Departments - Scrap Industry News

March 24, 2006


City Carton Recycling, Iowa City, Iowa, has announced appointments to the company’s first "Executive Management Team," which will report directly to City Carton Recycling President Andy Ockenfels.

Brian Holtz will serve as Eastern division manager. He will be responsible for City Carton’s recycling operations in the East.

Brian Holtz

Holtz has 13 years experience in the solid waste and recycling industry, previously serving five years as City Carton Recycling’s Quad Cities recycling facility manager. He has an undergraduate degree in environmental health and a Master’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University, Normal. Holtz served as Vice President of the Illinois Recycling Association in 2004 and on its board of directors from 2002 to 2004.

Tim Ockenfels

Tim Ockenfels
will serve as Southern division manager. He has 23 years of experience with City Carton Recycling, most recently serving as a regional manager responsible for the Mt. Pleasant, Muscatine and Creston recycling facilities in Iowa. Tim graduated from Regina High School in Iowa City. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club, St. Alphonsus Church, and Henry County Pheasants Forever.

Frank Miller

Frank Miller
will serve as the as the Iowa City division manager. Miller has more than 30 years experience in supervision, management, sales, accounting and trucking. He has served eight years with City Carton Recycling, first as the Cedar Falls recycling facility manager, and most recently, the Iowa City recycling facility manager. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School and served in the United States Air Force and the United States Army National Guard.

Chris Ockenfels

Chris Ockenfels
will serve as the Northern division manager. Chris has 19 years experience with City Carton Recycling. He most recently served as the regional manager for City Carton Recycling’s affiliate confidential destruction business Document Destruction and Recycling Services (DDRS), with Iowa locations in Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Altoona. Chris is currently the president of the National Association for Information Destruction Inc. (NAID), which he has been an active member of for more than nine years. In 2004, Ockenfels was named NAID "Member of the Year." He graduated from City High School in Iowa City.

"For 39 years, City Carton Recycling has grown throughout Iowa and the Midwest by providing excellent service and pricing to our recycling customers," says Andy. "We plan to continue growing in the recycling industry and offering expanded services to our customers including equipment sales and service, confidential material destruction, and plastics marketing. It will be the responsibility of the executive managers and their regional teams to ensure the recycling needs of customers in their regions are met."


Marvin Fink, who worked his way up through Allied Metal Co. to eventually own and run the Chicago-based secondary aluminum producer, has died at age 77.

Marvin, the son-in-law of Allied Metal Co. founder Irving Dubofsky, began his career with the company in 1957. He gained increasing responsibilities at the firm before serving as its president into the late 1990s. In this decade, Marvin’s son David has served as president, while Marvin served as chairman.

An obituary in the Chicago Tribune notes that in addition to the family metals business he helped build, Marvin was also passionate about baseball, playing the game as a younger man and eventually owning a share of the Chicago White Sox.

Joel Fink, another of Marvin’s sons who serves as a vice president at Allied Metal Co., told the Tribune that the White Sox World Series victory in the fall of 2005 was something Marvin had waited for "his whole life."

Marvin is survived by his wife Roberta, sons David and Joel, daughter Beth Gilford and seven grandchildren.


Kenneth J. Korney has joined IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Ga., as the company’s director of regional sales.

Korney is responsible for baler sales and applications assessment in support of IPS dealers, customers and OEM system integrators. He also has national account management duties.

"Ken brings a wealth of product and application experience to IPS," IPS V.P. Fred Johnson says.

Adds IPS President Sydney Wildes, "With Ken on board, we’ve added a tremendous resource for our customers and dealers."

Korney comes to IPS from International Baler Corp., Jacksonville, where he was director of worldwide sales.