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SMS appoints in-house counsel

Keywords: Tags  recycler, Scrap Metal Services, SMS, All Star Shredding, Jeffry Gertler, Kerry Davidson

PITTSBURGH — Scrap Metal Services LLC (SMS) has hired Kerry Davidson as vice president of human resources and in-house counsel.

Davidson previously was a labor and employment attorney at Chicago law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC, where she worked for 14 years.

"As we continue our focused expansion and resultant increase in the number of employees at SMS, we are pleased to have such an experienced professional join our team," said Jeffry Gertler, chief executive officer of the Burnham, Ill.-based scrap metals recycler.

SMS operates scrap processing facilities in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Texas. It recently purchased Brownsville, Texas-based All Star Metals LLC and All Star Shredding LLC, a metals shredder and ship breaking company (, Aug. 10).

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