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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

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., (HCEA) has appointed Ernesto Lopez as service manager – construction equipment. In his new role, Lopez manages the HCEA service, warranty and training teams that support the company’s dealers and customers.

Lopez joins Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas after serving for seven years as director of product support operations for a leading construction equipment manufacturer. His 20 plus year career in the industry includes management positions with a global manufacturer of construction and forestry equipment and a leading equipment rental company. Lopez also has nearly 15 years of experience as an officer in the U.S. military.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

BACE, a global manufacturer of balers and compactors for the recycling and waste disposal industries, has appointed Michael Pond as its new director of sales for the southwest regions of North America and Mexico. Pond will be responsible for sales and marketing growth in the region, along with new-product exploration and opening up alternative mainstream markets.

Pond joins the BACE team from RiverRoad Waste Solutions in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, where he served as director of sales. He brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and technology for various products and industries, including distribution, manufacturing and third-party management.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Akro-Mils has named Chad Gunder plant manager for its Sandusky, Ohio, manufacturing facility.

Before his assignment at Akro-Mils, Gunder joined Buckhorn Inc. in June 2008 as operations manager in the Springfield, Missouri plant. In that position, he was in charge of the facility’s injection molding production group and all supporting departments, such as maintenance, tooling and new product development.

Prior to joining Buckhorn, Gunder was program manager for Schoeller Arca Systems in Detroit, Michigan; a journeyman machine repairman for Masco Tech in Royal Oak, Michigan; and an Aviation Mechanic for four years in the U.S. Navy.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as principal associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies and improve waste collection operations.

Pettit’s experience includes over 30 years in software technology in various management roles with Unix, Linux, and Windows systems, enterprise application servers, and mobile devices. He most recently spent eight years, in the waste industry, as executive vice president, chief technology officer, and vice president of research and development at Routeware, a provider of operations efficiency technology to organizations with fleets of vehicles.

He has in-depth knowledge of the waste vehicle’s environment and its hardware requirements; knowledge of many technology vendors in this space; understanding haulers’ needs for preparing a technology deployment; and understanding the dozens of performance measurements in improved operations with in-cab management.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News