WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) — Gary Champlin, general manager of Champlin Tire Recycling Inc. in Concordia, Kan., has been elected to a two-year term as secretary-treasurer of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI).
A family-owned business, Champlin Tire processes more than 4 million tires annually in a six-state region, ISRI said. Mr. Champlin has been general manager of the recycling firm since 1992, and previously served as an ISRI director-at-large, the institute said.
Doug Kramer, of Kramer Metals Inc. in Los Angeles, is ISRI’s new chair, ISRI said. Other new officers include Chair-Elect Mark Lewin, of Utah Metal Works Inc., Salt Lake City, and Vice Chair Brian Shine, of Manitoba Corp., Lancaster, N.Y.
ISRI’s new directors-at-large are Josh Joseph, Muskingum Iron & Metal Co., Zanesville, Ohio; Tom Knippel, SA Recycling Corp., Orange, Calif.; and Eva Shine, Shine Bros. Corp., Spencer, Iowa. Tim Shuttleworth of Eriez Manufacturing Co., Erie, Pa., is the institute’s new associate director.
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