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Genesis Attachments announces Jeff Adams has joined the company as vice president, general manager.

Previously with Waukesha Bearings/Dover Corporation for ten years, Adams progressed through senior level roles in finance, operations and general management. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of the Engineered Fluid Film Bearings business unit, the company’s largest business unit, achieving significant revenue and earnings growth. His nearly 30 years of professional experience also includes financial leadership roles in several companies including Rexnord Corporation.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Eriez® president and chief executive officer Tim Shuttleworth promoted Mike Mankosa to executive vice president-global technology. Mankosa was previously Eriez’ vice president of operations, a role he held since 2004.

Mankosa will oversee the technology interests of all Eriez products as well as future technology acquisitions.

As executive vice president-global technology, Mankosa’s responsibilities will include guiding Eriez’ product technology focus, leading the collaboration of Eriez’ technical expertise across global enterprises and directing the development of technology solutions to enhance Eriez’ strategic goals worldwide. He will report directly to Shuttleworth.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Spectronics Corporation has appointed Daniel Tristan as its international sales manager for the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Before joining the company, Tristan was director of sales and marketing at Dreyfus Global Trade, an export management company serving the automotive, heavy duty and industrial markets.

In his new role, Tristan’s responsibilities will be to support and increase sales by managing Spectronics’ existing distribution networks in these territories. He will also be instrumental in developing business by identifying new markets and establishing additional distributors where needed.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Drax Biomass named Peter Madden as chief executive officer of U.S. operations.

Madden brings nearly 30 years’ experience in the forestry industry and will play a critical leadership role as Drax’s workforce and investment in the United States grows. Madden will guide the overall strategy and oversee day-to-day operations in the United States.

Madden most recently served as the vice president of renewable energy and supply chain for Plum Creek Timber Company. Madden began his career in forestry in 1988 as a field technician with the Westvaco Corporation in South Carolina. In 1992, he joined Georgia-Pacific Corporation where he held various positions.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), board of directors confirmed the selection of David Biderman as its next executive director and chief executive officer.

Biderman has worked at the National Waste and Recycling Association and its predecessors for 18 years, most recently as vice president of government affairs and general counsel.

Before coming to in the waste industry, he worked as an environmental and transportation attorney at Steptoe & Johnson, a Washington DC based law firm.

Biderman holds a degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned a B.A. in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

He becomes only the third executive director/chief executive officer in SWANA’s 54 year history, following H. Lanier Hickman (1978 to 1996) and John H. Skinner (1996 to 2015).

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Petcore Europe, the Brussels based association representing the PET value chain in Europe, elected its new president Mark Kenrick from Lotte Chemical UK Ltd. Mark takes over from Roberto Bertaggia (Gruppo M&G), who chaired Petcore Europe since it was established two years ago.

Kenrick is the chief executive officer of Lotte Chemical UK Ltd, the UK manufacturer of PET. A mechanical engineer by background, he has experience in technical, operational and general management roles.

Another board member stepped down, Stephen Short (Indorama). He is replaced by Carlos Molina from CEPSA.

Published in the May 2015 Edition of American Recycler News