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Bandit Industries has hired John Mocny to serve as the company’s chief executive officer.

Mocny joined the Bandit team in February 2016, bringing decades of engineering and management experience from previous leadership roles with General Motors and Caterpillar. Mocny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Engineering Science and Management degree from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Bandit owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey remain involved with the operations and management of the company. Jerry Morey continues to serve as president of Bandit Industries.

After numerous relocations for work over the past 23 years, Mocny said he and his wife decided to return to Michigan to be closer to family.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, disclosed the appointment of Gregory C. Wolf as its chief executive officer effective immediately.

Wolf has over 20 years of leadership experience in renewables and most recently served as president of Duke Energy Renewables.

At Duke Energy, Wolf led the integrated renewable energy business, delivering high growth results and a strong operational track record. Prior to assuming the president role, Wolf was senior vice president of development for Duke Energy’s commercial unit, where he created Duke Energy’s solar and biomass business and managed a national development pipeline.

Wolf’s strong energy industry experience also includes serving as vice president of General Electric’s Power Systems business as well as GE Capital Group.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Harlow Frederick Dodge has been named chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling.

Dodge joins the Leigh family of companies after working with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the Building products, paper, chemical, mining and textile industries as well as small private equity groups driving aggressive EBITDA growth through performance improvement.

Over the last two decades, Dodge has been employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation starting out on the shop floor and rising to executive vice president over the gypsum division. Dodge will utilize his extensive experience of Lean Six Sigma practices, strategy deployment, operational restructuring, risk management, and operations excellence to improve and grow the already successful Leigh and ICE operations and product lines.

Dodge has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Organizational Development/Business Administration and Economics from Vanderbilt University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has appointed Scott Rainwater as national service manager. In his new role, Rainwater will lead Hyundai’s district service manager team that supports the company’s North American authorized dealer network for its construction equipment product lines. He also will manage Hyundai’s technical training teams for both construction equipment and forklift.

Prior to his promotion, Rainwater worked for three years on the Hyundai service team. Before joining Hyundai, Rainwater gained extensive experience as a dealer field service technician for a variety of construction equipment OEMs. He also worked as a dealer service manager in the Atlanta market for 10 years, which provided him with great insight into dealership operations and challenges.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting® Magnetics Co., the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, announced lower prices on its line of MagLift™ Magnetic Lifters. Prices have been reduced by an average of 30 percent, depending on the model. Most prices on these magnetic products are now the lowest in the industry.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Robert (Bob) Korkos has been named national sales manager – mobile division at Vecoplan, LLC.

Responsible for managing sales of Vecoplan’s full line of Shred Trucks, Korkos begins his tenure by overseeing the launch of Vecoplan’s new MST Series which employ AXO dual shaft, pierce & tear shredders on both full sized and non-CDL truck chassis. Other responsibilities of his new position include working with Vecoplan R&D in the development of technologies.

Korkos brings over 30 years of industrial equipment and fleet management experience to his new position, with the last 14 years in the secure document & data destruction industry.

In 2002 Korkos established his first start up, Guardian Document Shredding Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the  years, he grew the mobile shedding service company, then negotiated its sale to a Fortune 500 Company in 2006. After the acquisition he worked a six month stint as a consultant during the transition. Moving south, in 2007 Korkos founded Automated Shredding, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina. Also a shred truck based secure destruction provider, the success of Automated Shredding drew the attention of another Fortune 500 Company, which acquired it in 2015.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News