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ASA Electronics has hired Courtland Jones as project engineer to their quickly expanding engineering team. Jones will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of product development process including project management, product design, sample evaluation, testing and reporting as well as maintaining thorough documentation of products throughout their lifecycle.

Jones graduated from the Indiana Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Vortex De-pollution and Recycling Equipment of Denver, Colorado have taken on distributorship of the Roter Car and Metal Baler range for North America.

Vortex CEO Nigel Dove explained that although Roter is a relatively new name in the industry they have years of experience in baler manufacturing in the European market. Vortex is adding products to be able to offer a full equipment range to the vehicle and metal processing sector.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

NextEra Energy Partners, LP has appointed Susan Davenport Austin to the board of directors of its general partner. Austin joins as an independent director and as a member of the board’s audit and conflicts committees.

Since 2014, Austin has been a senior managing director with Brock Capital Group, focusing on strategic and corporate advisory services. In addition, she continues to serve as vice chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), where she has served in a leadership capacity since joining the company in 2002 as vice president of strategic planning and treasurer.

Prior to joining SBC, Austin spent 10 years in investment banking. She was a vice president at Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Austin worked for Bear, Stearns & Co. and Salomon Brothers Inc. on multiple financing and merger and acquisition assignments.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Dana Darley has joined Vecoplan, LLC as national sales manager of their plastics division. In addition to overseeing the plastics division sales team, and external network of sales representatives dedicated to plastics, Darley will act as the primary liaison between customers and other departments within Vecoplan that address the needs of the plastics industry. These include the company’s research and development (R&D) and marketing departments.

Darley will communicate technical challenges faced by plastics processors in the field to Vecoplan’s R&D engineering staff and then work with both parties to develop solutions to these challenges. He will also play an integral role coordinating the introduction of new plastics recycling technologies with Vecoplan’s marketing department.

Prior to joining Vecoplan, Darley served six years as vice president/general manager of Process Control Corporation, a supplier of auxiliary equipment to the plastics processing industry. In 2004 he founded Extrusion Auxiliary Services, operating the technical services and plastics auxiliary equipment sales business as its president. Other work experience, within the plastics industry, includes stints as vice president of sales and marketing and then president of Kreyenborg Industries, product and regional sales manager at Maag Pump Systems Textron, and product manager – Extrusion & Compounding with the Fluid Systems Division of Luwa Corporation.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

BACE, a manufacturer of balers and compactors, has hired Andrew Martindale to the position of national service manager. Martindale will be responsible for scheduling all service and warranty calls and for managing all parts orders and returns.

A graduate of from Central Piedmont Community College with a degree in automotive mechanics, Martindale spent three years as a certified Toyota mechanic then spent a year as a Raymond forklift technician, and two years as a parts correspondent/warehouse specialist.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Spectronics Corporation has promoted Daniel Cooper as general manager of operations. In his new role, Cooper will be developing and implementing strategies and goals for the company.

Cooper started his career at Spectronics 10 years ago as a temporary employee in the quality control department, eventually moving on to production coordinator and marketing coordinator positions. Cooper’s involvement in varied aspects of the company makes him a perfect fit for general manager of operations.

Working towards improving all internal processes, Cooper will oversee prototype design, research and development, marketing and customer satisfaction. He will also be responsible for ensuring the quality and reliability of Spectronics’ state-of-the-art products, and making sure they are shipped out in a timely manner.

Published in the April 2015 Edition of American Recycler News