LEFORT America has announced that long-time recycling industry veteran Neil LeBlanc, has accepted the position of vice president of sales and marketing, for the Sunrise, Florida firm.
LeBlanc has spent more than 35 years in the recycling industry, promoting products and services for two well-known firms. In the early years of his career, Neil held various leadership roles with the Walker Magnetics Group, of Worcester Massachusetts. Most recently, he held senior management positions with Caterpillar Inc., of Peoria Illinois. In addition to these positions, Neil has been an active supporter of various trade associations in both Europe and the United States. Of note, Neil has held a national seat on the ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) board of directors for four years, as well as a senior advisory position to past presidents of the NDA (National Demolition Association).
"We are extremely excited to welcome Neil to the LEFORT America team," says Yves Lambert, president of LEFORT America. "His strong understanding of the North American and global recycling industries, longstanding relationships with many of our current and potentially future customers, and his well-seasoned leadership skills, position him for success in his new role."
"I am thrilled to be joining LEFORT America," LeBlanc noted. "With greater than 70 years of experience in designing, selling and servicing stationary and mobile scrap metal processing equipment in Europe, we have an outstanding portfolio to offer our customers in North and South America."
LEFORT is a family business, founded in 1947, that designs and manufactures many types of hydraulic shears and balers for the metal recycling industry.