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Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. disclosed that RECO Equipment, Inc., headquartered in Belmont, Ohio, acquired Republic Crane LLC with locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Florence, Kentucky. In agreement with Liebherr, these locations will now operate under the full-line Liebherr contract selling and servicing the earthmoving and material handling product lines.

RECO is an established Liebherr dealer representing the full product line in multiple locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana since 1994.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently named Paul Brenner of Brenner Recycling (Hazleton, Pennsylvania) and Scott Miller of Sims Metal Management (New York, New York) to its board of directors. Both will serve as directors-at-large through the 2016 term.

Paul Brenner, a third generation scrap dealer, is president of Brenner Recycling. Brenner has served as Mid-Atlantic
Chapter president.

Scott Miller is chief corporate counsel  for Sims Metal Management (SMM), having joined SMM as legal counsel and environmental manager in 1997.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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The New York Product Stewardship Council (NYPSC) elected four new members to its board of directors and elected new officers. The new board members are:

  • Kenneth Armellino, P.E., director of environmental science and community affairs for Covanta, Dumont, New Jersey.
  • Todd Ellis, director, Stewardship Programs, Call2Recycle, Inc. Lincroft, New Jersey.
  • David Hirschler, director waste prevention, NYC Department of Sanitation, Queens, New York.
  • Maite Quinn, manager of business development and marketing, Sims Municipal Recycling, Westfield, New Jersey.

Newly elected officers are:

  • Chair: Andrew Radin, director of recycling and waste reduction, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency, Syracuse, New York.
  • Vice chair: Dawn Timm, director of the Environmental/Solid Waste Management Division of the Niagara County Department of Public Works, Lockport, New York.
  • Secretary: Kevin Voorhees, principal associate Barton & Loguidice, P.C., Syracuse, New York.
  • Treasurer: Resa Dimino, principal Radimino & Associates, Kinderhook, New York.

    Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Jeanie Dubinski will take over the role of vice president of business development of Big Truck Rental, LLC. Additionally, Dubinski will serve on Big Truck Rental’s board of directors.

Dubinski will oversee Big Truck Rental’s business operations including sales, marketing, communications, and business development.

Prior to Big Truck Rental, Dubinski was chief legal officer of Waste Pro USA, Inc., where she oversaw all legal matters and assisted with various business lines, including the operational units of the company. She received B.A. from Youngstown State University, Ohio and a J.D. degree from Stetson University, College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dubinski serves the National Waste & Recycling Association as president of the Women’s Council and co-chair of the Future Industry Leaders Alliance. In addition, she serves on the board of Central Florida Association of Corporate Counsel.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) disclosed the results of the 2014 board of director election. New board members include:

  • Gary Bilbro, president of NewGreen Consulting, LLC
  • Jack DeBell, development director of the University of Colorado Recycling
  • John Frederick, executive director of the Intermunicipal Relations Committee
  • David Juri Freeman, recycling program manager, city and county of Denver
  • Marjorie Griek, executive director, Colorado Association for Recycling
  • Doug Hill, president of EcoVision Environmental
  • Gary Liss, zero waste consultant of Gary Liss & Associates
  • Antonio Rios, president of Puerto Rico Recycling Coalition
  • Will Sagar, executive director of the Southeast Recycling Development Center
  • Michael Van Brunt, director of sustainability of Covanta.

    Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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As part of its family succession planning process, Vermeer Corporation stated that third-generation family member, Jason Andringa, will serve as the company’s next president and chief executive officer effective November 1, 2015.

On November 1, 2014, Andringa will assume the role of president and chief operating officer for one year, after which he will transition to the role of president and chief executive officer of Vermeer Corporation. He currently serves as president of Forage and Environmental Solutions.

Mary Andringa, current president and chief executive officer, will assume the role of chief executive officer and chair of the board November 1, 2014. Mary will transition exclusively to chair of the board November 1, 2015.

Bob Vermeer, current chairman of the board, will assume the role of chair emeritus. The honorary role for individuals who served as Vermeer chief executive officer or chair of the board will be effective November 1, 2014.

Published in the October 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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