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December 10, 2015
Recycling Today Staff

ISRI names vice president of safety

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, has hired Therese (Terry) Cirone to the new position of vice president of safety. Her responsibilities include managing all elements of ISRI’s safety program, providing safety guidance to members, serving as a liaison with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and working with ISRI’s team of safety professionals to strengthen and develop tools and resources for members.

“Terry is a proven safety professional that brings with her more than 30 years of experience in developing and implementing the types of safety resources and protocols that will benefit ISRI members,” says Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “Having worked in the recycling industry in the past, in addition to her many other accomplishments, she will bring added value and leadership to our already extensive safety outreach programming.”

Before joining ISRI, Cirone was the vice president of health, environment, safety and security (HESS) at the Chlorine Institute.


Paper recycling industry honors Pete Grogan

The Paper Stock Industries (PSI) Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Washington, presented the Phil Alpert Memorial Award to Pete Grogan of International Paper at the 2015 Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, hosted Oct. 14-16 by the Recycling Today Media Group in Chicago.

The recipient of the Alpert Award, named in tribute to Phil Alpert, a former president of PSI, must have been involved with PSI for at least 10 years and have made a significant contribution to the overall betterment of the paper recycling industry.

“Pete has been such a consistent supporter of the paper recycling industry and has managed to do it with so little fanfare that his efforts and accomplishments could almost go unnoticed,” says Sandy Rosen, president of PSI.

“Being the recipient of the Phil Alpert Award has very special meaning to me, as I have been selected by my industry peers for my dedication and work in the recycling industry and therefore for playing a small role in environmental stewardship and resource conservation,” Grogan says.