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Kormann Rockster Recycler GmbH entered into an agreement with two industry recycle veterans to form Rockster Recycler North America and bring its line of products to North America. These include Rockster Recycler’s patented jaw/impactor duplex system and its electric hybrid crushing and screening plant. Partners Stu Gamble and Brian Barlow and their team are in the process of selling direct as they develop and support a recycle, demolition and aggregate focused independent dealer network throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Stu Gamble has developed and managed North American sales for several years with various market-related mobile and track-mounted equipment manufacturers, and Brian Barlow and his company Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing have provided sales development and marketing services to several recycle and aggregate equipment manufacturers since 1991.

The new headquarters is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with the Parts & Service Center located in Webster, Massachusetts.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Morbark, Inc. has promoted Larry Voelker to vice president of engineering and product development. Over the past two and half years, Voelker has served as director of engineering responsible for the planning and implementation of all engineering activities and providing the strategic technical leadership in continuous improvement of equipment and process capability.

Prior to joining Morbark, Voelker’s extensive experience includes engineering, program and business manager positions at Moog – QuickSet International; IMM, Inc. and AAR Mobility Systems.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Republic Services, Inc. has named Robert A. Maruster, executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer, responsible for the company’s expansive field operations, which include 170 business units encompassing 29,000 employees across 39 states and Puerto Rico; 336 collection operations; 199 transfer stations; 190 active landfill operations; and 64 recycling facilities. Additionally, Maruster will be responsible for safety & environmental compliance; operations support; and fleet management, which encompasses the eighth largest vocational truck fleet in the country. He will report to president and chief executive officer, Don Slager.

Maruster is joining Republic from JetBlue Airways Corporation where he was the airline’s EVP, chief operating officer, a position he assumed in 2009. In this role, he was responsible for the safe and reliable operations of nearly 900 daily flights to over 85 cities in 16 countries with a mixed fleet of 200 aircraft. He joined JetBlue in 2005 and held key leadership positions.

Prior to JetBlue, Maruster held a variety of leadership roles at Delta Air Lines, including running the Atlanta hub as vice president, operations and customer service.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Covanta disclosed that John G. Waffenschmidt, vice president of environmental science and community affairs, has been reappointed to the Pennsylvania Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJAB) by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo.

The EJAB is charged with overseeing the implementation of DEP’s Enhanced Public Participation Policy to protect the health of local communities, especially communities with the greatest concentration of environmental risks. Among the group’s objectives is to ensure that the DEP maintains a proactive approach to Environmental Justice (EJ) within the state, and increase the level of environmental monitoring in low-income and minority communities.

In addition to his work at Covanta, Waffenschmidt also serves the Product Stewardship Institute Advisory Council, the Regional Plan Association, Long Island Chapter, and was a member of the original workgroup that helped establish the Pennsylvania EJAB. He also participates in different policy forums and gives lectures related to sustainability. His second consecutive two year term will extend through 2016.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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ADS Waste Holdings, Inc., operating as Advanced Disposal, disclosed that Michael K. Slattery has been appointed senior vice president and general counsel following the departure of Scott Friedlander who recently left Advanced Disposal to pursue other opportunities. Slattery will serve as a member of the executive committee and as corporate secretary.

Prior to joining Advanced Disposal, Slattery most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for Veolia Environmental Services North America for eight years with responsibility for the management of the law department and all legal affairs in North America. Prior to joining Veolia, Slattery served as vice president and deputy general counsel for Fruit of the Loom, Inc. with responsibility for the management of legal affairs throughout North America, Canada, Europe, North Africa and Latin America. Prior to Fruit of the Loom, he served as vice president and general counsel for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. and as general counsel for several major North and Latin American operating divisions for Waste Management, Inc. over his 15 year career with Waste Management.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Hendrickson has acquired the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Austrian Frauenthal Group along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe.

“This acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” stated Gary Gerstenslager, president and chief executive officer Hendrickson. The transaction will close later this year.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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