Personnel Notes

Departments - Personnel Notes

November 1, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

Miller Recycling Announces Promotion
Miller Recycling Corp., a fourth-generation recycling company headquartered in Mansfield, Mass., has announced the promotion of Maria Reyes to the position of in-house sales and marketing coordinator. She will be responsible for all the marketing services for Miller Recycling as well as for Northeast Data Destruction, Miller’s confidential shredding division. Additionally, Reyes will work with all outside marketing resources and organizations.

Reyes joined the company in 2007 as an administrative assistant supporting the daily operations in the front office. From there, she was given the additional responsibility for in-house sales and support for the outside sales force.

International Baler Names New Regional Sales Manager
International Baler Corp. (IBC), Jacksonville, Fla., has named R. Jefre Hicks regional sales manager for the western United States and Jeff Ham as regional sales manager for the eastern United States.

Hicks and Ham bring more than 20 years of experience from within the baling industry and share IBC’s customer service philosophy, says Randy Gibson, the company’s director of sales and marketing.

Northshore Manufacturing Adds Regional Sales Manager
Two Harbors, Minn.-based Northshore Manufacturing, the maker of Builtrite-branded stationary electric material handlers, truck-mounted material handlers and attachments, has added Marc Lee to its sales team as Northeast regional sales manager.

According to Northshore, Lee has a wealth of experience, working for a number of construction equipment companies during the past 12 years.

Upstate Shredding Announces Staff Additions

Adam Weitsman, the owner of Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman, Owego, N.Y., has announced two additions to the company’s staff.

John Silva has joined the company as vice president of port operations, while Teresa Rogers has joined the company as a senior buyer for all Upstate and Ben Weitsman facilities.

Silva has 20 years of experience in the scrap metal industry.

“We were extremely fortunate to attract someone with John’s unique background and expertise in marine scrap metal operations,” Weitsman says. “Someone with his extraordinary level of expertise and experience in port operations positions us for additional growth as we continue to acquire strategic locations throughout the Northeast.”

Silva started in the scrap metal business in 1993 with Naporano Iron & Metal at Port Newark, N.J., as a quality inspector and foreman of stevedoring operations. After Metal Management acquired Naporano, Silva was promoted to port terminal manager. When Sims Group acquired Metal Management in 2008, Silva was promoted to vice president of the company’s Northeast operations.

Weitsman says Rogers is essential to the future expansion of Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman. “Her extensive experience and outstanding industry accomplishments will be a huge asset as she joins our team of some of the most experienced buyers in the industry.”

Rogers will handle buying for Upstate Shredding’s mega-shredder operation in Owego, N.Y., all Ben Weitsman yards throughout New York and Pennsylvania and the new Albany, N.Y., port facility.

“I am very excited to be joining an aggressive company like Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman. I’m looking forward to helping Mr. Weitsman continue his rapid expansion and to increase our rapidly growing presence on the East Coast,” Rogers says.

Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman operates 11 scrap metal recycling facilities in New York and Pennsylvania.

Recycling Today' s Brian Taylor Relocates to Hong Kong
The Recycling Today Media Group has announced Associate Publisher and Editorial Director Brian Taylor is relocating to Hong Kong, one of the Pacific Rim’s major trading centers. Taylor will continue to play an active role in the planning and editorial direction of the Recycling Today Media Group’s print and electronic products as well as its conferences and events. In particular, he will focus on Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, the media group’s portfolio of international conferences and other international opportunities.

Taylor will remain engaged in reporting, writing and strategic planning for the group and also stay active in North American and European markets through regular visits and interaction with the group’s readers and customers, according to the Recycling Today Media Group.

Among the new opportunities presented by Taylor’s relocation to Hong Kong, says Recycling Today Media Group Publisher James R. Keefe, will be the chance to be more deeply engaged in the markets that have played a large role in driving the global growth in demand for scrap metals, paper and plastics.

“Having Brian close to the developing and consuming markets of East Asia and South Asia will allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of this critical region,” Keefe says.

Taylor says he also anticipates more regular interaction with consumers, traders, processors and trade groups in Asia.

“The decisions made and trends established in Asia now increasingly affect recyclers everywhere else in the world,” he comments. “Having an everyday presence in East Asia will help us, as a media group serving its readers and advertisers, to identify and provide context to these decisions and trends.”

The Recycling Today Media Group says it is excited about this extension of its business operations and is looking forward to the ongoing contributions Taylor will make to the business while being closer to one of the industry’s most important regional markets.

A business unit of GIE Media Inc., with offices in Cleveland and Richfield, Ohio, the Recycling Today Media Group will celebrate 50 years of industry service in 2013. The group publishes Recycling Today, Recycling Today Global Edition, Construction & Demolition Recycling, Storage & Destruction Business, Renewable Energy from Waste and Waterways Today magazines as well as affiliated websites and e-newsletters. The group also is the largest directory publisher serving the recycling industry and produces numerous industry events each year, including the Paper Recycling Conference & Trade Show and Paper Recycling Conference – Europe.