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Peterson Pacific Corp. a manufacturer of horizontal grinders, drum and disc chippers, blower trucks, and screens disclosed that Barry Equipment, Co. of Webster, Massachusetts, as their 2014 Dealer of the Year. This is the third year in a row that Barry Equipment has won the award.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Ray Barry joined Vecoplan, LLC as sales manager – mobile, document destruction and paper recycling division. Formerly deputy executive director for the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Barry has also served as dean of shred school and began his career in executive sales and operations positions with private sector shredding service providers. Barry brings over 15 years of practical sales and marketing experience within the secure destruction industry to his new position at Vecoplan.  

In addition to sales management, other responsibilities of Barry’s new position include working with customers and Vecoplan R&D engineers to develop solutions for challenges faced by processors in the field. He will also play an integral role coordinating the introduction of these new technologies to the market.

Recognized as a thought-leader in the secure destruction industry, he has authored numerous articles published in international document destruction trade journals, has been a featured speaker at NAID technical conferences.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Toter, a Wastequip brand, and a manufacturer of two wheel carts for curbside collection of waste, recycling, and organics, has added two regional sales managers. Gareth Buxton will have responsibility for the mid-Atlantic region, and Blake Wetzel will be responsible for the upper Midwest region. Both will be tasked with growing sales in Toter’s residential channel, specifically with municipalities and private waste haulers.

Buxton began his career with Toter in January 2015 as an industrial distribution manager, where he focused on developing Toter’s industrial, commercial, and institutional customer channels while driving long-term, sustainable growth for the Toter professional products business.

Prior to joining Toter, Buxton was the founder of Allied Enterprises, LLC, where he offered health and wellness services. Before his entrepreneurial stint, he served six years with a Special Forces unit of the British Royal Marines. He also managed operational planning and crisis management as an assistant director of operations for Aegis, a defense security and risk management service organization. In addition, he served as the reconstruction liaison team leader, focusing on building strategic relationships with government officials and key leaders in Iraq. Buxton’s responsibility for the mid-Atlantic region includes North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

Wetzel brings more than 12 years of industry and sales experience. He joined Toter’s parent company, Wastequip, in 2014. He served as a regional sales manager for Wastequip’s technical division, and was responsible for growing business for the company’s compactor and baler product lines. Prior to joining Wastequip, he worked as a sales supervisor for Republic Services. Wetzel’s responsibility for the upper Midwest region includes Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, and a manufacturer of hoists, container handlers and trailers, has named Carolina Environmental Systems (CES) its exclusive equipment dealer for Georgia.

CES will now service all of Georgia, expanding its current coverage area of northern Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. CES expanded operations in Georgia in early 2014, when it opened a location in Austell. At that time, CES became a Galbreath dealer for the northern Georgia region.

CES sells both new and pre-owned equipment for the solid waste and recycling industry including hoists; front, rear and side-loading refuse trucks; knuckle boom loaders; tarping systems; refuse containers; parts, services and more.

Published in the August 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Brockport, New York based Sunnking Incorporated has recently acquired Coast 2 Coast Electronics Recyclers of Erie Boulevard West in Syracuse, New York. Sunnking has been a leader in the electronics recycling industry since the company’s founding in 2000. R2 and Rios Certified, the EPA Quality Award winning company of 2013 now has a brick and mortar presence in the City of Syracuse to better serve the Central New York market and beyond.

Coast 2 Coast has served the Syracuse community for many years providing pick up, data destruction and recycling of electronics.

Sunnking is ready to build on the solid foundation Coast 2 Coast has established in the Syracuse market and beyond.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Sims Metal Management chief executive officer Galdino Claro disclosed that Robert Kelman, managing director of European Metals, retired from Sims on June 30, 2015.

Kelman had been managing director of Sims’ European Metals division since July 1, 2014. Kelman will remain as a consultant to Sims for a period of time after his retirement.

Kelman has been involved in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Kelman previously held the positions of president and chief operating officer, Metals Recycling for Sims Metal.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News