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Jeco Plastic Products, a manufacturer of plastic pallets and containers for the printing and automotive industries since 1973, has named Kent Anderson as president, effective June 27.

Prior to joining Jeco, Anderson was vice president of business development at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and executive director of the Columbus (Indiana) Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. He has held manufacturing executive positions at Georg Utz and Audi. An engineering graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he also holds a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. Anderson has four combat tours, most recently Iraqi Freedom in 2008 with the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Indiana National Guard.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

JWC Environmental has named Jesus Rodriguez business development manager for the Monster Screening Systems (MSS) products.

Rodriguez brings a mechanical engineering background coupled with 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries.

Prior to joining JWC Environmental, Rodriguez held positions with ITT Industries, Andritz, Parkson and Enviro-Care.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Bandit Industries has hired John Mocny to serve as the company’s chief executive officer.

Mocny joined the Bandit team in February 2016, bringing decades of engineering and management experience from previous leadership roles with General Motors and Caterpillar. Mocny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Engineering Science and Management degree from the prestigious Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Bandit owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey remain involved with the operations and management of the company. Jerry Morey continues to serve as president of Bandit Industries.

After numerous relocations for work over the past 23 years, Mocny said he and his wife decided to return to Michigan to be closer to family.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, disclosed the appointment of Gregory C. Wolf as its chief executive officer effective immediately.

Wolf has over 20 years of leadership experience in renewables and most recently served as president of Duke Energy Renewables.

At Duke Energy, Wolf led the integrated renewable energy business, delivering high growth results and a strong operational track record. Prior to assuming the president role, Wolf was senior vice president of development for Duke Energy’s commercial unit, where he created Duke Energy’s solar and biomass business and managed a national development pipeline.

Wolf’s strong energy industry experience also includes serving as vice president of General Electric’s Power Systems business as well as GE Capital Group.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Harlow Frederick Dodge has been named chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling.

Dodge joins the Leigh family of companies after working with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the Building products, paper, chemical, mining and textile industries as well as small private equity groups driving aggressive EBITDA growth through performance improvement.

Over the last two decades, Dodge has been employed by Georgia Pacific Corporation starting out on the shop floor and rising to executive vice president over the gypsum division. Dodge will utilize his extensive experience of Lean Six Sigma practices, strategy deployment, operational restructuring, risk management, and operations excellence to improve and grow the already successful Leigh and ICE operations and product lines.

Dodge has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Organizational Development/Business Administration and Economics from Vanderbilt University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has appointed Scott Rainwater as national service manager. In his new role, Rainwater will lead Hyundai’s district service manager team that supports the company’s North American authorized dealer network for its construction equipment product lines. He also will manage Hyundai’s technical training teams for both construction equipment and forklift.

Prior to his promotion, Rainwater worked for three years on the Hyundai service team. Before joining Hyundai, Rainwater gained extensive experience as a dealer field service technician for a variety of construction equipment OEMs. He also worked as a dealer service manager in the Atlanta market for 10 years, which provided him with great insight into dealership operations and challenges.

Published in the August 2016 Edition of American Recycler News