Category Archives: Leadership

Past President Interview: Sandy Rosen

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Sandy Rosen Q: How did you enter the paper recycling business? A: My family owned a paper recycling company named Great Lakes Paper Stock Corp. as well as a metal recycling business named Rosen & Sons. I always worked in the family business after school and during summers. When I dropped […]

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Profiles in Paper: Sue Robinson

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Q & A Interview with SUE ROBINSON Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I was working for a nonprofit environmental organization in Washington state in 1985 when Seattle was deciding whether to build an incinerator or to recycle. I volunteered to serve on a solid waste committee for the city, and I […]

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Profiles in Paper: Ron Novas

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Q & A Interview with RON NOVAS Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I started working with my grandfather, Roy Kopstein, at his paper plant—Miami Waste Paper—in high school on Saturdays and during summers for some spending money. I did everything along with my two brothers, Robert and David, from […]

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Past President Interview: Kevin Duncombe

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Kevin Duncombe Q: How did you enter the paper recycling/brokerage business?  A: I got into this business a bit unexpectedly. I was finishing up my master’s degree in business, and I took a job as an accountant at a box company. It was at a time when technology was just starting […]

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Past President Interview: Crawford Carpenter

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Crawford Carpenter Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: I retired two years ago at 73. Now, I get up pretty early—I don’t like sleeping in—and I do some fitness activities first, usually cycling or tennis. I normally practice or play tennis three to four days […]

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PSI Past President Interview: Ben Harvey

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Ben Harvey Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: Yes. I graduated from college in 1971 and have worked in my family’s company ever since, currently serving as president. Our company had three employees when I joined, and it now has 350 employees. How did […]

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PSI Past President Interview: George Chen

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: George Chen Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling/brokerage business? A: Yes, I export recovered paper to Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia. Q: What is your current job title and company? A: I am president of G&T Trading International Corp., a Clifton, NJ-based company that exports recovered […]

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Meet Executive Committee Member Tamara Mayberry

Meet Your 2018 Executive Board Member Director-at-Large: Tamara Mayberry Tamara Mayberry Pioneer Industries International Director of Sales & Marketing With 24 years of experience in the recycling Industry, Tamara Mayberry started her recycling career with The Peltz Group in 1994. Starting in plant sourcing, eventually she oversaw that group before moving into national sales and […]

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Meet Executive Committee Member Leonard Zeid

Congratulations to our new 2018 Executive Committee member, PSI President Leonard Zeid!  Meet Leonard Zeid Executive Vice President & Director of the Brokerage Division Midland Davis Corporation Leonard Zeid is currently the Executive Vice President & Director of the Brokerage Division of Midland Davis Corporation. As head of Midland’s brokerage group, Zeid is responsible for Midland’s […]

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Meet Executive Committee Member Ray Oge

Congratulations to our new 2018 Executive Committee member, PSI Secretary-Treasurer Ray Oge!  Meet Ray Oge General Manager, Northeast Division GP Harmon Recycling Ray Oge is currently the General Manager, Northeast Division at GP Harmon Recycling.  Ray and his team are responsible for all sourcing & selling activities, plant P&L as well as procurement for Georgia-Pacific mills.  Ray […]

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