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Fuchs announces a critical appointment to the North American after-sales support team for Fuchs® material handlers. Noah Devine will lead all aspects of service, parts and warranty efforts for the material handlers and will work closely with distributors and customers to develop training and support programs. He reports directly to Thomas Sandrock, the Global Director of Product Support & Quality at the Fuchs factory in Germany, to improve customer support response time throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Before joining Fuchs, Devine was the recycling maintenance manager for Republic Services in Lakeland, Florida. He also worked as the U.S. Asset manager/operations manager for OneSteel Recycling and as the asset manager, MRB for Schnitzer Steel.

Devine will work with Fuchs distributors and customers from the Fuchs North American headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Connections Inc. has purchased select non-core hauling assets of Red River Waste Solutions, based in Dripping Springs, Texas. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Waste Connections purchased Red River’s hauling operation in Rapid City, South Dakota, which provides solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services. The transaction combines the two largest waste management participants in the South Dakota market.

Founded in 1988, Red River is a solid waste management and recycling company specializing in residential and commercial solid waste collection, hauling and landfill management. The company provides services to residential and commercial customers, primarily in the southern U.S., including Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, as well as Iowa and Texas.

Published in the July 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

United States Steel Corporation disclosed that Stephen J. Girsky was elected to the company’s board of directors. His term as a director became effective April 26, 2016.

Girsky is president of S.J. Girsky & Company, an independent advisory firm, where he advises senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and policy makers. He has been a member of the General Motors board of directors since 2009 and has served as a senior advisor to General Motors Company (GM) since 2014. Girsky is also a director at Valens Semiconductor Ltd., a provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed high-definition multimedia content. His extensive career includes more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Girsky previously served as GM vice chairman from 2010 to 2014, during which time he oversaw global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Ventures LLC and global research and development while also serving as chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board. From 2011-2013, Girsky also held responsibility for GM’s global purchasing and supply chain function.

Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Petersen Industries, Inc., manufacturer of grapple trucks and bulky waste collection systems, is expanding their dealer network with the recent addition of Eagle Truck Equipment in Pennsylvania. Their territory will include all counties east and to the south of Williamsport down to Penn State, a total of 32 counties in the eastern half of the State of Pennsylvania.

Eagle Truck Equipment has been servicing the waste, recycling and material handling needs of Pennsylvania since it opened its doors back in 1980. Their knowledgeable sales staff have been in the industry for over 25 years. Eagle prides itself on its dedicated service department that handles everything from oil changes to wheelbase and frame alternations, as well as paint needs in their 11,000 sq.ft. heated paint booth.

Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal, an integrated environmental services company, has completed the acquisition of certain accounts of Arwood Waste, Inc., based in Florida, which serves the five county area in addition to Glynn and Camden counties in Georgia.

The acquisition includes roll-off collection accounts and will be operated out of the Jacksonville commercial facility. Arwood Waste will continue to operate their temporary roll-off, demolition and nationwide waste brokering businesses under their existing brand name.

Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Recycle Track Systems (RTS), a waste and recycling technology company headquartered in New York City, has hired Amy Marpman as director of sustainability, and appointed Arthur Curcuru as a member of the board of directors.

Amy Marpman, RTS director of sustainability, brings nearly a decade of expertise in recycling and waste management services. Prior to RTS, Amy served as chief operating officer for Great Forest Inc., a company that developed sustainability solutions to clients nationwide, ranging from Fortune 500 businesses to educational institutions, hotels, retailers and property management companies. While there she managed the waste brokerage division, and also helped develop key services including comprehensive waste audits, waste metrics verification and recycling program standardization across portfolios. She has advised on commercial solid waste issues for New York City and is on Urban Green’s monthly programs committee.

Curcuru is the current vice president – controller and chief accounting officer of Soulcycle Inc. He previously worked as senior vice president – controller and chief accounting officer of Hudson Global, Inc., a multi-national public company professional staffing firms. Curcuru began his career working for over nine years at KPMG LLP, a big four public accounting firm servicing large multi-national public companies as well as start-up organizations.

Published in the June 2016 Edition of American Recycler News