage area.

Navistar plans to relocate its nearby international used truck sales center to its Melrose Park facility in the new year, creating a flagship location that incorporates full range capabilities provided by the new reconditioning center.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ProMed Waste Solutions LLC, a comprehensive medical waste disposal company servicing the entire state of Florida, has acquired American Medical Transporters, Inc.

The acquisition of the Largo based company marks the third acquisition since September of 2015 for ProMed Waste Solutions, continuing an aggressive strategy to increase service route density by providing more resources within key geographic markets.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The addition of American Medical Transporters, recognized as the oldest medical transport company licensed in Florida, supports the company’s goal of leading the way in compliance, safety and customer service.

ProMed Waste Solutions was founded in 2011 with operations in the Orlando area, and steady demand has since expanded their services state-wide. The privately held company is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, with additional operation facilities outside Miami and outside Orlando.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Wastebuilt Environmental Solutions, LLC, a provider of parts, service, and equipment for the waste and recycling industry, announced that Greg Podell will transition from chief executive officer to vice chairman of the board. Taking over day-to-day responsibilities at Wastebuilt is chief operating officer Dave McKeon, who joined the company in February 2016.

McKeon will assume operating responsibility. McKeon joined Wastebuilt with considerable experience managing all facets of industrial distribution, manufacturing, and service. Prior to joining Wastebuilt, he spent nine years as president of C&H Distributors, where he ran its North American operations. His extensive operating experience also includes leadership positions with McMaster-Carr Supply, Beckley Cardy Group and USABlueBook.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. has appointed Chris Bowers as president, chief executive officer and director of GETH with immediate effect. Gary De Laurentiis will continue in his role as chairman of GETH and will lead on business development activity for the company. For the foreseeable future, Bowers will also continue in his role as president of Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc.

Bowers is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant who has worked all over the world. He spent two decades in the high tech industry working with senior leaders in many companies, including the president and chief executive officer of Philips Electronics; and he was a member of the executive staff at Applied Materials. During his business career, Bowers has established, grown and downsized country operations, founded and led consulting practices, led numerous company functions, and been involved in M&A deals and integrations. In the last few years Bowers has also been directly involved in philanthropy and pro-bono work with Stanford Hospital, with Santa Clara University both in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and in the Business School; with Second Harvest Food Bank and with The Tech Awards. Bowers started his career with the British military, serving for 5 years with the UK Special Forces.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, expanded its representation in the North American market to include Kirby-Smith as part of its dealer network. Kirby-Smith will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Oklahoma.

Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac crawler carriers to serve the pipeline industry with customizable equipment that accommodates various pipeline applications. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds – Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as hydroseeders, vacuum excavators and tack rigs. With the addition of the versatile Terramac product line Kirby-Smith also plans to identify and expand into other markets.

The team at Kirby-Smith will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support for Terramac products. Kirby-Smith’s knowledgeable staff has been fully trained in the application, sales, parts and service side of the Terramac product line and stands ready to offer prompt and professional customer support.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is a distributor of heavy construction equipment, industrial equipment and cranes. Kirby-Smith serves the construction, paving, industrial, aggregate, pipeline/oilfield service and various other industries with 10 full-service locations.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

TruStar Energy, developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has hired John Snell as its chief financial officer. Snell comes to TruStar Energy with over 15 years of accounting, operations, and finance experience in public, private, and multinational corporate settings.

Snell, a California State University graduate, spent the last 13 years with the accounting firm Moss Adams, serving in various audit, consulting, accounting, operations and finance rolls. Most notably, he was named a partner in the firm in 2014. Snell has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy operations, financial planning, forensic accounting, internal audit and risk management.

As the leader of the southwest region of Moss Adams Business Risk Services, Snell helped companies comply with SEC and GAAP reporting regulations, increase profit, and design corporate structure. He has given speaking engagements for nationally recognized associations on various industry leading topics including PCAOB changing landscape, COSO framework 2012 and FATCA compliance.

Additionally, over the past five years Snell has directed forensic investigations leading to sizable cost recoveries. He has operationally driven efficiencies in inventory costing, revenue recognition and expense management.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News