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Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Walt Niziolek as the new vice president of operations and supply chain.

Niziolek joins Morbark at a time of continued business growth to take charge of supply chain and site operational requirements. This includes managing local, U.S. and overseas vendors and suppliers, all warehouse and distribution activities, quality initiatives and liaising with business unit engineering support.

Niziolek’s extensive expertise includes holding many previous senior leadership roles in manufacturing with companies such as CPG Building Products and Pride Mobility Products, where he specialized in deploying standardized work and other lean initiatives to improve safety, quality, delivery, supply chain management and cost.

Prior to his 20 plus years in manufacturing operations, Niziolek served as a captain in the U.S. Army, where he held multiple leadership and staff positions, both in peacetime and periods of conflict.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment (CP) has added three new members to their team with the appointments of Jonathan Cook to vice president, Holly Boutot to marketing communications manager and Justin McKenzey to area sales manager for the Southeast.

All three appointments are effective immediately.

Cook takes over for John Vogel, who is retiring after holding the position for the past eight-plus years. As vice president, Cook’s responsibilities include assisting in developing and implementing sales and marketing activities to achieve CP brand targets and goals. He will also identify, develop and manage sales.

Cook brings nearly 20 years of experience with Atlas Copco, where he held positions as a business development manager and regional sales manager.

Holly Boutot will be responsible for positively promoting the name, image and reputation of CP to their customer base, stakeholders and employees.

Boutot comes to CP from Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, where she collected 30 years of experience in marketing and communications.

Justin McKenzey is the Southeast area sales manager. McKenzey will be responsible for growing all CP product sales through both the rental and dealer channels in his territory.

Prior to his new position with CP, McKenzey worked with Atlas Copco Construction Equipment as their areas sales manager for rental. He also previously worked with Sunbelt Rentals as a sales associate.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of CGS Services, Inc. (CGS). Based in Morristown, Indiana, CGS services a 14 county area in central and eastern Indiana through a vertically integrated network of solid waste collection, recycling, and disposal assets that generates annual revenue approaching $30 million.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

ACV Enviro, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, has acquired Walker Industrial Services, Inc. a 26 year old industrial services provider in the Northeast. Walker’s Skowhegan location will operate as an ACV Enviro Service Center, allowing ACV Enviro to expand its operations and broaden its current Maine market share. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ACV Enviro intends to integrate the operations of Walker into its Northeast Region which includes existing operations in Massachusetts and Maine. ACV Enviro’s Northeast Region is managed by Steve Ganley, regional general manager and Dean Crosby, general manager- Maine operations.

Walker’s daily operations and project management will remain unchanged. Jeff Chase, operations manager for Walker, will continue to play an instrumental role in managing customer relationships.

Published in the March 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Dan Gallagher took his position as the 2017 chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at a ceremony during the association’s 62nd Annual Meeting.

Caterpillar Inc. will locate a limited group of senior executives and support functions in the Chicago area later this year and reaffirmed the ongoing importance of its presence in Peoria and Central Illinois.