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Metalico, Inc. reported that Cary M. Grossman, a veteran scrap metal recycling executive, has been elected to the company’s board of directors.

Grossman is the president of Shoreline Capital Advisors, Inc., an investment and merchant banking firm he co-founded in 2011. His addition will bring the board’s membership to its currently authorized maximum of six directors. He has also been appointed to the board’s audit committee.

Grossman was the chief financial officer of Blaze Recycling & Metals, LLC, a scrap metal recycler with nine facilities in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, from 2007 through 2009 and a full-time consultant to Blaze thereafter through February 2011. More recently he served as Blaze’s interim chief executive officer. Prior to 2007 he worked in a variety of senior executive positions with various public and private concerns in several industries.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Tarkett, a flooring and sports surface solutions company, has partnered with E.J. Welch Company, Inc. as their newest consolidator for their ReStart™ Recycling and Reclamation Program. E.J. Welch will serve Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Eastern Missouri, helping to make it easier for contractors and other members of a design/build team to return installation waste material, ultimately lessening the overall impact on the environment.

E.J. Welch joins a growing group of North American distributors who have shown their commitment to recycling and reuse by becoming a consolidator and helping to facilitate the ReStart program.

Tarkett focuses on end of use rather than end of life and aims to transform waste into resources for new products of equal or better quality. The company’s ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program allows commercial flooring job scrap (rubber, vinyl and linoleum tile and sheet, wall base, floor finishing accessories and tread-cuttings) to be collected and returned to Tarkett to be repurposed or recycled.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities welcomed the addition of two new members to its board of directors – Andrea Tuttle of Arcata, California, and John T. Cooper, Jr. of College Station, Texas.

In addition, two members were re-elected for three-year terms – John Kulhavi of White Lake, Michigan, and Jim Hoolihan of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Officers being re-elected to terms for 2015 are Tamar Datan, vice chair of Leesburg, Virginia; and Jon Voigtman, treasurer of Summit, New Jersey. John Weaver of Augusta, Georgia continues as the board chairman for the second year of a two year term.

Tuttle, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, is an independent consultant. Tuttle currently serves as chair of the board of directors of the Pacific Forest Trust and consults in South East Asia and China on sustainable forest management and climate change.

Cooper holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and is an associate professor of the Practice, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, and director of the Texas Target Communities Program, Texas A&M University. He is a former program director with MDC, Inc. in Durham, North Carolina, and past planning specialist with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Navistar, Inc. is restructuring its senior leadership team by giving three executives additional responsibilities. The company said that Jack Allen, the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since April 2013, is retiring after more than 33 years of service.

Bill Kozek, president of North America truck and parts, has been promoted to president, truck and parts, and is adding global/export truck and parts sales, product planning and Navistar Defense to his current responsibilities. Persio Lisboa, senior vice president and chief procurement officer, has been promoted to president, operations, and is now responsible for product development, manufacturing, and global businesses. Walter Borst, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is adding business development, mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategic planning responsibilities.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Weitsman Recycling has acquired the assets of Murtagh Scrap Handling, located in Rome, New York. The yard is in a prime location, between Syracuse and Utica in the heart of Oneida County. The deal is expected to be finalized in January and will open as Ben Weitsman of Rome at that time. Weitsman has big plans for the new location, calling it his most strategic location acquired to date.

Weitsman has unveiled a three million dollar plan, which will begin immediately, to renovate the yard including new buildings, new equipment, paving the entire facility, new fencing and landscaping. Ben Weitsman of Rome will be open seven days a week and will expand its hours as a convenience to its customers. Existing employees will be retained and an additional 10 jobs will be created once the retail feeder yard formally opens under new ownership. The acquisition comes as Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling gets ready to open its second shredder in New Castle, Pennsylvania in early 2015.

Murtagh Scrap Handling is a privately held company that was established in 1986 by the Murtagh family. After 28 years of family ownership, Murtagh feels Weitsman is the best fit for acquisition given Weitsman’s reputation as a good neighbor in the locations in which they operate.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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Bill Rumpke III has been named operations manager for Rumpke Waste & Recycling, representing the fourth generation of Rumpke family members taking leadership in the company.

In his new position, Bill Rumpke will oversee daily operations of waste, recycling and portable restroom services in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Previously, Bill Rumpke worked in Columbus, Ohio, where he managed residential services for 300,000 house-holds including the company’s largest municipal contract. His responsibilities included recruitment, training and evaluation of 120 drivers and supervisors. He has also worked as a laborer, driver, route auditor and supervisor.

Rumpke attended Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics while playing Division I baseball.

Published in the January 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

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