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Sims Metal Management Limited sold two metals recycling facilities in the Central Region of North America Metals. The sale is related to facilities located in Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio. The sale terms have not been disclosed and are not considered material to the company.

“The sale of our metals recycling operations in Detroit and Toledo is consistent with our strategy to divest non-core assets outside of our key markets,” said Galdino Claro, group chief executive officer of Sims Metal Management. “The sale substantially completes the divestment of facilities identified for resetting.”

Published in the October 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Management, Inc. has appointed James C. Fish, Jr. to the position of president, reporting to David Steiner, the company’s chief executive officer. Fish retains his existing role as chief financial officer while the company conducts a search to fill that role.

The new chief financial officer will report to Fish, who will maintain his responsibility for all financial affairs for Waste Management, including treasury, audit, accounting, financial planning, tax and investor relations. He will also continue to oversee the information technology group and several of the company’s growth areas, including strategic business development and the company’s organic growth group.

Fish joined Waste Management in 2001. Prior to becoming chief financial officer, he held several key positions with the company, including senior vice president for the company’s Eastern group, area vice president for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, market area general manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, vice president of price management and director of financial planning and analysis.

Before joining Waste Management, Fish held finance or revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick. Fish earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Published in the September 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has appointed David Vicha as district sales manager, supporting the company’s authorized dealers throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Missouri.

A graduate of North Dakota State University, with a degree in business administration, Vicha has 21 years of experience in retail management with the past five years in the equipment industry.

Published in the September 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Morbark, LLC president, James W. Shoemaker Jr., has retired after 13 years with the company.

Morbark was acquired by Stellex Capital Management in March of this year. Shoemaker started working with Stellex in September 2015 and agreed to stay on as president to assist with the transition. Shoemaker will stay involved with Morbark in a consulting capacity.

Shoemaker joined Morbark in 2003 as director of operations before being promoted to vice president of operations and then appointed president in 2011.

Involved in local industry associations, Shoemaker is a founder and the president of the Central Michigan Manufacturers Association, and a member of:

•Middle Michigan Development

Corporation board of directors.

•Central Michigan University School of Engineering advisory board.
•Eastern Michigan University College of Technology Dean’s advisory board.
•Greater Gratiot Industry/education roundtable.
•The Rogers Group board of directors.

In May, for his efforts, dedication and issue advocacy for the manufacturing industry, Shoemaker was honored with the 2016 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award recipient for Large Tier Companies by the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Shoemaker will continue his work with industry and civic organizations.

Published in the September 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Terex Corporation continues to implement a series of moves to better position its Fuchs material handler business for expansion and sales growth.

The Fuchs line also transitioned to the Terex Material Processing segment, which is a better strategic fit for the business within the broader Terex portfolio.

Accelerated investment in Fuchs’ has resulted in multiple announcements of new models and model upgrades. Two completely new model class designs recently introduced, the Fuchs® MHL390 F and MHL370 F, give customers more material handling options for a wider variety of applications.  

Fuchs also introduced upgrades to its popular MHL320 F handler, designed as the perfect entry level unit for recycling, waste and small scrap operations who need the high lift capacities, efficient sorting capabilities and fast trailer loading/unloading.

Published in the September 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Republic Services, Inc. disclosed that service company and industrial services and chemicals executive Thomas W. Handley and oil and gas executive Jennifer M. Kirk have been elected to its board of directors. Republic’s board now consists of 12 total members, including 11 independent directors.

Tom Handley serves as president and chief operating officer for Ecolab, Inc., responsible for providing leadership, management and strategic counsel. Ecolab, a $13.5 billion company, delivers solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for businesses around the world. Handley serves on Republic Services’ Management Development and Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Jennifer Kirk is vice president, controller and principal accounting officer of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the third largest U.S. oil and gas company based on market capitalization with oil and gas, midstream and chemical operations in the United States, Middle East and Latin America. She is responsible for the direct oversight of all company financial activities, including financial reporting, accounting, compliance and internal controls.  She is an accredited petroleum accountant with 20 years of experience. Kirk serves on the Republic Services’ Audit Committee and the Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Published in the September 2016 Edition of American Recycler News