PHILADELPHIA Less than a
year after being appointed to a new executive position at Sims
Metal Management Ltd., Alan Ratner has left to join New
York-based Hugo Neu Corp.
Ratner, who was named Sims
executive vice president of operations and safety, health,
environment and community earlier this year after nearly four
decades with the recycler (
amm.com, Feb. 2), will join Hugo Neu Recycling LLC
on Wednesday as chief operating officer, Hugo Neu
Ratner will be responsible for
WeRecycle! LLC, a Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based electronics
recycling business in the Hugo Neu group of companies. He also
will also play a role in the design and construction of the
companys planned recycling operation in Guaynabo, Puerto
Rico. The Puerto Rico plant, which has already received
environmental permits, is expected to cost about $80 million
and process ferrous scrap, curbside material and electronics
amm.com, June 29).
"Wendy and I have known Alan for
many years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of
operations and safety/environmental issues, and supports many
of our management goals, including a strong environmental
program, energy savings and a rewarding incentive compensation
program at all levels of the company," John Neu told
AMM in an e-mail.
Ratners departure from
Sims comes less than a year after the New York-based recycler
restructured its senior management team and eliminated its
co-president position. Ratner had been co-president of the
companys North America Metals segment prior to being
named executive vice president.
A spokesman for Sims said the
company does not comment on personnel matters.