Strategic Materials Inc. names chief operations officer

Strategic Materials Inc. names chief operations officer

Edward May formerly served as vice president of Danaher Corporation.


Houston-based glass recycler Strategic Materials, Inc. has announced the appointment of Edward May as executive vice president and chief operations officer (COO). The announcement comes shortly after Mike Hajost joined the company as chief financial officer in January.

May is an accomplished supply chain leader with domestic and international experience, formerly serving as vice president of Danaher Corporation and chief supply chain officer for wastewater treatment company Evoqua Water Technologies, Strategic Materials says in the news release announcing his appointment.

“As we continue our commitment to excellence, Edward’s experience in developing complex supply chains and track record for reducing capital is the right fit for our organization to not only better support our growth goals, but also continuously improve our current operations in meeting customer demand,” says Strategic Materials President and Chief Executive Officer Denis Suggs.

May is a graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. He is also a member of the Institute for Supply Management and American Production and Inventory Control Society.

Strategic Materials is the industry leader in recovering and processing postconsumer and postindustrial glass. The company supplies cullet for container glass, fiberglass insulation and specialty glass applications.