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The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS™) recently named Jeremy Miller of Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. in Winona, Minnesota and Scott Venhaus of Arrow Electronics in Englewood, Colorado to its board of directors. Each will serve a three year term. RIOS is the recycling industry’s management system standard for quality, environment, and health and safety (QEH&S). Specifically designed for the recycling industry, RIOS, integrates the key operational elements found in other standards, such as ISO 9001 (Q), ISO 14001 (E), and OHSAS 18001 (H&S), bringing them together into one streamlined management system.

Jeremy Miller is a fourth-generation recycler, serving as the chief financial officer of the family owned and operated Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. The company has 20 employees who are involved in a recycling operation that includes shears, balers, cranes, excavators, trucks, loaders as well as various types of other equipment. They also operate a licensed mixed solid waste and construction and demolition transfer station and provide roll-off dumpster services.

Scott Venhaus is director of global quality and compliance at Arrow, where he manages quality, safety, environmental compliance and operational excellence for Arrow’s global reverse logistics services business. Arrow is a Fortune 150 company serving more than 100,000 customers in 58 countries.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Bunting Magnetics Co., producer of precision magnetic products for the food, recycling, printing, automobile, plastics, and electronics industries, has named Mauricio Mendizabal as international sales manager for Latin America. Mendizabal joined Bunting in early 2014 as food industry territory manager, serving Bunting customers in the powder and bulk, feed and grain, and general food industries. Before joining Bunting, he had many years of domestic and Latin American industrial sales experience.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Stadler America LLC and Becker Complete Compactor Inc., both South Carolina based companies, formed a partnership to provide improved service in the Southeastern U.S. and beyond.

Stadler is a manufacturer of material recycling facilities (MRF), designing, manufacturing and installing recycling systems for all kinds of waste, including: single stream, municipal solid waste (MSW), co-mingled, commercial industrial waste (C&I), plastic bottles and lightweight packaging, as well as paper and OCC.

Columbia-based Becker Complete Compactor sells and services Marathon balers and compactors for the recycling industry. Becker has built strong relationships throughout the waste and recycling industry in South Carolina for over 20 years.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Roll Rite, LLC relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a 68,000 sq.ft. facility in Gladwin, Michigan.

Roll Rite chief executive officer Brad Templeman, announced to distributors and OEMs, “Our decision to relocate to a larger facility aligns with Roll-Rite’s strategic direction to expand our geographic reach and application scope in designing and manufacturing state of the art automated tarp systems for the global heavy duty trucking industry serving the construction, governmental, agriculture, waste and recycling markets.”

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Genesis Attachments has promoted Justin Palvere to national account manager - demolition.

In this newly formed role, Palvere, previously the Genesis Southeast regional manager, will develop, manage and maintain programs and services designed to meet the needs of demolition contractors.

Palvere will also continue in his regional manager role until a successor is named.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

Newalta Corporation disclosed that the board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer and to the board of directors, to succeed Al Cadotte, current president and chief executive officer, effective November 10, 2014. Cadotte will remain on Newalta’s board until the annual general meeting in 2015. In addition, Cadotte will work with Barkhouse to ensure a seamless leadership transition.

Barkhouse is a seasoned executive with extensive experience building and growing companies in North America and internationally. He brings deep engineering, planning and operational expertise to the role at Newalta. Most recently, he held the position of president of Bredero Shaw, A ShawCor Company, based in Houston, Texas. Bredero Shaw is the world’s leading producer of pipeline coating solutions for the oil, gas and water industries. Prior to that he was the senior vice president, Americas & Global Operations of Bredero Shaw. Before joining ShawCor, he was vice president, operations for Irving Shipbuilding and held progressively senior roles with Caterpillar, and was most recently managing director for Caterpillar India Private Ltd.

Published in the November 2014 Edition of American Recycler News