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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has hired Therese Cirone for the newly created position of vice president of safety, charged with leading all of ISRI’s safety efforts. Cirone’s responsibilities will include managing all elements of ISRI’s safety program, providing safety guidance to members, serving as a liaison with OSHA and working with ISRI’s team of safety professionals to strengthen and develop new tools and resources for members to enhance their safety programs.

Cirone is looking forward to working with the ISRI safety team to assist the membership in enhancing safety cultures and encouraging safety leadership throughout the organization.

Prior to joining ISRI Cirone was the vice president of health, environment, safety and security at the Chlorine Institute. Her primary responsibilities included providing leadership and support for the health and safety team, the environment and security team and associated issues and concerns in these areas along with developing guidelines, safety and health alerts, projects, regulatory updates and training seminars/workshops.

Before coming to the DC area Cirone held EHS leadership positions within various industries including RSR Corporation – a lead recycling operation – Diamond Shamrock Chemical Company/Occidental Chemical Corporation and Halliburton Energy Services.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Matt Osborne was recently appointed director of customer relations at Vecoplan, LLC.

In his new position, Osborne is charged with reengaging older customers in dialogue to determine, develop and implement best practices for all interactions between Vecoplan staff and the people they serve.

His initial focus will be the expansion of Vecoplan’s factory certified parts program. The plan depends on absolute quality of information communicated, product accuracy, cost competitiveness and timely delivery. Acting as a liaison, Osborne will facilitate communication and cooperation between Vecoplan customers and Vecoplan’s parts and service team. He will begin by reaching out to Vecoplan customers that have not been heard from in a while.

Osborne initiated the highly successful Vecoplan-Roadshow in his former role as a regional sales manager in Vecoplan’s mobile division. During this time he demonstrated a natural talent for listening to end users of Vecoplan machinery, gleaning insights and implementing programs to increase customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Vecoplan, Osborne was city manager at DR Horton, America’s largest new homebuilder, in Greensboro North Carolina where he managed day-to-day operations, coordinating the activities of sales, construction, customer service, acquisitions and administration. He brings 11 years of sales experience to his new position.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

NovX21 Inc. has appointed two new board members.

Nicole Blanchard is knowledgeable about the company’s project for the recovery of platinum group elements since 2013. She has extensive international experience and expertise in strategic business development in various industry sectors, namely biotechnology, telecommunications, financial services, clean tech and resources. Blanchard is managing partner of her own company and specializes in results-driven tactics to reach positive corporate results.

Yvan Tremblay has 30 years of experience in the supervision of chemical processes and more recently in plant restructuring. A technical director for Alcan and subsequently for Rio Tinto Alcan, Tremblay has worked in Quebec, Ghana and France as general manager of bauxite, aluminum and specialty alumina processing plants. Tremblay is a graduate of the General and Vocational College of Chicoutimi.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Sennebogen LLC has named one of Canada’s leading distributors of heavy equipment to represent the manufacturer’s green line of material handlers. Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen, confirmed that an agreement has been completed for Strongco Corporation to become the dealer north of the greater Montreal area and in portions of southern Quebec. The arrangement builds on the existing agreements that Strongco has with Sennebogen in parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island.

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Strongco represents many leading lines of construction and mining equipment in every region of the country. Its sales and service branches employ approximately 750 through 27 branches in Canada. Branches serving Sennebogen customers in Quebec include Baie-Comeau, Chicoutimi, Saint-Augustin, Trois-Rivières and Val d’Or.

Strongco will also serve Sennebogen customers in the company’s geographic reach in the scrap and recycling industry, steel, demolition, ports and waterways and waste-handling facilities.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Stellar Industries, Inc. has promoted Steve Schnieders to vice president supply chain and operations. Additionally, Jim Fisk has been appointed as director of operations for both the Garner and Kanawha facilities. The director of operations position will report to Schnieders.

Schnieders has been a Stellar employee for almost 20 years. He has held the position of engineering manager, in addition to the operations manager.

Fisk comes to this position with over 20 years of experience and success with lean manufacturing in various industries, including truck and trailer manufacturing.

Published in the November 2015 Edition of American Recycler News

Bandit Industries continues to add to its network in North America with the addition of three new dealers.

Southland Machinery is central and northern Alabama’s source for construction equipment sales, service and parts – and now Bandit small equipment. Southland specializes in excavators, skid steers, wheel loaders, telehandlers, rough terrain and industrial forklifts, backhoe loaders, off-highway dump trucks and Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders.