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Thimons Succeeds Crawford as Chief of Steel Recycling InstiuteThimons Succeeds Crawford as Chief of Steel Recycling Instiute

Allan Gerlat

October 28, 2014

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Thimons Succeeds Crawford as Chief of Steel Recycling Instiute

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) has a new leader, as Mark Thimons succeeds the retiring Gregory Crawford as vice president of the group.

The Washington-based Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) of the American Iron and Steel Institute made the appointment of Thimons, who joined SMDI in 2010 as director of construction sustainability. He has more than 25 years of experience in steel construction products and steel product sustainability, according to a news release.

“Under Greg’s leadership, the Steel Recycling Institute has driven increases in steel recycling rates while positioning the organization to take a lead role in steel sustainability in North America.,” said Lawrence Kavanagh, president of the SMDI. Mark’s particular expertise will ensure a smooth transition and enable the organization to focus on steel’s superior environmental performance versus competing materials.”

As part of the transition, Pitttsburgh-based SRI will focus its efforts in two core areas: recycling programs and life cycle research. The recycling focus will feature national and regional recycling initiatives, outreach and growth, while the lifecycle research will include life cycle assessment studies and other sustainability-related initiatives connected to the North American steel industry.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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