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Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe, elected its new president Mark Kenrick from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd. Mark takes over from Roberto Bertaggia (Gruppo M&G), who chaired Petcore Europe since it was established two years ago.

Kenrick is the chief executive officer of Lotte Chemical UK Ltd, the UK manufacturer of PET. A mechanical engineer by background, he has experience in technical, operational and general management roles.

Another board member stepped down, Stephen Short (Indorama). He is replaced by Carlos Molina from CEPSA.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Luther Peoples has been named electrical department manager at Vecoplan, LLC.

Peoples’ new responsibilities include overseeing aspects of the design engineering, programming, production and quality control teams at Vecoplan.

Previously an electrical QC engineer at Vecoplan since 2006, Peoples brings 33 years of combined experience in electronics and industrial controls to his new position. Starting as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he studied Advanced Applications of Electronic Warfare, he also worked as an electronics technician at Bekenton USA, Inc. before joining Vecoplan.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Clean Harbors, Inc., a provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, and Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc., a provider of environmental solutions to energy end-markets, disclosed that a definitive agreement has been reached, whereby Clean Harbors will acquire Nuverra’s subsidiary Thermo Fluids Inc. (TFI) for $85 million in an all cash transaction.

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, TFI provides environmental services in 21 U.S. states through a network of 36 permitted facilities. The company operates a fleet of trucks and rail cars in servicing more than 20,000 customers.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

MECO Miami Inc., Miami, Florida, now offers Atlas Copco’s Dynapac asphalt and soil rollers and pavers. MECO Miami also carries Atlas Copco air compressors, light towers and handheld tools.  

The 43 year old family-owned company sells, rents and services a wide range of new and used equipment and parts.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Bridgestone Commercial, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), has appointed a new president in the commercial tire division. As president, Commercial OTR, Taylor Cole will be responsible for leading Bridgestone’s North American commercial and strategic direction. Taylor will be instrumental in harnessing resources for continued growth of the division, solidifying Bridgestone’s commitment to the mining, construction, aggregates, as well as road and bridge and port business segments.

Taylor most recently served as managing director of all U.S. new equipment and aftermarket business units at Howden North America Inc. He has also served in executive roles at Intergraph Corporation, Sandvik Mining and Construction and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from the University of Florida. Taylor served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Aleris has completed the sale of its recycling and specification alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings for an aggregate of $500 million in cash and $25 million in Signature preferred stock.

The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and 6 in Europe that offer a wide range of metal recycling services and specification alloy products.

The sale of the recycling and specification alloys businesses represents a step forward in the company’s transformation to a pure play rolled products company.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News