Randy Wingenroth has been appointed Palfinger's new VP of operations for North America. He succeeds Michael Berger, who will return to PALFINGER headquarters in Austria as head of corporate HR.
According to Palfinger, Randy Wingenroth brings along more than 20 years of valuable experience in senior leadership roles related to operations, strategic sourcing, supply chain management and lean manufacturing. Moving forward, Randy will work together with Mark Woody, VP of Sales, to lead the North American business.Both Wingenroth and Woody will report to Lennart Brelin, President - Region Americas. "Randy will be a great addition to the management team and with a stronger drive for process quality, consistency and lean manufacturing, I'm confident that his contributions will add great value for our customers," commented Brelin.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.