Environmental Executive Moves: Shell, Alcoa, GEI, Steel Dynamics
Royal Dutch Shell: CEO Peter Voser will retire from the oil company in the first half of 2014. Voser was appointed CEO in July 2009 and has been an executive director since 2004. The company didn’t give a reason for Voser’s retirement. Shell’s Chairman Jorma Ollila says the board will lead a review of internal and external candidates for the post.
Alcoa: The aluminum producer has appointed Susan Ringler (pictured) vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer. Ringler, who will join Alcoa on June 1, has been a deputy general counsel at water technology company Xylem. She succeeds Judith Nocito, director, global compliance and assistant general counsel, who will retire Aug. 1 after 34 years at Alcoa.
GEI Consultants: Raymond D. Hart is the new president of the civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm. Hart has served as the company’s chief operating officer for the past seven years. He replaces Francis D. Leathers, who will return to full-time client practice after working as GEI’s president for the past 14 years. Ronald Palmieri, formerly GEI senior vice president and central region manager, has been named GEI’s new chief operating officer, replacing Hart in that position.
DenBeste Water Solutions: The fluid containment and management systems company has named Les Carmichael as its CEO. Carmichael has also been elected to the DenBeste board of directors. Carmichael most recently was CEO of Taylor Companies, a subsidiary of Gibson Energy.
Steel Dynamics: Robert A. Simon has been appointed vice president and general manager of the steel producers and metals recycler’s structural and rail division. The position became vacant following John Nolan’s move to the newly created position of vice president product development. Most recently, Simon was executive vice president of Evraz Tubular Product Group.
Solid Waste Association of North America: Sara Bixby has been hired as the group’s new deputy executive director, Waste & Recycling News reports. Bixby, a past SWANA president, has been director of the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency for the past 10 years. Bixby’s hiring comes months after former SWANA deputy executive director Lori Scozzafava left in October.
US Composting Council: In related news, USCC has named Scozzafava executive director. Scozzafava replaces former USCC executive director Michael Virga, who, according to the council, has moved on to other career opportunities.
UQM Technologies: The electric motors, generators and power electronic controllers manufacturer has appointed David I. Rosenthal as treasurer and chief financial officer. Most recently, Rosenthal was a director and served as interim president and CEO of Cyanotech Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of nutritional supplement products.
Department of Justice: Ignacia S. Moreno, assistant attorney general of the environment and natural resources division, has announced that she will leave the DoJ on June 7. The Senate unanimously confirmed Moreno in November 2009.
American Institute for Packaging and the Environment: The trade organization has named Donna Dempsey executive director, effective June 3. Dempsey is a public affairs leader and association executive, AMERIPEN says.
WK Dickson: The environmental and water resources engineering firm has hired Jeremy L. Brashears. He is located in the Charlotte regional office and serves as a project manager in the water and wastewater group.
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