Robinovitz Named Alter Trading President

Jay Robinovitz also will retain chief operating officer title.

December 13, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Jay Robinovitz has been promoted to president at Alter Trading Corp., St. Louis. Robinovitz joined Alter Trading in September 2009 as senior vice president and chief officer of operations.

“After much reflection and with the full support of the board of directors and executive leadership, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Jay Robinovitz to the position of president and chief operating officer of Alter Trading Corp., effective January 1st 2013,” says Alter Trading chairman and CEO Robert Goldstein.

Robinovitz has more than 30 years of experience in the metal recycling industry. Prior to joining Alter, he was employed by Schnitzer Steel Industries, where he held various senior management positions including several different vice president posts. Prior to that, Robinovitz was general manager, ferrous division, at Aerospace Metals Inc., Hartford, Conn.

“It is with a profound sense of appreciation and humility that I accept this position,” says Robinovitz. “I look forward to strengthening our dedication to safety and commitment to providing exceptional value to our consumers, suppliers, employees, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate.”

“At Alter Trading we constantly strive to ensure that integrity and respect for all are part of the cornerstone of our company,” comments Goldstein. “I have the greatest confidence that Jay is the leader to foster continued appreciation of these values and to assist me and the executive team as we work to strengthen Alter’s position as a leader in the scrap metal industry for generations to come.”

Goldstein will continue to serve as chairman and CEO of Alter Trading Corp. and the Goldstein Group going forward, according to an Alter Corp. news release.

Alter is a privately owned, fourth-generation company that was founded in 1898. The group of companies employs 1,250 people and operates 43 metal recycling facilities and five trading offices in eight states, as well as having a representative sales office in Hong Kong.