Andrew Green has been named as the new executive director of Durham, North Carolina-based International Zinc Association (IZA). Green previously served as the IZA’s director of environment and sustainable development. The announcement was made by Rodrigo Daud, CEO of American Zinc Recycling and chair of the IZA., which also has offices in Brussels, Shanghai and New Delhi.
Daud says the promotion follows an extensive global search of potential candidates led by IZA’s executive committee, in collaboration with an executive search firm. Daud said the broad support for Green’s selection from committee members was based on his experience and proven leadership.
“We have been working on succession planning for a while inside IZA, in different positions, and Andrew’s promotion shows that we are on the right path,” says Daud. “We look forward to working with Andrew on the opportunities and challenges facing the zinc industry going forward.”
In addition to his sustainability post at the IZA, Green also has been serving as the director of the Zinc Nutrient Initiative, a zinc fertilizer market development program. He has also been involved in the organization of IZA conference, including the Zinc Metal Roundtable and the International Zinc Conference.
Prior to joining IZA, Green worked for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and also was a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He succeeds Stephen Wilkinson, who will retire and has served as the IZA Executive Director since 2004. “Stephen did amazing work during his tenure with IZA, bringing the association to the level it is today and becoming a benchmark for other associations,” states Daud.