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Eriez names new CFO

Magnetic and separation equipment producer Eriez has announced the appointment of Andrew Olsen as its new chief financial officer and treasurer. He will be based out of the company’s global headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania, and report to Eriez President and CEO Lukas Guenthardt.

Olsen served most recently as chief financial officer at General Electric Aviation – Advanced Atomization Technologies, a joint venture of Parker Aviation and General Electric based in Clyde, New York. According to Eriez, his background also includes serving in “high-level positions at several industrial manufacturing companies.”

“Andrew’s career has included leading global teams in challenging market conditions,” says Guenthardt. “His functional expertise in business transformation and process optimization will help Eriez advance its strategic initiatives toward sustainable, profitable growth,” he adds.

Eriez designs, manufactures and installs globally magnetic separation, metal detection, material handling, fluid recycling and flotation technologies with applications in the recycling, mining, aggregate, plastics, metalworking, packaging and food industries.

Tomra names regional director for the Americas

Tomra Recycling has announced Ty Rhoad as its new Regional Director Americas, taking over for Carlos Manchado Atienza. Rhoad will lead the sales, service and project management teams in North and South America and will engage in business development activities for the company’s optical sorting systems.

“Ty’s work philosophy and passion for the recycling industry is in perfect alignment with Tomra’s,” says Fabrizio Radice, vice president and global head of sales and marketing for Tomra Recycling. “He has spent the last 10 years of his career in the waste and recycling industry, leading sales teams and working with key waste and recycling companies. We are convinced he will fit in with Tomra professionally and personally to continue expanding our business in the Americas.”

Rhoad has previously worked with Los Angeles-based Rehrig Pacific Co. and is a member of the Future Industry Leaders Alliance of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), according to Tomra.

“Over the years, I have developed a passion for recycling and the business,” says Rhoad. “What makes this industry so special is the contacts mature beyond the business relationships into friendships. Tomra is at the forefront of the circular economy working toward closing the loop, and I see tremendous growth potential for our industry-leading sorting technologies in the Americas.”

Rhoad will be based in Tomra Recycling’s Charlotte, North Carolina, North American headquarters. Tomra Recycling is a Germany-based business unit of Norway-based Tomra Systems ASA that describes itself as a creator and provider of sensor-based solutions for optimal resource productivity.

Connect Work Tools adds three to team

Connect Work Tools, a construction and demolition equipment manufacturer based in Superior, Wisconsin, has announced the addition of three new members to its team. According to a news release from the company, the additions include Geordie Stewart, Blake Liebelt and Johnnie Gibbons.

Stewart has been named director of sales for Connect Work Tools, a division of Exodus Global, also based in Superior. Stewart is experienced in the hydraulic breaker market with more than 10 years in the industry. He also owned KGS Demolition Attachment Services, Cleburne, Texas, a company specializing in attachment distribution and full-service hammer rebuilds.

“I have been watching the impact that Exodus Global and its divisions have had since their inception in the attachment market,” Stewart says. “I am very proud to finally be a part of this impressive company and to represent Connect Work Tools as the director of sales. I am looking forward to being able to contribute to the rapid growth by expanding the dealer and rental networks for Connect.”

In addition, Liebelt has joined the Connect Team as the parts manager. Liebelt most recently was the national parts manager for Okada America and was responsible for inventory management of service parts in all three of the company’s warehouses.

“This [is] a game-changer for Connect Work Tools. As a company, we are deeply committed to hiring the best people and giving them all the tools to succeed,” says Rich Currie, vice president of sales. “In the hydraulic breaker world, it does not get better than Geordie and Blake. In conjunction with these hires, we are making a significant investment in inventory and service capability. The future is very bright for Connect Work Tools.”

Gibbons also has joined the Connect Work Tools service team as the South-Central product support manager and breaker specialist. Gibbons has more than 25 years in the industry, including 18 years with RDO Equipment in Austin, Texas, and most recently worked as the service manager for KGS Demolition Attachment Services.

“With Johnnie’s vast experience in our industry and his hydraulic knowledge, I’m confident he will be a great fit to our team, and I’m thrilled to see what this collaboration will bring,” says Brian Hawn, vice president of service.

Powerscreen Michiana appointed as Terex Ecotec dealer

Powerscreen Michiana, Newton, New Hampshire, will now represent Terex Ecotec in the state of Michigan. The organization will immediately assume responsibility for sales, rentals, service and parts related to Terex Ecotec equipment.

Established in 1985 and formally known as Powerscreen of Indiana, Powerscreen Michiana is locally owned and operated by David Summer and Bryan Shutt. The team has decades of experience in serving the quarrying, mining, construction, demolition, and recycling industries.

“We look forward to adding Powerscreen Michiana to Terex Ecotec’s growing distributor network in North America,” George Wilcox, sales and marketing director at CBI and Terex Ecotec, says. “Powerscreen Michiana will bring a dedicated and focused service capacity to customers in the state of Michigan.”

Terex Ecotec’s product portfolio consists of shredders, trommel screens, recycling screens, metal separators, and conveyors.

Company Wrench and Screen Machine expand partnership

Company Wrench and Screen Machine Industries have announced the expansion of their partnership into central and eastern Tennessee. Carroll, Ohio-based Company Wrench is also Screen Machine’s exclusive dealer in Florida.

Screen Machine is a leading manufacturer of portable jaw, impact and cone crushers, screening plants, trommels and conveyors. Based out of Etna, Ohio, Screen Machine has earned global recognition for its aggregate processing equipment.

“Our Florida customers absolutely love these crushers. They are impressed by Screen Machine’s ability to combine raw power with innovative controls and features,” says Company Wrench President Cam Gabbard. “We are excited to represent these outstanding products in Tennessee and strengthen our relationship with Screen Machine.”

Company Wrench sells, rents, services and supplies parts for heavy equipment at 11 locations in Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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