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Expert in Recycling, Scrap Metal, Paper, Plastic, and Rubber

Expert ID: 733635 Maryland, USA

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Expert has almost 40 years of experience in the recycling and scrap processing industry. He spent the first 15 years in senior management at scrap processing companies, where his vast responsibilities included operations, sales, marketing, quality control, environmental compliance, and health and safety. His health and safety responsibilities encompassed team members and the surrounding communities alike.

Expert contributed to decisions regarding capital equipment and rolling stock alike. He also assumed responsibility for negotiating the purchases of those items. He spent three subsequent years consulting to the scrap and waste industries on those areas. He also engaged in business brokerage of waste hauling businesses.

Expert spent over two decades as VP of Government Affairs, simultaneously serving as General Counsel for the scrap recycling industry trade association. In this capacity, he helped shape legislation and regulations that exacted a direct impact on the industry. During this time, Expert also developed compliance guidance, support programs and other valuable member products.

As a member of senior management team of a $17 million trade association, Expert was responsible for the oversight of Government Affairs and Compliance Guidance. He also held significant responsibilities in corporate governance, risk management, and oversight of all legal activities.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Wilmington, Delaware - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: JD Subject: Law Institution: The John Marshall Law School
Year: 1976 Degree: BA Subject: Economics Institution: Emory University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: General Counsel and Vice President Government Affairs Department: Legal and Government Affairs Responsibilities: Expert held senior management responsibility at this trade association representing the scrap recycling industry. He served three times as Acting President and assumed full responsibility and oversight of both legislative and regulatory affairs. These tasks included the provision of compliance guidance to meet the laws and regulations that impact and influence the industry. Expert ran the legal department that was tasked with responsibility for all transactional legal work, intellectual property protection, real estate, risk management and corporate governance.
Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: EnviResource Management Group Title: President Department: Consulting Responsibilities: He consulted to scrap recycling and waste industries on varying topics, including plant design and management, as well as compliance guidance for legal and regulatory matters affecting a suite of industries. His responsibilities also included quality, environmental management, and health and safety. He also provided business brokerage services to companies in the waste industry.
Years: 1984 to 1992 Employer: Prince Georges Scrap Title: Vice President & General Counsel Department: Senior Management Responsibilities: Expert assumed full responsibility for all finance, administrative, legal and regulatory activities, including the development and implementation of company rules and regulations regarding occupational health and safety and protection of the environment. He was responsible for the majority of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals (through brokerage, direct mill sales and export transactions). He regularly presented training programs to production staff on how to work safe and smart. Also played a significant role in operations planning and logistics. He was also responsible for all capital equipment acquisitions and construction of new office building and support structures for heavy equipment. Additionally, he handled management and supervision of all work performed at customer sites that required the use of heavy equipment and cutting torches.
Years: 1977 to 1984 Employer: Davis Industries Title: Vice President & Counsel Department: Senior Managment Responsibilities: He had full responsibility for all finance, administrative, legal and regulatory activities including the development and implementation of company rules and regulations regarding occupational health and safety and protection of the environment. He also served as senior sales person for the sale of all nonferrous metals and sold ferrous metals as well. He regularly presented training programs to production staff on how to "work safe and smart." Expert also played a significant role in operations planning and logistics. He was part of the capital equipment acquisitions team and oversaw installation of heavy equipment. He had responsibility for production planning and logistics, including interface with the railroads and trucking companies used to move inbound raw materials and outbound finished products. He was responsible for the management and supervision of all work performed at customer sites that required the use of heavy equipment and cutting torches.
Years: 1976 to 1977 Employer: AAA Brands Plastics Title: Manager Department: Sales, Production & Warehouse Operations Responsibilities: Expert assumed responsibility for the oversight of inside sales and personally handling all major accounts, supervision of the production crew with primary responsibility for setting safety policy and training production staff on how to use potentially dangerous power equipment utilized for cutting industrial plastics safely, and management of all warehouse activities including inbound and outbound logistics and inventory control and training staff on the safe use of powered industrial trucks and the proper way to lift heavy items.

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