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Pelz joins tetra Pak North America
Tetra Pak North America, Vernon Hills, Ill., has announced that Jason Pelz has joined the company as vice president of sustainability and recycling programs.

Pelz, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the recycling industry, came to the company from Waste Management Recycle America, where he served most recently as the director of global export sales.

He will be responsible for advancing Tetra Pak’s sustainability and recycling strategies in the U.S. and Canada.

While at Waste Management, Pelz led global export strategy for secondary fiber and scrap plastics, including the management of the export sales group. He also managed processes through which the company’s export sales team opened new and grew existing global markets for recyclables.

Pelz says, “I’ve been involved with recycling my whole career, working with companies that are truly trying to move the dial in environmental responsibility.”

He adds, “Carton recycling is a challenge in North America, but one that reaps great economic and environmental benefits when implemented correctly and with the proper community support.”

Tetra Pak North America, a division of the Swedish company Tetral Laval, is a food processing and packaging solutions company that employees almost 22,000 people in more than 85 countries.

Scrapright Expands Install Team

ScrapRight, a Waynesboro, Pa.-based provider of software solutions to the scrap and recycling industry, has announced the expansion of its installation team.

The company has added Luis Moreno of Galt, Calif., who has been appointed to one of two senior installer positions within the company.

Previously, Moreno held the position of Hispanic markets sales manager and install manager for one of ScrapRight’s competitors.

“Welcome aboard Luis,” ScrapRight President and CEO Shon Duty says. “[We are] looking forward to what the future holds.”

Cleveland Corp. Adds to Sales Staff
Cleveland Corp., a scrap recycling company based in Zion, Ill., has hired Andrea Yedinak as a senior account representative.

Yedinak has many years of experience in sales and scrap recycling. She will be responsible for developing Cleveland Corp.’s industrial accounts.

“Andrea Yedinak’s vast experience in the recycling industry will allow Cleveland Corp. to further excel in the industrial sector of recycling,” says Bob Kujawinski, president of Cleveland Corp. “We are pleased to add Andrea to our sales team,” Kujawinski adds.

Yedinak’s territory will include northern and central Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana. Her job responsibilities will include seeking out industrial accounts and businesses that generate ferrous and nonferrous metals, old corrugated containers, paper, plastic and electronic scrap for recycling.

Cleveland Corp. has been in business for more than 50 years, buying, processing and hauling steel, nonferrous metals and scrap paper. The company also offers commercial and industrial demolition services.

Aluminum Association Elects board members
The Aluminum Association, Arlington, Va., has elected three members to its board and has appointed a vice-chairman.

Matt Aboud, vice president and managing director of Hydro Aluminum’s Metal Markets in North America; Anthony Farraj, commercial vice president of global packaging for Alcoa Global Rolled Products; and Tom Walpole, senior vice president of Novelis and president of Novelis North America, have joined the board.

“Matt, Tony and Tom have diverse experience and expertise in critical areas of the U.S., North American and global aluminum industry,” says Tom Brackmann, president of Nichols Aluminum and chairman of the Aluminum Association’s board of directors. “They will be a vital part of leading the association over the next several years as the association continues its long-term commitment to researching and communicating the sustainability benefits of aluminum.”

The association’s executive committee has appointed Layle K. (Kip) Smith, president and CEO of Noranda Aluminum Holding Co., to serve as vice-chairman.

Smith says, “I am especially excited to be joining the association as it begins a new phase of communications on the sustainable nature of aluminum following the technical sustainability report released last September.”

International Baler Adds to Sales Team
International Baler Corp., Jacksonville, Fla., has added Cecil Bodrey to its sales and service team. Bodrey brings more than 25 years of baler and shear experience to the company.

Bodrey covers North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia for International Baler as part of its newly formed ferrous division. International Baler says Bodrey brings the knowledge of the company’s product line and the ability to troubleshoot and repair issues customers may have.

“We look forward to having Cecil in the International Baler family,” says Roger Griffin, president of International Baler.

Since 1945, International Baler has been designing and manufacturing commercial and industrial recycling equipment.

Routeware Names New President

The board of directors of Routeware Inc., Beaverton, Ore., has named Tom Malone as president and CEO of the company.

Routeware, which was established in 1999, provides on-board computing and intelligence systems for the waste and recycling industries.

Malone has more than 27 years of executive experience in telecom and software companies.

According to Pat Terrell, Routeware chairman, Malone will replace Robert DeKoning, who served the company for more than five years.

“Tom’s extensive experience makes him an ideal candidate to lead Routeware to its next level of growth,” Terrell says. “He has a proven track record building trust and teamwork, increasing employee satisfaction and creating a highly responsive, profitable organization that is very customer-centric.”

Malone says, “For the past 10 years, Routeware has positioned itself as a powerful innovator. I look forward to working closely with our customers to bring them superior products, services and support.”

According to Routeware, its mission is “to fully automate the entire waste collection workflow, replacing paper-based scheduling, dispatching and collection methods with easy-to-use electronic tools in the office and in the truck.”