Ronald J. McCracken has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the solid waste division of Hi-Rise Recycling Systems, New York.
Thomas Schmandt has been appointed vice president of the environmental products division of Pearpoint Inc., Thousand Palms, Calif.
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, N.C. has hired Jennifer Windischmann as public affairs director.
Kate Krebs, executive director of the Arcata, Calif., Community Recycling Center, has been named Recycler of the Year by the California Resource Recovery Association.
Al-jon Solid Waste Division, Ottumwa, Iowa, has named Amanda Bacon sales and marketing associate.
UD Trucks, Irving, Texas, has named Michael Fillmore manager for parts operations, Evan Smith director of Western regional sales, Bill Snyder senior vice president of sales, Dave Trussell director of marketing and Yoshiyuki (Bob) Kurosawa senior director of sales administration.
Joseph Diederich has been appointed branch manager of the Southwest regional sales office of the Mesa, Ariz., branch of Legend Valley Products, Leiters Ford, Ind.
L.L. (Jay) Schwall, owner of Invirex Demolition, Huntington Station, N.Y., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Demolition Contractors, Doylestown, Pa.
Michael Costello has been named Arizona district manager for Houston-based Waste Management Inc.'s hauling division, Phoenix.
Hugh Robinson and William Warshauer have been elected to the board of directors of IMCO Recycling Inc., Irving, Texas.
Scientific Plastics Company Inc., Waukesha, Wis., has named William Hasenbeck as Southeastern regional sales manager.
Erl Henry has been named Southeastern regional sales manager and national accounts specialist for Leach Co., Oshkosh, Wis.
In Memoriam Glen Sanders, sales representative for El Monte Plastics, El Monte, Calif., died July 4. He had been in the waste container business for 20 years.
Joseph D'Elia, retired president of his family paper stock business, Bruno & D'Elia Inc., Hackensack, N.J., a subsidiary of Garden State Paper Co., died May 23.
Moira Catherine DeRosa of San Francisco, a member of the waste reduction team in the solid waste section of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, D.C.'s Region IX, died July 2.
Timothy Fields Jr. has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA), Washington, D.C., assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).
Fields has been an EPA employee for 28 years, most recently as the acting assistant administrator since February 1997. He is responsible for managing the EPA's hazardous and solid waste programs, including Superfund and Brownfields redevelopment. Fields has held various OSWER managerial positions, and has received the Presidential Rank Award four times.