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American Pneumatic Tools (APT), a provider of construction and industrial equipment, has named Joshua Djokic as the area sales manager for their southeast region, effective immediately.

In this role, Djokic will be responsible for managing sales throughout the southeast region of the U.S. covering the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Additionally, he will develop new and existing customer relationships while expanding the APT brand.

Prior to joining APT, Djokic most recently worked as a branch manager for United Rentals where he was recognized as South Florida District’s Branch Manager of the Year.

Published in the January 2018 Edition

ALLU USA Inc. named Sonoran Process Equipment Company (SPEC), with locations in Ogden, Utah, and Elko, Nevada, as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer™ material processing attachments.

The company provides sales and rental of ALLU’s unique screener crusher buckets and soil stabilizing equipment, and offers complete aftermarket service and spare parts for customers in Nevada and Utah.

Founded in 2002, SPEC evolved as Metso Minerals’ acquisition of Svedala Industries created an immediate need for a local trained staff with experience in aggregates and mining. Calling upon its combined 100-plus years of industry experience, SPEC continues to offer the finest equipment and aftermarket service available for the aggregates, construction, mining, power generation and industrial markets. Under new ownership in 2017, SPEC continues the long tradition of service and support in the Utah and Nevada markets. 

Published in the January 2018 Edition

Republic Services, Inc. named Jon Vander Ark chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2018. As COO, Vander Ark will be responsible for operationalizing the company’s strategy and executing its business plan across its field operations.

Additionally, he will have functional responsibility for all operational support departments, including safety, engineering, environmental compliance and fleet management, which includes the seventh largest vocational truck fleet in the country. Vander Ark will continue to report to Don Slager, president and chief executive officer.

Prior to this appointment, Vander Ark was executive vice president, operations, responsible for maximizing Republic’s field performance, ensuring superior service delivery, and achieving financial and operational results across the Company’s operations in the eastern half of the U.S., which represents approximately $5 billion of Republic’s annualized revenues. Previous to this, he oversaw the western half of the company’s operations.

Prior to Republic, Vander Ark served as partner at McKinsey & Company’s Detroit office, managing clients across a variety of industries, including transportation, logistics, manufacturing and consumer products.

Published in the January 2018 Edition

Morbark, LLC has completed the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. (Rayco). This transaction represents the first addition since affiliates of the private equity firm Stellex Capital Management LP acquired Morbark in 2016.  

Rayco is dedicated to the design and production of a line of environmental equipment. The current range of Rayco products includes stump cutters, crawler trucks, forestry mulchers, multi-tool carriers and attachments, brush chippers and the all new AT71 aerial trimmer.

The transaction is a strategic fit for both companies. Rayco brings a lineup of equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories.  

Rayco founder, John Bowling, will continue his work with the team to develop new products and help improve the company’s existing product lines. He will continue to have an economic interest in the combined business and will be a member of Morbark’s board of directors.

Published in the January 2018 Edition.

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a moving, removing and holding metal company, has appointed Kevin Miller as general manager of the company’s primary manufacturing facility in Newton, Kansas.

Bunting Magnetics Co. also has operations in suburban Chicago, Illinois; DuBois, Pennsylvania; and the United Kingdom. Miller will oversee all Newton operations including production, inside sales, engineering and purchasing.

Based in Newton, Kansas, Miller draws on nearly three decades of experience in manufacturing operations. Most recently, he was director of operations at Ametek Advanced Industries, a supplier of components and systems for the aerospace and defense industries. His manufacturing experience also includes operations and assembly positions at the Boeing Company and Spirit Aerosystems.

Published in the January 2018 Edition.

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) has named Jacy Bolden as the first full-time director of the California Carpet Stewardship Program.

Bolden comes to CARE with extensive experience in product stewardship, waste and environmental policy as the founder of the consulting firm The JBC Groups. Her work includes corporate sales, solid waste systems, recycling and composting operations and non-profit management, as well as municipal and local government program operations and policy development. In 2004, she was named Recycler of the Year by the California Resource Recovery Association.

In collaboration with Peoples and the CARE team, Bolden will be responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the Program, including delivering services to its target audiences to increase reuse, recycling and diversion of post-consumer carpet discards in California.

Published in the January 2018 Edition.