Category Archives: Leadership

Past President Interview: Marty Davis

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Marty Davis Q: Are you still active in the paper recycling business? A: Yes, I’m working full-time, at 66, as president of Midland Davis Corp. I’m over half the age of the company, which is 128 years old. But I still enjoy the business, even after 45 years in it, […]

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Myles Cohen Receives NJPRA Lifetime Award

The New Jersey Paper Recycling Association recognized Myles Cohen, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pratt Industries and former President of Pratt Recycling, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at a Dec. 6 ceremony in Carlstadt, N.J. The NJPRA board of directors praised Cohen for his significant support, dedication, and passion for the recycling industry throughout […]

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PSI Meeting to Feature Election, Speakers

PSI Meeting to Feature Speakers From Fastmarkets RISI, PSI Elections, and NASHVILLE PARTY The PSI Chapter will meet in Nashville, Tenn., in February to elect new officers for the 2020–2022 term and hear two industry experts comment on current market trends. PSI will hold its election meeting Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in Room 206 of Music City […]

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Profiles in Paper: Ed Tucciarone

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Q & A Interview with ED TUCCIARONE Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: While I  was earning my associate’s degree, I worked at a publishing house and took its scrap paper for recycling to Bruno & D’Elia in Hackensack, N.J. That company hired me to work as a scale […]

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Past President Interview: Joel Litman

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Q & A PSI Retrospective: Joel Litman Q: Are you still actively involved in the paper recycling business? A: Yes, I’m currently co-owner and president of Texas Recycling, Inc. in Dallas and manager of Action Shred of Texas, our affiliated information destruction company. Q: What keeps you interested and engaged in the industry? A: The combination of working […]

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New Podcast Features PSI President Leonard Zeid

“Pile of Scrap” Podcast PSI President Leonard Zeid talks paper recycling with John Sacco, former ISRI chair and president of Sierra International Machinery.   PSI Chapter President Leonard Zeid (above right) of Midland Davis Corp. is the featured interviewee in a recent episode of the “Pile of Scrap” podcast series, hosted by John Sacco (above […]

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PSI Announces Officer Nominations

PSI Nominates New Officers PSI’s Nominating Committee, as required by the PSI bylaws, met Nov. 11, 2019, via conference call and put forward the above officer nominations to the PSI Board of Directors. The PSI Board of Directors unanimously approved the proposed slate during its Nov. 15 conference call. The PSI Chapter’s election meeting is scheduled for Feb. […]

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Profiles in Paper: Kerry Getter

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Q & A Interview with KERRY GETTER Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: My father and brother had started a company named All Wastepaper Recycling in Dallas in the mid-1970s. After I graduated from college, I worked in the commercial banking business in Texas for 10 years. In the late […]

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Profiles in Paper: Morris Friedman

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Q & A Interview with MORRIS FRIEDMAN Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I grew up in the scrap business. My father Abe and his brother Marty started a scrap business—City Iron and Wastepaper—in Lorain, Ohio, in the mid-to-late-1950s in the back yard of their house. They became one […]

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Profiles in Paper: Greg Cottrell

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Q & A Interview with GREG COTTRELL Q: When and how did you enter the papermaking/recycling industry? A: I began my current career in 1982 by accident. At the time, I had the landscaping and greenhouse business in North Carolina. While visiting my parents in Georgia during an unusually cold winter in North Carolina, I […]

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