Personnel Notes

Personnel announcements from recyclers and those allied to the industry

ISRI names VP of advocacy

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has announced the promotion of Adina Renee Adler to the vice president of advocacy. Adler will lead the implementation and development of ISRI’s advocacy strategy and its priorities with state, local and federal government stakeholders.

“As the voice of the recycling industry, having a proactive presence in government affairs at the federal, state and local and international levels is critical for ISRI,” ISRI President Robin Wiener says. “Since starting at ISRI, Adina has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the industry, knowledge of government and complex policy issues and the strategic foresight to get things accomplished on behalf of ISRI’s membership. She is no doubt the right choice to lead our advocacy efforts as we move forward at a key moment for the industry.”


Adler joined ISRI in December 2016 to represent the trade association in international negotiations and to advocate for the expansion of trading in scrap recycling. Before she joined ISRI, Adler worked for Alcoa and Arconic in senior positions based in Washington.

She also served within the U.S. government as director for South Asia in the Office of the United States Trade Representative and International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

She has a B.A. from The George Washington University and an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

“I am excited to oversee a department of exceptional advocates for our members in front of policymakers and regulators at the federal, state and local and international levels providing timely economic data and analysis and expanding ISRI’s role in the world of sustainability,” Adler says.

This new position replaces that of vice president of government relations, previously held by the late Mark Reiter.

Eriez appoints VP of international business

Eriez has promoted Jaisen Kohmuench to the position of vice president – international. Kohmuench has been with the Erie, Pennsylvania-headquartered manufacturing company since 2000, serving most recently as senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy with responsibility for Eriez’s subsidiaries in China, Japan and Australia.

Eriez President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt says, “As a member of our corporate management team, Jaisen will be instrumental in developing policies and strategic plans for the global Eriez organization. Given his experience working in many different capacities and operations at Eriez in Erie and internationally, Jaisen has the qualities to take our 12 international subsidiaries to the next level.”

Kohmuench attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in mining and minerals engineering. He also holds a professional engineer certification.

During his career, Kohmuench has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Frank F. Aplan Award presented by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Additionally, he has published an array of technical papers and made dozens of professional presentations at various domestic and international conferences.

Eriez specializes in separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid recycling, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate, textile and power industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international subsidiaries located on six continents.

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