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AMCS Group has acquired PC Scale Technologies (PCST), of Oxford, Pennsylvania, a provider of software and technology solutions for the industry in North America. AMCS Group will become the largest provider of software solutions to the recycling and waste industry.

The new division will be led by PCST’s current COO, Ken Good.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Carmel, Indiana-based KAR Auction Services, Inc. disclosed that Tom O’Brien, chief executive officer of Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) and a director of KAR’s board, will step down as CEO of IAA effective April 30, 2014. O’Brien will remain a member of the company’s board of directors until the company’s next annual meeting of stockholders to be held in June 2014, at which time he will retire from the board. John Kett, currently president and chief financial officer of IAA, will assume the role of chief executive officer and president on May 1, 2014.

Kett joined IAA in 2001 as senior vice president of planning and business development, becoming chief financial officer in 2007 and assuming the role of president in 2011. Prior to joining IAA, Kett served in a variety of senior financial and operational roles for Central Steel and Wire Co., Safelite Glass Corporation, Newark Electronics and Deloitte LLP.

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Andrew Schreiner II has been promoted to electrical service manager at Vecoplan LLC.

Schreiner will oversee all aspects of electrical service on Vecoplan controls and control systems throughout North America. Responsibilities of his new position include providing troubleshooting service to customers and service technicians in the field, via phone and internet. Schreiner will also oversee the organization and scheduling of Vecoplan’s network of certified service personnel throughout North America.

Formerly electrical department supervisor at Vecoplan, Schreiner has over 15 years of practical experience in the supervision of personnel in electrical production and maintenance for the industrial sector.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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Midwest Fiber Recycling has acquired Data Management Services located in Terre Haute, Indiana. The acquisition will combine Data Management Service’s expertise with Midwest Fiber’s recycling capabilities.

This merger will offer the Greater Wabash Valley area additional recycling services, while giving businesses the opportunity to reduce the amount of materials being sent to the landfill.

The companies’ combined capabilities will lead to growth opportunities, creating more green jobs and diversifying the types of commercial materials that can be recycled.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy disclosed the selection of Heather McTeer Toney as regional administrator for EPA’s regional office in Atlanta, Georgia. EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations.

McTeer Toney was the first African-American and first female to serve as the mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, holding that post from 2004 to 2012. She joins EPA from Mississippi Valley State University, where she is the executive director of the Center for Excellence in Student Learning. She is also the principal attorney at Heather McTeer, PLLC.

McTeer Toney’s private-sector success is complemented by considerable experience in local and state politics. She began her career working as a member of McTeer and Associates Law Firm and handled a diverse group of cases ranging from racial discrimination to medical malpractice. Later she served as the president of the National Conference of Black Mayors and in 2009, was nominated by former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson, to serve as the chairwoman of the Local Government Advisory Committee.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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The Virginia Waste Industries Association (VWIA), the state’s chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association, disclosed its new leadership officers for 2014 and 2015.

Tad Phillips, general manager of TFC Recycling in Chester, was elected as VWIA Chapter chair. Phillips, a 35-year industry veteran, takes over for Bob Kania of Waste Industries.

Tim Loveland, general manager of Republic Services Inc. in Richmond, was elected vice chair. Mike Dobson will
serve as the regional manager of the
organization.

VWIA also elected Tommy Stump, president and chief executive officer of First Piedmont Corp. in Chatham, to serve as the chapter’s representative to the operators advisory board of the National Waste & Recycling Association. Lisa Kardell, director of public affairs for Waste Management, Inc. in Washington, D.C., will serve as Stump’s alternate.
Kardell was also named chair of the chapter’s membership committee. Joining her as elected chairs of VWIA committees are Dobson (fundraising); Rodney Rosebrough of Waste Industries (financial); Leonard Joyce, Jr. of Joyce Engineering (legislative); Bob Dick of SCS Engineers (regulatory and environmental stewardship); and Aaron Gilman of SCS Field Services (communications). Gilman will also serve as editor of the VWIA newsletter, Virginia Waste Connection.

Published in the March 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

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