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.
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||