Category Archives: Leadership

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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Profiles in Paper: Victor Storelli

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Q & A Interview with VICTOR STORELLI Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: My family owned both a solid waste company and a paper recycling operation when I was growing up, and I worked in the businesses from the time I was about 16. My father passed away at a […]

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Profiles in Paper: Marc Forman

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Q & A Interview with MARC FORMAN Q: When and how did you enter the recycling industry? A: I joined what was then Harmon Associates, a Westbury, N.Y.-based subsidiary of Fort Howard, in April 1991. With my background in accounting and finance, I joined Harmon as a finance director. It didn’t take me long to realize […]

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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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