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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as principal associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies and improve waste collection operations.

Pettit’s experience includes over 30 years in software technology in various management roles with Unix, Linux, and Windows systems, enterprise application servers, and mobile devices. He most recently spent eight years, in the waste industry, as executive vice president, chief technology officer, and vice president of research and development at Routeware, a provider of operations efficiency technology to organizations with fleets of vehicles.

He has in-depth knowledge of the waste vehicle’s environment and its hardware requirements; knowledge of many technology vendors in this space; understanding haulers’ needs for preparing a technology deployment; and understanding the dozens of performance measurements in improved operations with in-cab management.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal welcomed Jody Jackson as general manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall safety, maintenance, sales and accounting staff and functions of the commercial and residential operations for the company’s Callahan, Florida location which services customers throughout Nassau, Baker and north Duval, Florida counties as well as Camden, Charlton, and Brantley Counties in Georgia.

Jackson has more than 33 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He has held various manager-level positions in the solid waste industry and also previously owned his own company.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Bulk material handling equipment manufacturer, Masaba, said that Dave Olson is returning to their inside sales team.

Olson is a graduate of The University of South Dakota and was with Masaba for 10 years prior to pursuing other opportunities in 2013. He has experience in purchasing, logistics and outside sales.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Vecoplan, LLC has promoted Misty Turner to the position of assistant service manager. Responsibilities of her new position include connecting customers and field technicians with Vecoplan’s internal troubleshooting service technicians, via the phone and internet. She will also oversee the organization and scheduling of Vecoplan’s network of certified service personnel throughout North America. Ensuring that the right service people are where they need to be, when they need to be, with the right parts, to get all maintenance and service issues handled in a timely and professional manner.

Turner joined Vecoplan in March 2012 as a service administrator. She brings 10 years of management and service experience to her new job, including 3 years as accounts receivable manager at HEP Direct.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The board of directors of Nucor Corporation declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3725 per share on Nucor’s common stock.

This cash dividend is payable on August 11, 2015 to stockholders of record on June 30, 2015, and is Nucor’s 169th consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Gold Medal Services, LLC, a waste and recycling services company, disclosed that its operating subsidiaries have executed definitive purchase agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of Casworth Enterprises, Inc. and Blue River Resources, LLC.

Casworth Enterprises, Inc. provides commercial and residential waste collection services in southern New Jersey. The operations will be moved to Gold Medal’s Deptford, New Jersey Hauling Division. Casworth’s principal, Frank Holsworth, and his team will join the Gold Medal team.

Blue River Resources, LLC operates a material recovery facility (MRF) in Wilmington, Delaware. The MRF currently processes commercial and residential recyclables and is permitted to process construction and demolition materials. Blue River’s management team and staff will also join the Gold Medal team.

Gold Medal expects the transactions to close within 30 days, subject to final regulatory approval.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News