Insurance Industry Veteran Joins United Recyclers Group

Don Porter will direct operations and business development.

October 5, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
The United Recyclers Group (URG) has named Don Porter director of operations and business development. URG is a partnership of more than 400 auto recyclers.
“The wealth of auto recycling industry experience that Don Porter brings to URG is very impressive,” says Michelle Alexander, URG executive director. “With 34 years in the insurance industry and a broad range of professional involvement in various industry organizations, including URG, Don is perfectly suited to helping us take URG to the next level. Initially, he is going to focus on the growth of our salvage auction program. Don is also going to work in other industry segments to identify growth opportunities and build existing relationships that will benefit URG members.”
Poter says, “For many years I’ve watched URG members lead the way for auto recyclers across the nation. I am now delighted to be a part of the URG team, working hard to identify and develop new benefits for our members. We want URG to become the brand name nationwide for anyone who wants to buy recycled auto parts.”
He continues, “I want to hear from URG members with ideas about how we can improve and enhance the URG membership experience. I will be working closely with Michelle Alexander and the URG board of managers to develop new business opportunities that will allow URG to expand and grow.”
Porter can be reached at 309-310-6448 or at