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C&D Scrap Metal, one of the original scrap metal dealers in Houston, is expanding with a second scrap recycling location slated to open in early Fall 2015 in Northwest Houston.

Owner and chief executive officer Dennis Laviage and vice president Cynthia Laviage have specialized in sales and service of scrap metal in the greater Houston area since 1979. With a new eight acre location, C&D will create new jobs in Houston and provide convenience to customers in the Northwest Houston area.

Published in the September 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

The Novelis board of directors has named Steve Fisher as its president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Fisher previously held the position of chief financial officer and has been serving as Interim president and chief executive officer since April 2015. He will continue to serve as chief financial officer until a successor is named.

Since joining the company in 2006, Fisher has served in a number of positions. During his tenure as chief financial officer, Novelis invested approximately $2 billion to grow its business. Previously, Fisher served as vice president of strategic planning and corporate development where he spearheaded major strategic, corporate and financial transactions across the company, most notably the discussions that led to the acquisition of Novelis by Hindalco in 2007.

Published in the September 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Lori Scozzafava has joined Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) as vice president, operations officer. An experienced senior level executive, she has over 25 years of industry experience.

Prior to joining GBB, Scozzafava was most recently executive director of both the U.S. Composting Council and the Composting Council Research & Education Foundation, where she improved the organizations’ programs and influence, expanded membership value, and dramatically turned around finances.

From 1999 to 2013, she was a key part of the leadership of the Solid Waste Association of North America, which included nine years as deputy executive director supervising administration, membership, information technologies, and database implementation. During her tenure, she was instrumental in increasing membership and net assets and achieving overall growth.
Scozzafava also brings valuable public-sector experience as a former division manager, recycling services division, at the Maryland Department of the Environment. She directed the state’s $4 million program for 21 counties where she led a team of program managers and enforcement officers and managed public outreach; technical assistance; policy development permitting; contract management; enforcement; and coordination among organizations, businesses, state agencies and counties.

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., a sales division to a manufacturer of earthmoving equipment, has disclosed a new partnership with Bane Machinery Inc.

Under the new agreement Bane Machinery is given responsibility for the promotion, sales and service for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment in north, east and west Texas.

Bane’s corporate office is located in Dallas with additional locations in Tyler and Forth Worth, Texas. Each facility is equipped with parts and service centers, state-of the-art tools and factory certified technicians to support Liebherr customers in these areas.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Call2Recycle, Inc. has named Tim Michaels managing director of operations. With more than 15 years’ experience, Michaels is known for his expertise for domestic and international work in logistics, process improvement and operations management.

In his new position Michaels will manage all operational logistics of Call2Recycle’s battery collection and recycling program in the U.S. and Canada. In addition he will drive infrastructure enhancements with a continued focus on greater operational effectiveness and efficiencies.

Michaels has an extensive background in the sustainability and distribution sector, having previously managed operations at BlueLinx Corporation, GE Polymershapes and GE Supply. He has also served as the director of logistics at Ogin Energy, Inc., a wind turbine manufacturer, as well as Manager of global logistics for wind turbine and water purification projects at GE Power & Water.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Pro has acquired Waste Away Services, LLC, a full service hauling company serving approximately 1,850 customers in Elberton, Georgia. The operations will become part of Waste Pro’s existing Athens, Georgia location adding both staff and equipment.

Waste Away Services is one of three residential and commercial waste service and disposal companies acquired by Waste Pro in the past three months.

In April, Waste Pro acquired Henson Waste Disposal, adding the service operations into their Asheville, North Carolina division.

The third acquisition occurred in May, when Waste Pro acquired Liberty Waste Services. Liberty Waste is tucked in with the Waste Pro Charlotte, North Carolina regional operations.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News