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Green EnviroTech Holdings Corp. has appointed Chris Bowers as president, chief executive officer and director of GETH with immediate effect. Gary De Laurentiis will continue in his role as chairman of GETH and will lead on business development activity for the company. For the foreseeable future, Bowers will also continue in his role as president of Smart Fuel Solutions, Inc.

Bowers is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, angel investor and consultant who has worked all over the world. He spent two decades in the high tech industry working with senior leaders in many companies, including the president and chief executive officer of Philips Electronics; and he was a member of the executive staff at Applied Materials. During his business career, Bowers has established, grown and downsized country operations, founded and led consulting practices, led numerous company functions, and been involved in M&A deals and integrations. In the last few years Bowers has also been directly involved in philanthropy and pro-bono work with Stanford Hospital, with Santa Clara University both in the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and in the Business School; with Second Harvest Food Bank and with The Tech Awards. Bowers started his career with the British military, serving for 5 years with the UK Special Forces.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, expanded its representation in the North American market to include Kirby-Smith as part of its dealer network. Kirby-Smith will represent the versatile Terramac product line in Oklahoma.

Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac crawler carriers to serve the pipeline industry with customizable equipment that accommodates various pipeline applications. In addition to Terramac’s three standard options – convertible dump-to-flat beds, rock dump beds and flatbeds – Kirby-Smith will offer Terramac units customized with support attachments such as hydroseeders, vacuum excavators and tack rigs. With the addition of the versatile Terramac product line Kirby-Smith also plans to identify and expand into other markets.

The team at Kirby-Smith will provide professional sales, rental and aftermarket support for Terramac products. Kirby-Smith’s knowledgeable staff has been fully trained in the application, sales, parts and service side of the Terramac product line and stands ready to offer prompt and professional customer support.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. is a distributor of heavy construction equipment, industrial equipment and cranes. Kirby-Smith serves the construction, paving, industrial, aggregate, pipeline/oilfield service and various other industries with 10 full-service locations.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

TruStar Energy, developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has hired John Snell as its chief financial officer. Snell comes to TruStar Energy with over 15 years of accounting, operations, and finance experience in public, private, and multinational corporate settings.

Snell, a California State University graduate, spent the last 13 years with the accounting firm Moss Adams, serving in various audit, consulting, accounting, operations and finance rolls. Most notably, he was named a partner in the firm in 2014. Snell has more than 17 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy operations, financial planning, forensic accounting, internal audit and risk management.

As the leader of the southwest region of Moss Adams Business Risk Services, Snell helped companies comply with SEC and GAAP reporting regulations, increase profit, and design corporate structure. He has given speaking engagements for nationally recognized associations on various industry leading topics including PCAOB changing landscape, COSO framework 2012 and FATCA compliance.

Additionally, over the past five years Snell has directed forensic investigations leading to sizable cost recoveries. He has operationally driven efficiencies in inventory costing, revenue recognition and expense management.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

The Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) held its 2017-2018 elections. Two year term positions  voted on include the president and vice president of the AWMI. Voting took place at the 2016 Annual Conference.

Carol Chizmar has been elected the  president of AWMI. She has worked in the industry for 35 years in a variety of roles including sales management, supply chain and is currently working as new business coordinator-fabrication. Chizmar works for Sapa Extrusions North America which was previously Alcoa, Alumax and Cressona Aluminum Company, all through acquisitions.

Sonya Malvick has been elected the  vice-president of AWMI. She has been in the steel industry for over 20 years holding a variety of sales and sales management roles with companies such as Russel Metals, J&F Steel, and Ratner Steel. Malvick currently works for Olympic Steel as a Wisconsin outside sales territory manager.

Mary Pollen will serve another two year term as the international marketing chair. She is currently general manager of sales at Michigan Seamless Tube & Pipe.

Victoria Zanutto-Kautz is again the international mentoring chair of AWMI. She is currently the administrative assistant to the general manager at Ryerson in Livermore, California.

Two regional directors were re-elected for a second term: Leah Mojeski as the Central Regional director for AWMI. Mojeski works for ArcelorMittal Dofasco in the national real estate department, representing the company’s Canadian holdings.

Liza Godsil is the western regional director for AWMI. Godsil is the outside sales manager for Bralco Metals in Seattle, Washington.

Becky Hites will serve her first term as the southern regional director. Hites is the president of Steel-Insights, LLC.

The AWMI is a volunteer run organization dedicated to the growth of women in the metals industries.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Waste Industries has acquired Cardinal Waste Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia, merging the operation into its existing Atlanta assets, operated out of Waste Industries’ Fairburn location. The acquisition closed November 1, 2016, with November operating as a transitional month with a full operational transfer effective December 1.

Cardinal Waste customers will see no changes at this time to their existing service plans with the acquisition. Waste Industries is absorbing the Cardinal customer service team, phone number, and website to ensure a smooth and effective transfer of operations from Cardinal Waste to Waste Industries.

Waste Industries is a regional provider of non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services. The company currently operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Jeremy Miller of Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. in Winona, Minnesota was recently reelected to his third term in the Minnesota Senate. Miller was also appointed as deputy majority leader and chairman of the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee.

Miller, along with his brother Willie, is the fourth generation to be involved in his family’s scrap and recycling business located in southeastern Minnesota. He currently serves as chief financial officer for the company and his many responsibilities include overseeing the company’s quality, environmental, health and safety management system as well as domestic and global nonferrous and eScrap sales.

Published in the January 2017 Edition of American Recycler News