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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., (HCEA) has appointed Ernesto Lopez as service manager – construction equipment. In his new role, Lopez manages the HCEA service, warranty and training teams that support the company’s dealers and customers.

Lopez joins Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas after serving for seven years as director of product support operations for a leading construction equipment manufacturer. His 20 plus year career in the industry includes management positions with a global manufacturer of construction and forestry equipment and a leading equipment rental company. Lopez also has nearly 15 years of experience as an officer in the U.S. military.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

BACE, a global manufacturer of balers and compactors for the recycling and waste disposal industries, has appointed Michael Pond as its new director of sales for the southwest regions of North America and Mexico. Pond will be responsible for sales and marketing growth in the region, along with new-product exploration and opening up alternative mainstream markets.

Pond joins the BACE team from RiverRoad Waste Solutions in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, where he served as director of sales. He brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and technology for various products and industries, including distribution, manufacturing and third-party management.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Akro-Mils has named Chad Gunder plant manager for its Sandusky, Ohio, manufacturing facility.

Before his assignment at Akro-Mils, Gunder joined Buckhorn Inc. in June 2008 as operations manager in the Springfield, Missouri plant. In that position, he was in charge of the facility’s injection molding production group and all supporting departments, such as maintenance, tooling and new product development.

Prior to joining Buckhorn, Gunder was program manager for Schoeller Arca Systems in Detroit, Michigan; a journeyman machine repairman for Masco Tech in Royal Oak, Michigan; and an Aviation Mechanic for four years in the U.S. Navy.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced that Ronald W. Pettit has joined the firm as principal associate focusing on projects that integrate technology tools into collection service improvements, further enhancing GBB’s consulting services to streamline, create operational efficiencies and improve waste collection operations.

Pettit’s experience includes over 30 years in software technology in various management roles with Unix, Linux, and Windows systems, enterprise application servers, and mobile devices. He most recently spent eight years, in the waste industry, as executive vice president, chief technology officer, and vice president of research and development at Routeware, a provider of operations efficiency technology to organizations with fleets of vehicles.

He has in-depth knowledge of the waste vehicle’s environment and its hardware requirements; knowledge of many technology vendors in this space; understanding haulers’ needs for preparing a technology deployment; and understanding the dozens of performance measurements in improved operations with in-cab management.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Advanced Disposal welcomed Jody Jackson as general manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the overall safety, maintenance, sales and accounting staff and functions of the commercial and residential operations for the company’s Callahan, Florida location which services customers throughout Nassau, Baker and north Duval, Florida counties as well as Camden, Charlton, and Brantley Counties in Georgia.

Jackson has more than 33 years of experience in the solid waste industry. He has held various manager-level positions in the solid waste industry and also previously owned his own company.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Bulk material handling equipment manufacturer, Masaba, said that Dave Olson is returning to their inside sales team.

Olson is a graduate of The University of South Dakota and was with Masaba for 10 years prior to pursuing other opportunities in 2013. He has experience in purchasing, logistics and outside sales.

Published in the July 2015 Edition of American Recycler News