The Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) has chosen Jerry Simms, of Atlas Metal and Iron Corp. Denver, CO and previously ISRI's Chair-Elect, to serve as the trade association's new Chair through April of 2014. He replaces John Sacco of Sierra Recycling and Demolition Inc., Bakersfield, CA, who has now completed his term as Chair and will continue to serve on ISRI's Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chair of the Association.
"I am honored to serve this association as our board Chair and I look forward to building on the work that John and other past Chairs have done on behalf of the association and the industry," said Simms. "While our foundation is strong and our momentum is building, we continue to face challenges that threaten our industry. I pledge to remain vigilant in protecting the scrap recycling industry and preserving our ability to create jobs, grow the economy and safeguard the environment." Simms is currently the corporate Executive Vice President of Atlas Metal & Iron Corp.. He has been employed at Atlas for the last 30 years, beginning in scrap purchasing and aluminum brokerage operations and more recently serving as the company's Director of Environmental & Legislative Affairs and the General Manager of Atlas Metal Sales, the corporation's nonferrous service center.
In addition, Douglas Kramer of Kramer Metals Inc., Los Angeles, CA, is the newly elected chair-elect, Mark Lewon of Utah Metal Works Inc., Salt Lake City, UT, will serve as the vice-chair, and Brian Shine of Manitoba Corp., Lancaster, NY, will join the ISRI Board as secretary-treasurer.
ISRI sponsors many important programs for the recycling industry, including ScrapTheftAlert.com.