NWRA honors industry members
As part of the 48th annual WasteExpo in Las Vegas June 6-9, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), Washington, honored a number of waste and recycling industry professionals. The association recognized honorees during an awards breakfast the morning of June 7.
Jason Lind, vice president of sales at J.V. Manufacturing Inc./Cram-A-Lot in Arkansas, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for his lengthy service to the industry, while Charles Walton, founder of Wastequip, was posthumously honored as an “industry visionary.”
Additionally, David Brian Bedford, a driver for Republic Services in Boise, Idaho, was awarded Driver of the Year, as was Rickie Patterson, a driver for Rumpke Waste & Recycling in Cincinnati.
“The waste and recycling industry strives to successfully collect, recycle and innovate with the exemplary dedication and service Jason Lind has exhibited, and his recognition is well-deserved,” Sharon H. Kneiss, president and CEO of NWRA, says.
Kneiss says Walton, who passed away at age 83 last year, “was a true trailblazer and entrepreneur in our industry.”
Walton consolidated the fragmented waste equipment manufacturing sector. As waste haulers began consolidating into large national firms, he realized a national manufacturer would have the best opportunity to serve these companies by providing standardized equipment, manufacturing economies of scale, improved engineering and inventory availability, the NWRA says. To realize his vision, Walton knew he would need to create a company with manufacturing facilities coast to coast. He invested his life savings, combining it with $10 million he raised from venture capital firms in Cleveland, to found Wastequip in 1989, the organization explains.
Throughout his waste industry career, Walton’s focus was on acquiring the best companies within their region and product category, brands like Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Mountain Tarp, Cusco and Accurate, NWRA says.
Bedford, who was recognized as a Driver of the Year, has worked for Republic Services for 30 years with an outstanding safety record on the road, according to NWRA. Each week he drives an average of 1,035 miles on his route, with an average 41 pickups.
The other Driver of the Year recipient, Patterson, who has worked for Rumpke for 30 years, also has an outstanding safety record on the road, according to NWRA. Each week he drives an average of 600 miles on his route, with an average 700 pickups.
In addition to these awards, NWRA honored 21 other recycling and waste professionals at WasteExpo 2016.
Moley Magnetics appoints territory sales manager
Buffalo, New York-based Moley Magnetics Inc. has announced that David Koch has joined the company as its Great Lakes territory sales manager in its Attachments & Equipment Division.
Koch has more than five years of national business development and sales experience in magnets “and an impressively deep skill set from his decade-plus of sales that includes extensive product and sales training at customer and reseller levels,” according to a Moley Magnetics news release.
Koch will handle activities in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin as part of his regional territory.
The Moley Magnetics Attachments & Equipment Division makes, supplies and services a line of magnets, shears, grapples, granulators, track pads, buckets and other equipment used in the scrap, demolition, railroad, recycling and distribution industries.
CP Group director of sales and marketing receives 40 Under 40 award at WasteExpo
Ashley Davis, the director of sales and marketing for CP Group, San Diego, has been recognized with a place on Waste360’s 40 Under 40 awards list, which the publication says showcases the next generation of leaders in the waste and recycling sector who are shaping the future of the industry.
“The Waste360 40 Under 40 awards program recognizes inspiring and innovative professionals under the age of 40 whose work in the waste, recycling and organics industry has made a significant contribution to the industry,” according to Waste360. “The winners are involved in every part of the waste and recycling industry, including haulers, municipalities, composters, recycling professionals, policymakers and product suppliers.”
A panel of judges from Waste360 evaluated more than 400 nominations and consulted with an external advisor to select the 40 winners.
The winners were announced at WasteExpo 2016, North America's largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event. Davis was presented with the award June 8 at the Waste360 40 Under 40 Reception, which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Davis has been with CP Group for six years and has spearheaded various initiatives in the marketing and sales departments, the company states in a news release.
In 2015, Davis was promoted to the position of director of sales and marketing at CP Group. She overseas all of the company’s marketing initiatives and manages all of its sales efforts.
MetalX adds aluminum executive
MetalX LLC, Waterloo, Indiana, has announced that auto and aluminum industry veteran Kevin Moore has joined the company, effective immediately. As a senior marketing executive, Moore will be focused on managing aluminum trading activities for scrap and refined products, hedging and risk management, scrap agency and industrial management programs and strategic planning.
Moore also will continue to provide consulting services to companies in the metals and mining sector, as his All Raw Material Consulting business also will become a part of the MetalX portfolio of services, according to the firm.
Moore’s background includes having spent 30 years at General Motors (GM), where his career originally was focused on aluminum casting operations and procurement and culminated in the roles of global commodity manager for aluminum and senior technical fellow for materials. In those positions he was responsible for global aluminum scrap and procurement, hedging and risk management for all commodities and development of a rare earth elements supply strategy.
After leaving GM, Moore founded All Raw Materials Consulting in 2012 and has been the managing director since. The private consulting firm offers a range of consulting services to a variety of companies in the metals sector.
“We are excited for Kevin to join the MetalX family, as his extensive knowledge, impeccable credentials and outstanding personal reputation will be integral to the advancement of our strategic aluminum initiatives,” says MetalX CEO Danny Rifkin.
Regarding his new role, Moore says, “I’m happy to be part of an exciting and energetic organization that looks at this industry in such a progressive manner. MetalX and the Rifkin family have an outstanding reputation and a demonstrated ability to make things happen. Plus, the focus on relationships, integrity, and fundamentals is consistent with my approach to this business. I believe that my experience and perspective will be a valuable addition to the company’s growth strategy as we offer an expanded range of services and support to our clients. I’m truly looking forward to what’s ahead.”
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