In memoriam: Robert Millstone
Atlantic Recycling Group (ARG) co-founder and longtime Maryland scrap recycling executive Robert G. Millstone has died at age 75. Millstone was born and raised in the Washington, D.C., area, and served as CEO of ARG until his death Sept. 21.
According to his Legacy.com obituary, Millstone died “after a brave fight against advanced blood disease.”
He spent his entire career in the scrap recycling industry, starting out at his father’s company, Rockville, Maryland-based Montgomery Iron & Metal. He took over the reins of that company after his father, Phil’s, death in 1978, eventually renaming it Montgomery Scrap Corp.
Along with David Caffee, Millstone formed ARG in 2006, combining the assets of Montgomery Scrap with those of United Iron & Metal in Baltimore, plus another Baltimore location (and, at one time, a feeder yard in eastern Ohio).
Millstone is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Sickles Millstone; two daughters, Jessica and Heather Millstone; and two grandchildren.
According to Millstone’s obituary on Legacy.com, “He is a legend to all who met him—the memory of his generosity, larger-than-life presence, kindness and dry sense of humor only matched by fond recollections of his signature cowboy hat and boots, as well as his strong square jawline. He might have been the Bossman, but he treated everyone with respect and equanimity, seeing the value and potential in everyone and helping them to also find it in themselves.”
His family says donations in his memory can be considered to New York-based No Kid Hungry or to another organization that provides essential support to children in need.
Redwave names operations officer for US subsidiary
Martin Weiss, a longtime employee of Austria-based sorting technology provider Redwave, has been named the new chief operating officer of Atlanta-based Redwave Solutions US LLC. Weiss has been serving as Redwave’s global sales manager and expert for metal recycling.
Redwave says it “quickly became apparent that there was great potential for Redwave sensor-based sorting machines in America.”
Stefan Steiner has managed the operations of Redwave Solutions US on an interim basis “and has since not only strengthened the American location but has also created a reliable and motivated team,” the company states.
After four-and-a-half years in the United States, Steiner will take on new responsibilities at the company’s Austrian headquarters, expanding international business areas and promoting the firm’s service and support area. “I am very honored by this vote of confidence from the management, and I will put my full commitment into achieving our goals,” Steiner says of his new role.
As of July 1, Weiss has become chief operating officer of the U.S. subsidiary. “In my past responsibilities at Redwave, I was working in different departments,” Weiss says. “This versatile knowledge gives me confidence for this honorable new position. I am excited and look forward to adding more value to the team and appreciate the trust for this opportunity from the management.”
Weiss says he has taken over a team that includes administration, sales and marketing and a factory-trained technical staff that has more than 80 years of combined experience in the field of electromechanical engineering and installation monitoring.