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Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. (KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens) was recently recognized for outstanding performance with the Astec Industries Founder’s Award for 2015.

The Astec Industries Founder’s Award was established in 2014 to annually recognize the top performing individual subsidiary of Astec Industries. Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. is one of three Astec Industries companies that make up KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, a worldwide leader in manufacturing equipment for the aggregate, construction and recycling industries.

Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. is the second Astec Industries company to be honored with the award. Last year, Johnson Crushers International – which is part of KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens – was named recipient of the award.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Elaine Donaghy has been appointed as the marketing manager for Fuchs at Terex in addition to her responsibilities with Terex Washing Systems, where she has worked since 2012. She will be responsible for the worldwide marketing function of Fuchs material handlers and will work closely with the sales, engineering and aftersales teams to fulfill Fuchs ongoing commitment to provide expertise, project management, and technical and service support.

She will work with the Fuchs team to develop and execute marketing strategies and tactics that support business objectives, implement product launches, execute campaigns and events, reinforce branding, achieve profit targets, and devise dealer tools and activities tools and applications to support the Fuchs global dealer network.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Recycling cart manufacturer MODRoto, headquartered in Madison, Indiana, has named J.R. Ryan president and chief operating officer.

A proven executive with a 30 year track record for driving revenue growth and profitability, Ryan is responsible for the overall business results including strategic direction and growth of the rotational molding company’s multiple business units, which include Poly-Trux recycling and laundry carts, Ship Shape material handling containers, Pool Shot Products pool, spa and recreational products, lighted furniture, wedding and event décor, fuel tanks, and custom rotational design and molding services. With successful tenures leading companies involved in textile manufacturing, linen and uniform rental, and management consulting, Ryan brings to the position a rare combination of veteran leadership experience and hands on, operational skills.

At MODRoto, Ryan plans to focus on providing a wide and diverse selection of high quality recycling carts with the superior customer service, speedy production rates and competitive cost structure required to meet the needs of the recycling industry.

A long-time advocate for community service, Ryan served on the board of trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs, Clifton, New Jersey for more than 10 years, helped raise funds for a multi-million dollar building addition that increased membership by more than 300 percent, and chaired its annual golf outing for several years.

Published in the March 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

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