Eriez Magnetics Europe makes appointment

Company names John Cope recycling sales manager for its European business.

March 25, 2014
RTGE Staff
Equipment & Products Personnel Activity

Eriez, a manufacturer of magnetic separation, metal detection and vibratory equipment with headquarters in Erie, Pa., has appointed John Cope recycling sales manager for Eriez Magnetics Europe. He will be based at Eriez’s European headquarters in Caerphilly, South Wales. His role will be to increase the company’s sales at recycling markets throughout Europe.

Cope comes to Eriez having worked for The Recycling Co. and then the waste management firm Biffa, where he bought and sold various recyclables from the company’s material recovery facilities.

"I'm now operating on the other side of the fence, providing the tools for businesses and their partners to recycle waste material, but my background enables me to see things from the customers' point of view, which is really helpful," says Cope.

"I'm very familiar with the recycled commodities markets so I can see what customers are trying to achieve and how Eriez can help them get better separation and segregation and ultimately a better return on their investment.”

Gareth Meese, Eriez Europe sales director, says, "It's great to have John on board. He comes with excellent credentials and compliments the rest of the team really well, having worked extensively on the other side of the fence and seen things clearly from a customers' perspective.

"It's also an exciting time for him to join Eriez as the recycling side of our operation is developing very quickly and our markets are sure to continue growing for many years to come."