Marshall Rabins Dies at 79 John Tallent Joins Safety Vision as COO

SAC Recycling Trucks, South Windsor, Conn., has appointed Jim Lyons national sales manager.

Bob West has joined URS Corp. as unit leader and environmental engineer.

North American Green, Evansville, Ind., has hired Bertel Da Silva as regional sales manager for Latin America.

Haley & Aldrich Inc., Boston, has elected company President Bruce E. Beverly as CEO and company Executive Vice President Joseph J. Rixner as chief operating officer.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, Calif., has named Stanley Sussman vice president, environmental sector.

John Tallent has joined Houston-based Safety Vision as chief operating officer.

Allison Transmission, Indianapolis, has appointed James L. Wanaselja director of North American marketing, sales and service.

Jean Hiller has resigned from her position in the Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., trade press relations office.

SI Geosolutions, a business unit of SI Corp., Chattanooga, Tenn., has named Pete Romocki to its market development team.

Michael F. Hullihan has joined Gannett Fleming, Fairfax, Va., as senior environmental resource manager.

Alcoa Wheel Products, Cleveland, has promoted Peter A. Miller to northwestern territory sales manager and Andrew Duso to territory sales manager for the central states/Great Lakes region.

Kathleen Gulbranson has joined Al-jon, Ottumwa, Iowa, as inside sales for the company's scrap customers.

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA), Steamboat Springs, Colo., has elected Greg Deegan of North American Green, Evansville, Ind., as an honorary board member.

Flexco, Downers Grove, Ill., has promoted Martin J. O'Neill to western regional sales manager.

Roger Parsons, until recently president of the environmental products group at Federal Signal Corp., Elgin, Ill., has retired.

Inpro/Seal Co., Rock Island, Ill., has appointed Paul Bender director of sales and marketing.

Genesis Equipment & Manufacturing Inc., Superior, Wis., has hired Curt Helmen as customer service manager, David Pelvere as business development manager, Kevin Rohloff as western regional manager, and Greg Walker as south central regional manager.

EggSystems, Minneapolis, has promoted Michael Crowe to group CEO and president of U.S. operations.

Harold Rouster has joined Wendt Corp., Tonawanda, N.Y., as president and chief operating officer.

Marshall Rabins, an Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) Hall of Fame inductee, has died at 79.

As president of the California-based waste hauling company Universal By-Products during the 1960s and early 1970s, Rabins was a leader among National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) members. Among those responsible for creating the solid waste industry's first national trade show in 1968, Rabins served as NSWMA president from 1968 to 1970.

Rabins sold his company to Houston-based Waste Management Inc. in the mid-1970's and continued working with Waste Management until he retired to Puerto Villarta, Mexico, in the late 1970's.

Rabins was nominated as NSWMA Man of the Year in 1975 and was inducted into the EIA Hall of Fame in 1986.