Machinex adds new sales manager for Canada

Matt Risko has worked as a sales representative for Machinex Recycling Services since 2009.

November 9, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Personnel

Machinex Industries Inc., Plessisville, Quebec, has announced that Matt Risko has been appointed as the company’s Canadian sales manager. He has worked as a sales representative at Machinex Recycling Services (MRS), a service division of Machinex, in Pickering, Ontario since 2009.

In his new role with Machinex, Risko will help to develop sorting system solutions for material recovery facilities (MRFs) with customers and will ensure customers’ satisfaction while supporting them in their future needs, Machinex says. He will cover the Canadian territory, except for the province of Quebec, which is supported by the internal sales team at Machinex headquarters.

When Risko joined Machinex Recycling Services in 2009, he sold baling wire before quickly moving up to sell balers and peripheral equipment, such as conveyors, optical sorters and compactors. He also worked on notable projects, such as a source-separated organics facility for the city of Toronto in 2011, a MRF upgrade with a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) optical sorter for Northumberland County in 2015 and a PET optical sorter project for the city of Hamilton, Ontario, in 2016, the company says.


Risko graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in city studies and political science. He’s also a member of Ontario Waste Management Association.

“I feel like I have got the call to the big leagues,” Risko says. “I am very excited for the opportunity and look forward to continuing to grow with Machinex.”

“The management of Machinex was very happy with the work Matt has done during the last years at MRS by developing the market, his good comprehension of the industry and his dedication to customer satisfaction,” says Chris Hawn, Machinex executive vice president sales and business development. “We consider Matt as a valuable member of our Machinex sales team, and we are confident that he will greatly serve the Canadian customers.”

Machinex develops sorting, waste management and recycling technology. Over the years, the company’s experts have designed and installed more than 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.