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Vortex Global has hired Stephen Eastick. In his new role, Eastick will be responsible for the oversight of sales and rep groups throughout Europe, doing so through customer site visits and rep network relations to ensure all necessary tools are provided to further the sales of Vortex’s diverse product lines.

Previously, Eastick was an integral member of the Vortex Global internal sales team from 2011 to 2015. In that time, he was tasked with managing Asian markets. Most recently, Eastick was employed as an external salesperson for Eclipse Magnetics, where he had great success working with manufacturing OEMs and end users throughout the UK.

Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Company Wrench Ltd., joined Bandit Industries’ network of equipment dealers, offering Bandit whole tree chippers and The Beast® horizontal grinders.

Company Wrench Ltd., focuses on the manufacturing, sales, rentals, parts and service of scrap, demolition and construction equipment.

Published in the September 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Urban Solar named San Juan Lighting Corp as its representative in Puerto Rico and neighboring islands.

San Juan Lighting has focused on high end lighting and other architectural product sales for more than four decades. It will now provide a comprehensive package of off-grid solar LED lighting solutions from Urban Solar, for uses including pathways, bikeways, parking lots, street lighting, and perimeter security lighting.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, has signed an agreement to acquire Global Magnetics, Inc. The Florida based company sells and distributes magnetic systems and mineral separation equipment designed and built by Master Magnets Ltd. throughout the U.S., Canada, Central America and South America.

In January 2017, Bunting Magnetics Co. acquired Master Magnets Ltd, a trusted brand of industrial magnetic separation equipment including eddy current separators, permanent and electro magnets, including overband magnets, drum magnets, magnetic head pulleys and suspension magnets sold through a worldwide network of distributors, including Global Magnetics, Inc.

The company’s growth in these markets will be led by new sales team member Rich Evangelista, business development manager, aggregate, mining & minerals. In his new role, Evangelista is responsible for growing the Master Magnets Ltd. line of equipment in these markets throughout the Americas.

Evangelista has more than 21 years of material handling and magnetic separation equipment sales experience. Most recently, he worked in sales and customer service at Wiese USA, a Wichita, Kansas-based material handling equipment provider. He will based at the company’s global headquarters in Newton, Kansas.

Terms of the acquisition of Global Magnetics, Inc. were not disclosed.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Travis Body & Trailer, Houston, has honored C.M.C. Trailer Distributors, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, as its #1 Dealer for 2016. The company also named its top dealers, best new dealer and the most improved dealer for the past year.

Travis, an operating company of Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc., is a manufacturer of aluminum end dump, bottom dump, transfer and specialty dump trailers and bodies.

To be named a Travis Top Dealer, companies need to meet an annual sales target, carry reasonable inventory, market and advertise Travis products, and provide exemplary Travis customer services in the areas of warranties, parts and service support.

Rounding out the top dealers for 2016 were Alamo City Trailer Sales; Gulf City Body & Trailer Works, Inc.; Old River Truck Sales, Inc.; Performance Truck & Trailer;  Southwest Trailers & Equipment LLC; Trux Trailer & Tractor Repair, Inc.; Utility Trailer Interstate; and Wichita Trailer, Inc.

Travis also recognized Alamo City Trailer Sales as its Best New Dealer of 2016, and named Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, Jackson, Mississippi, the 2016 Most Improved Dealer.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) announced Sonya Malvick as 2016 Member of the Year.

Malvick has been a member of AWMI for 22 years. In that time, she has held the position of Wisconsin Chapter membership chair, programs chair, vice president and chapter president. She currently serves as the international vice-president after serving as the international programs chair for six years.

Malvick is employed by Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin outside sales territory manager.

Sonya Malvick will receive her award at AWMI’s Annual Conference at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News