ARCA founder retires

Edward Cameron is replaced by Mark Eisenschenk.

September 4, 2014

Appliance Recycling Centers of America (ARCA), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has announced that Edward R. (Jack) Cameron, who founded the company in 1976, has retired his position as president and CEO. He will remain chairman of ARCA’s board of directors. Replacing Cameron as president and CEO is Mark Eisenschenk.

Cameron Eisenschenk 

Under Cameron the company has grown its annual revenue to more than $130 million. Cameron also helped develop national regulations and standards for the proper management of ozone-depleting refrigerants and has contributed to the development of carbon offset policy in California, according to ARCA.

“After more than 35 years as the head of ARCA, I believe this is the right time to turn ARCA’s leadership over to the next generation,” Cameron says. “Since joining ARCA, Mark (Eisenschenk) immersed himself in all aspects of ARCA’s operations to prepare for his new role as president and CEO. Mark’s knowledge of ARCA’s business segments, combined with his previously gained experience and skills, give me confidence that ARCA will prosper under his direction.”

Eisenschenk has served as the company’s COO and president of its wholly owned subsidiary ARCA Recycling Inc. since July 2013.

“I am excited about leading ARCA’s growth in the coming years,” says Eisenschenk. “I appreciate all Jack has taught me about the business this past year and I respect Jack for his many accomplishments as a pioneer in the appliance recycling industry. ARCA has a diverse but interrelated business structure, an enthusiastic team of passionate and competent associates and a wealth of opportunities, which we plan to pursue aggressively.”