Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries elects new chair and national officers
Mark Lewon selected as organization’s new chair
During its 2016 convention and exposition, held at the beginning of April in Las Vegas, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) elected four new national officers, five directors-at-large, and one associate director to its board, all of whom will serve two-year terms ending in 2018. Among those elected is Mark Lewon of Utah Metal Works, Inc. (Salt Lake City) who will serve as ISRI’s new chair.
The three other national officers are: Chair-Elect Brian Shine of Manitoba Corporation (Lancaster, NY); Vice-Chair Gary Champlin of Champlin Tire Recycling (Concordia, KS); and Secretary-Treasurer Brian Henesey of Rocky Mountain Recycling (Commerce City, CO). The five directors-at-large elected were: Tom Knippel, SA Recycling Corp.(Orange, CA); Michael Lewis of Lewis Salvage Corp. (Warsaw, IN); Scott Miller of Sims Metal Management (New York); Stephen Moss of Stanton A. Moss Inc. (Bryn Mawr, PA); and Colin Kelly of Schnitzer Northeast (Everett, MA). Michael Condron of Caterpillar (Peoria, IL) was elected as associate director.
“ISRI welcomes and congratulates the members of our newly elected board who will help guide the industry over the next two years and whose decisions will impact recycling for the foreseeable future,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “This strong and diverse leadership team will help steer the industry through a time of economic uncertainty, guide the development of ISRI policy and positions, and strengthen the delivery of ISRI benefits. ISRI members should be confident that the organization serving as their voice is in good hands.”
About the newly-elected National Officers:
Mark Lewon is among the fourth generation of his family to work in the scrap metal industry. In the summers between high school years, and also college years, he worked for his family’s business, Utah Metal Works, in Salt Lake City, learning to sort metal. After graduating from Northwestern University, Mark went to work for LMC Corporation, as a non-ferrous metal buyer. LMC was bought by Sims while Mark was working there. After two years, Mark headed home to Salt Lake to rejoin the family business. He is the president of Utah Metal Works, which means he does some of everything, with operations heading the list. Mark recently served as ISRI’s national chair-elect.
Brian Shine is president of Manitoba Corporation, a fourth generation non-ferrous metals recycler. Manitoba operates two plants; Lancaster (Buffalo), NY and St. Louis, MO with a primary focus on processing high grade copper scrap. He recently served as ISRI’s vice-chair. Brian and his wife Lynne have three sons Sam, Jake, and Drew.
Gary Champlin has served as General Manager of Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. (CTRI) in Concordia, Kansas since 1992. CTRI, a family-owned and operated business, processes more than four million tires annually in a six-state region. Gary’s family has been in the tire business for 65 years and tire recycling for 23 years. ISRI has been a big part of the family’s success professionally, and Gary has developed many long-term relationships with other members as a result. Gary recently served as a secretary-treasurer. He and his wife Debra have six children and four grandchildren.
Brian Henesey is Vice President and General Manager of Rocky Mountain Recycling, Inc., (RMR). He grew up in Duquesne, outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the early age of 16, he worked as a summer employee at a local scrap company, called Vac-Air Alloys. Throughout high school and college, Brian continued to work as a summer employee. After graduation, Brian was hired to a full-time position as a management trainee. Eventually, he was assigned the role of plant operations manager of a facility in Houston in 1995. In 1998, he accepted a position as a commercial buyer with RMR and moved to Colorado. He resides in Denver, Colorado with his fiancé Tammy and English bulldog, Bella Blue.