Machinex appoints US western region sales manager

Machinex appoints US western region sales manager

Will Herzog has more than 25 years’ business experience in recycling, construction and real estate.

July 6, 2017
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products Personnel Activity

Machinex Technologies Inc., the High Point, North Carolina-based U.S. subsidiary of Machinex Group, Plessisville, Quebec, has announced that Will Herzog has joined the company as a sales manager for the western U.S.

In his new role, Herzog will help develop sorting systems solutions with customers while providing the latest technologies on the market, Machinex says. He will ensure customers’ satisfaction while supporting them in their future needs.

Herzog has more than 25 years of business experience in the recycling, construction and real estate industries with a background in finance and strategic planning, according to Machinex.

He joined Hudson Baylor in 2002 and led the company’s growth initiatives until its sale to ReCommunity in 2012. During this time, Hudson Baylor added eight new facilities and secured 15 major municipal contracts. Most of these new contracts included major capital investments in material recovery facilities (MRFs) to add capacity and modernize operations. In 2009, Herzog relocated to Arizona to supervise plant operations for the company’s four MRFs there while continuing his business development role. During this time, he led development on the company’s new MRF in Tucson, Arizona. Following the acquisition of Hudson Baylor by ReCommunity in 2012, Herzog continued to focus on business development in the western U.S., as well as heading ReCommunity’s marketing efforts since 2014.

Most recently, he spent much of the last year working as a buyer of recyclables for WestRock. In his territory in the southwestern U.S., Herzog bought and sold recovered materials from recyclers, warehouses, distribution centers and other generators of old corrugated containers (OCC), paper and plastics. This provides him with a well-rounded experience in the commodity market, having experience both in producing recovered materials as well as handling end-market purchasing, Machinex says.

Herzog has an MBA in finance from Boston College and has served on the board of Keep Phoenix Beautiful since 2010.

“What attracted us to Will is that along with his strong interpersonal skills, he is extremely well-versed in the recycling market,” says Chris Hawn, Machinex executive vice president of sales and business development. “His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, MRF operations and design, commodity sales, municipal bids and, most importantly, customer experience. Will becomes an important asset for Machinex as he will help broaden the western region sales and business development.”

“I’m excited to join the Machinex team,” Herzog says. “Between the energy and creativity of the engineering team, along with the company’s commitment to providing premier customer service to our partners, I am confident that we will be able to offer effective and economic solutions to our customers’ waste processing and diversion projects.”