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Expert in Scrap Metal and Electronics Recycling and Operations

Expert ID: 733579 South Carolina, USA

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Expert has over 45 years of experience in the scrap metal industry in management, marketing and operations, new steel fabrication and business brokerage and business development. As a part of a scrap processing facility in St. Louis, he was directly involved in all management aspects of the business while fulfilling multiple positions. Expert's skills were utilized in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, developing continuous improvement processes, finance, human resources, purchasing of raw materials and marketing in addition to oversight of day to day operations of a fully integrated scrap processing facility. He has also served at national scrap processing companies, Azcon Corporation and Prolerized New England Company (now Schnitzer Northeast). In both the companies, he was responsible for multiple facilities, with Prolerized encompassing Boston, Massachusetts to Portland, Maine. Currently, he is also working with many scrap companies to expand and improve their operations. The range of projects encompasses electrification of an existing mega-shredder, a non-ferrous separation system to handle one hundred tons per hour of automobile shredder residue (ASR) and multiple Greenfield and upgraded shredder installations. He has also been implementing programs to enhance productivity through a metrics based incentive pay program in addition to facilitating implementation of the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS), a Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety standard specific to the metal recycling industry that also includes an electronic recycling component, Responsible Recycling (R2). He has been engaged by both plaintiffs and defendants as an Expert Witness on several occasions for both civil and criminal cases. Also, he is a consultant and member of CarbonTech, LLC. Expert received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and an MBA.

Expert has developed and sold programs to companies operating in the scrap metal recycling industry to enhance efficiencies and employee performance. These programs include Production and Downtime Reporting for all operations within a company and the Performance Enhancement Program (PEP), a metrics based incentive pay plan.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Savannah, Georgia - Charleston, South Carolina - North Charleston, South Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Year: 1974 Degree: MFA Subject: Theatre Institution: Smith College
Year: 1972 Degree: BA Subject: English Literature Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to 2019 Employer: Self Employed Title: Principal Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Provide expertise on scrap metal and electronics recycling. Implement management tools to increase efficiencies.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: Title: Operations Manager Department: Scrap Processing Responsibilities: Manage multiple facilities to collect and process scrap metal for domestic and foreign consumption.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: NESCO CONTAINER CORP Title: Executive V.P. Department: Management Responsibilities: Oversight of all aspects of new steel drum manufacturing including sales, operations and administration.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Employer: R.L. HULETT & CO., INC. Title: Principal Department: Consulting Responsibilities: Engaged in business brokerage and management consulting.
Years: 1985 to 1998 Employer: MCKINLEY IRON, INC. Title: Owner/Partner Department: Management & Operations Responsibilities: Responsible for all Ferrous scrap operations and executed functions as Secretary/Treasurer for corporation.
Years: 1981 to 1985 Employer: AZCON CORPORATION Title: Plant Manager Department: Ferrous Operations Responsibilities: Responsible for all yard operations in Alton, IL facility including receiving, processing and shipment of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Years: 1975 to 1981 Employer: Title: Shredder Manager Department: Shredder Responsibilities: Responsible for construction, commissioning and ongoing operations of automobile shredder.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2011 to 2016 Country / Region: India Summary: Provided expertise on potential automobile shredding plant.
Years: 2006 to 2017 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Provided expertise on increasing efficiencies and employee performance for multiple companies.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), 1975 to date. Member of association representing United States of America recycling industry. Served as committee member on multiple committees including Ferrous and Shredder committees.
Licenses / Certifications
Certified in 2001 to administer and interpret DISC personality profile.

Fields of Expertise

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