29-year veteran of the scrap metal industry is now working
independently to broker deals to local and global players.
Greg Dixon established
Smart Recycling Management LLC, focusing on brokerage,
consulting and industrial management initiatives.
He quietly left Cohen
Brothers Inc.s Baker Iron & Metal Co. division in
Lexington, Ky., where he had been vice president of national
Dixon continues to
work from Lexington but is not concentrating on any specific
geographic area. "I am interested in doing things well and
keeping deals small and niche in nature. This gives me the
ability to react to any situation. I am more doing 200- or
300-ton deals than big deals," brokering tons obtained from
dealers to mills, he said.
Dixon also is
consulting with small scrapyards on logistical and operational
matters. "There are guys like myself with a broad range of
experience who can do multiple things. I have worked with
national accounts, and logistics is a big part of that
equation," he said.
As for industrial
management, Dixon said he is working to contract with companies
to manage industrial customers. "This can happen with one plant
or if a company has multiple plants. I then analyze each
facility and look for ways to improve. I am primarily doing
this for the scrap dealer, but could also contract with the
plant directly to assist them," he said.
Dixon remains active
with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, where he is
chairman of the Washington-based trade groups Government
Relations Committee. He also is a board member of ISRIs
Ohio Valley Chapter.