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Kevin Kelly took his position as the 2016 chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at a ceremony during the association’s 61st Annual Meeting. As chairman, Kelly is responsible for guiding NAPA’s efforts to support the asphalt pavement industry.

Kelly is president and chief executive officer of Walsh & Kelly, based in Griffith and South Bend, Indiana. The company operates five permanent asphalt plants and offers civil contracting services, including excavation, grading, and paving, throughout northern Indiana.

Priorities for Kelly’s term as NAPA chairman include legislative issues, market share concerns, and pavement performance.

Kelly has long been a strong voice for the asphalt pavement industry, traveling regularly to Capitol Hill to discuss infrastructure and funding issues with members of Congress. He has served on the NAPA legislative and PAC committees since 2007, and he was vice chairman of the MAP-21 Reauthorization Task Force. More recently, Kelly chaired the NAPA Pavement Performance Task Group, which has developed common-sense strategies for mix design and construction practices that can help ensure asphalt pavement performance and durability.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Caterpillar Inc.’s board of directors has elected Denise Johnson, currently vice president with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division, as group president of Resources Industries. The appointment follows the recently announced retirement of Ed Rapp.

Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 as the general manager of Caterpillar’s Specialty Products business unit where she had responsibility for nearly 20 facilities around the world. She came to Caterpillar after a 22 year career with General Motors. A year later, she was elected vice president of the Diversified Products Division with responsibility for industries including forestry, paving and on-highway trucks. In 2013, she became vice president of the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division overseeing major operations in Caterpillar’s largest division at the time. She was named to her current role in 2014.

Johnson graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. She earned dual master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Johnson is a member of numerous outside boards.

Her move is effective April 1, 2016. Johnson’s successor will be named at a later date.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Sonoco Recycling’s Mike Pope has been promoted to general manager and president of Sonoco Recycling, LLC.

Pope most recently served as commercial director for Sonoco Recycling and has been an instrumental part of the Recycling leadership team for the past five years.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Clothing recycler American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) has acquired a clothing collection facility in Indianapolis.

ATRS, based in Houston, Texas, purchased the clothing and shoe collection facility formerly owned by Retail Management Specialists of Eastern Missouri LLC, which operates Red Racks and Team Thrift stores.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Genesis Attachments chose Mike Booth as regional manager for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Booth will cover New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and eastern Pennsylvania for the demolition, scrap and material handling industries.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Covanta Environmental Solutions, has acquired Chief Industrial Services, a privately-held environmental services company located in Wisconsin. The acquisition will expand and complement Covanta’s existing capabilities in the Midwest, following the 2015 acquisition of Milwaukee-based Advanced Waste Services.

This most recent acquisition adds two locations to Covanta Environmental Solutions’ current asset base and increases a portfolio of services and customized solutions to current and future customers. Chief specializes in tailored non-hazardous waste management and industrial cleaning services for industrial and commercial customers in the Midwest.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News