Mike Gildea Named CEO of Schupan Aluminum & Plastics Sales

John Barry promoted to president of Schupan Aluminum & Plastics Sales.

January 17, 2013

Mike Gildea

Schupan & Sons, a Kalamazoo, Mich.-based recycling company, has named Mike Gildea chief executive officer of its Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales division. John Barry has been promoted to Gildea’s former post as president of Schupan Aluminum & Plastic Sales.

Gildea has been employed with Schupan & Sons Inc. for close to 35 years. In a release, Schupan says that Gildea is a key reason for the growth in the company’s success in the aluminum and plastics markets. He has led the company’s aluminum and plastic sales division since its inception, helping to make it a major metals distributor.

Barry, who joined Schupan & Sons in 2005, was previously the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.


John Barry

Aluminum & Plastic Sales is one of three divisions of Schupan & Sons Inc., a third-generation, family-owned metals and plastics business. The others divisions are: Schupan Industrial Recycling Services, which recycles aluminum, brass, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel alloys, steel, zinc and other materials; and Schupan Beverage Container Recycling, which is involved in container recycling, processing, marketing and special events.

Schupan & Sons has 10 recycling facilities in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.