Personnel Notes

New hires and promotions in the recycling industry

Apto Solutions adds chief revenue officer

Fred Reynaud
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Apto Solutions

Continuing to grow its leadership team, Atlanta-based information technology asset disposition (ITAD) company Apto Solutions has announced the addition of Fred Reynaud as chief revenue officer (CRO). Reynaud will run the direct and indirect account management and business development teams, driving alignment between sales, operations, marketing and finance. He also will be responsible for all revenue generation processes at Apto.

Apto says Reynaud has developed high-performing sales and service organizations and channel and strategy teams for large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent software vendors for 30 years. At EMC and later Dell Technologies, both headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, he led teams across several business units, including federal, enterprise, strategy, consulting and channels. Apto says Reynaud joins the company to champion its vision for circularity, fueling its ambition for greater growth.

“Since I first met with Apto, I’ve been impressed with the leadership team and their overall vision for ITAD sustainability,” Reynaud says. “They’ve been at the forefront of helping customers minimize their emissions and e-waste by monetizing their aging assets—doing it better than anyone else because of their people, processes and intellectual property. As CRO, I’ll bring experience, focus and perseverance in driving IT hardware solutions for a large OEM.”

Established in 2001, Apto Solutions is known for its leadership in sustainable ITAD and its Pulse platform—a tool that enables clients to track their assets and see in real-time the amount of greenhouse gas emissions saved from reuse and recycling activities with Apto. These savings can then be easily factored into a company’s broader environmental, social and governance efforts. As a result, Apto says it has emerged as an award- winning ITAD solutions leader, trusted by financial and technology companies, as well as by OEMs, for data destruction, value recovery and sustainable asset disposition that avoids landfills.

In Reynaud, Apto says it has found not only an industry veteran with invaluable business ties but a believer in its sustainable mission.

“Fred has spent his entire career selling IT services to Fortune Global 500 companies, navigating the needs of these businesses at the highest possible level,” Apto CEO Jeffrey Jones says. “It’s crucial that we bring those capabilities and knowledge to the ITAD industry.

“With research indicating that the ITAD market is currently valued at over $20 billion, we think Fred is a perfect fit for helping us use his sales and account management techniques to help us take advantage of this tremendous opportunity,” Jones continues. “With his skills, we’ll have an enormous impact and encourage a new era of circularity in the ITAD industry.”

Domtar announces CEO transition

John Williams, left, and Steve Henry
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Domtar has announced its President and CEO John Williams will retire June 30 after 14 years in the position. Steve Henry, current senior vice president of packaging, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer and will succeed Williams as CEO upon his retirement.

Williams has served as president and CEO of the Fort Mill, South Carolina-based paper manufacturer since 2009, growing its presence in pulp, engineered materials, thermal paper and containerboard markets, according to Domtar.

“He joined the company during a recession and has navigated ever-changing industry dynamics and economic fluctuations to transform Domtar into the strong pulp, paper and packaging company that it is today,” Henry says of Williams. “I am honored to build on his legacy and continue serving our stakeholders.”

Henry is a 27-year veteran of the forest products and paper industries and held various roles and corporate positions at Georgia-Pacific, Weyerhaeuser and International Paper before joining Domtar in 2011.

He has served as mill manager in multiple locations during his career at Domtar. Henry’s most recent assignment was to lead the company’s entry into the packaging business, which includes the $350 million conversion of its Kingsport, Tennessee, paper mill to produce 600,000 tons per year of 100-percent-recycled containerboard. The company expected that project to start up by the end of 2022.

“Steve has been a smart and dependable leader during his career at Domtar,” Williams says. “I have relied on his expertise over the years, most recently as he engineered Domtar’s entry into the packaging business.”

This year will mark Domtar’s 175th year in business.

Mack Trucks North America names president

Jonathan Randall
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Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks, Greensboro, North Carolina, has named Jonathan Randall as its new president of Mack Trucks North America. He reports to Martin Weissburg, global president of Mack Trucks and chairman of Volvo Group North America.

Randall joined Mack in 2016 as senior vice president of North American sales and most recently served as a senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations. Mack says he brings more than 25 years of commercial vehicle experience to his role, with original equipment manufacturer leadership positions in truck sales, product marketing, truck leasing and aftermarket parts and service.

Randall, who has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, will continue to be based at Mack’s headquarters in Greensboro, according to the company.

“Jonathan is a proven leader who is passionate about working with our dealers and customers to grow Mack’s business as we introduce new services and products to the North American market,” Weissburg says.

Plastic Industry Association makes leadership changes

Camille Gallo, left, and Matthew Glaser
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The Plastics Industry Association, Washington, has announced the appointment of Matthew Glaser as senior director of industry engagement and Camille Gallo as director of communications.

Glaser will serve as director for the association’s processors council, responsible for managing all activities of the council and enhancing member benefits while integrating broader association strategy regarding advocacy, communication, engagement and sustainability into those activities.

Glaser, who holds a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in management from the University of Maryland Global Campus, most recently worked for the American Petroleum Institute as senior program manager for global business development.

“We are fortunate to have Matt join our industry engagement team here at [the association],” says Ashley Hood-Morley, vice president of industry engagement. “Matt comes to us with an extensive association management background and vast experience leading committees, developing educational programs and growing membership. We are excited to have his expertise enhance our total member experience.”

Gallo will be the association’s primary link with those seeking information, statements and interviews, including all Washington press offices, media covering state and local governments and the trade press.

“We sought a communications director with a strong background in strategic communications and found that person in Camille,” Vice President of Communications Stephanie Strategos Polis says. “Camille has worked within and alongside the media, giving her a true insider’s perspective. Her seasoned experience combined with her extensive knowledge makes her an incredible addition to our communications team.”

Gallo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Drew University and most recently worked with the National Republican Congressional Committee as deputy director of media affairs and strategic communications. She also served as an on-the-record spokesperson, handling media requests from the national and local press.

Texas Shredder-Lindemann USA adds to team

Dan Kessler
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Texas Shredder-Lindemann USA, based in San Antonio, has announced Dan Kessler will serve as a new business relations manager.

Kessler will be responsible for maintaining and building customer relationships and support for parts sales and service. He has 24 years of experience in the metal recycling industry, most recently working at Columbia Steel as a district manager.

“We are pleased to have Dan join our new team in North America to continue improving our support for our valued Texas Shredder and Lindemann customers,” Director of Lindemann Americas Mark Haire says. “Dan’s vast product knowledge and years of experience in our industry will enhance our ability to provide service excellence for our broad range of metal recycling products.”

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