|By Business Wire||
|June 12, 2014 01:48 PM EDT||
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, announced today that Kelly Thomas has been named its new Chief Operating Officer. Thomas most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Rolled Products North America at Aleris International Inc.
“A seasoned, global business executive with roots in finance, and a broad general management background focused in manufacturing, Kelly will be a fantastic asset to ERI as we continue to grow and expand revenue generation and market share,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Operations is such an important part of our business, it is critical that we expand our Executive Management team to prepare for our current growth opportunities, making Kelly an ideal fit.”
Thomas spent 15 years in the aluminum industry progressing in her career through finance, treasury, and commercial leadership into senior management responsible for business unit P&L oversight. Her tenure with Aleris also included roles as Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Metal Risk Management with roles in both Zurich, Switzerland and Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to Aleris, Thomas held various management positions with Alcoa for 10 years, including global oversight of Alcoa’s commodities risk management function and senior commercial leadership for Alcoa Europe’s primary products division as Vice President Alcoa Materials Management Europe. During her career with Alcoa, Thomas gained global exposure to Alcoa’s primary metals operations, working closely with staff in China, Brazil, Australia, Europe and Russia to drive better operational and commercial performance.
ERI’s former Chief Operating Officer, Tammy Shegerian, has been named Chief Revenue Officer for ERI.
Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit www.electronicrecyclers.com.
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