NEW YORK Upstate
Shredding LLC-Ben Weitsman & Son Inc. has hired four new
managers at its New York and Pennsylvania locations from
competitor Sims Metal Management Ltd. as it looks to build its
team amid the companys expansion.
"Our third quarter was the best
quarter in our history," company owner Adam Weitsman told
AMM. "Were going to take this opportunity ... to
recruit the talent pool thats available."
Luis Ruiz, formerly
foreman/supervisor of nonferrous metals at Sims in Newark,
N.J., has joined as nonferrous production manager of Upstate
Shredding and all 10 Ben Weitsman locations in New York and
Kevin Freehill, previously yard
manager for Sims Liberty (Ferndale) facility in New York,
has been named general manager of Ben Weitsman of Liberty.
Taking the post of assistant
port manager of Ben Weitsman of Albany will be Brian Henderson,
who was most recently the quality superintendent for Sims
Claremont Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., while Sergio Amorim,
formerly a scale clerk and dispatcher at Sims Newark
operation, has been named the new logistics manager of Ben
Weitsman of Albany, the company said.
Weitsman said plans for
expansion have driven its hiring wave.
The Owego, N.Y.-based scrap
company has announced aggressive expansion plans over the past
year, including a deepwater port in Albany and an aim to set up
operations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Weitsman said. Its
reach outside of upstate New York will bring it into direct
contact with larger scrap recyclers, he said.
"I like to win and I like to
fight," Weitsman told AMM. "Its not exciting
fighting the little guy. I like to take on the biggest guy in
Upstate Shredding expects to
process more than 1 million tons of ferrous scrap metal and 200
million pounds of nonferrous scrap metal in 2013, it said.