Steinert adds service manager
Steinert US, Walton, Ky., has named Troy Robertson its new engineering and service manager.
Prior to joining Steinert US, Robertson spent eight years with Steinert Australia, being promoted from project engineer to operations manager. In that time he helped establish a local manufacturing base for equipment, implemented an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and redesigned the Wet Drum Separator range for iron ore processing.
“We are very excited to have Troy join Steinert US,” says Jason Looman, president of Steinert US. “He brings many years of experience working for Steinert Australia in a similar role. His experience is sure to be a great asset in helping Steinert US expand our service offerings in the North American market.”
The company says that in his new role Robertson will help Steinert US to expand its service and repair offerings in both new and existing markets as well help to establish the local manufacturing of certain product lines.
Steinert supplies separation equipment for the recycling industry.
Novelis executive receives award
The Georgia CIO Leadership Association has named Karen Renner, Novelis chief information officer (CIO) and vice president, its Georgia CIO of the Year. Renner was presented with the award in late October 2013.
Renner is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s global information technology and business information strategy. Under her leadership, Novelis says it has undergone a significant technology transformation, including the deployment of global standards, the introduction of new tools to enable employees to work more efficiently and the implementation of an enterprise resource planning platform.
“Karen’s leadership has been critical to the company’s successful transformation into a globally integrated industry leader over the last few years, and this impressive recognition is so well-deserved,” says Phil Martens, Novelis president and CEO.
Maurer Manufacturing adds territory manager
Maurer Manufacturing, based in Spencer, Iowa, has hired Tom Jansen as a territory manager to represent the Maurer line of scrap recycling trailers.
Jansen comes to Maurer with 14 years of sales experience in various industries, including recycling. He will call on customers and potential customers throughout the country in the lower 48 states. Jansen also will represent the company at a number of industry trade shows and events throughout the year, the company reports.
He is based in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Atlas Paper appoints new CEO
Atlas Paper Mills LLC, Miami, Fla., has appointed Jim Brown as its new CEO. The recycled-content tissue products manufacturer is a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital LLC.
Brown brings more than 25 years of experience in paper packaging and related sectors, most recently serving as an executive vice president at Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., Florence, Ky. Brown also spent 26 years in various executive positions with Sonoco Products Co.
“We are delighted to have someone of Jim Brown’s caliber join Atlas as CEO,” says Peter Leibman, a member of Atlas’ board of directors. “Jim has an impressive track record of building strong customer relationships, enhancing operations and delivering exceptional results.”
Brown says, “These are exciting times for Atlas and I am extremely honored to lead this great company into the future and to succeed Joe Tadeo as CEO.
Genesis adds sales manager
Genesis Attachments, based in Superior, Wis., has named Matt Hughes its regional manager for the South Central U.S. Hughes’ coverage area includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. He will be tasked with further development of dealer and customer relationships as well as increasing Genesis’ business in the territory.
Shane Kuhlmey, Genesis director of North American sales, says, “Working as a Genesis contract employee, Matt gained product, customer and dealer experience that will enable him to quickly start serving the region. We look forward to his continued contributions.”