PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Zinc Recycling LLC (“AZR” or the “Company”), announced today that it has named Rodrigo Daud as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Daud is a highly-respected international metals executive having most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer of Votorantim, a Brazil-based metals conglomerate, and Chairman of its wholly-owned Houston, TX-based subsidiary, U.S. Zinc. He also presently is serving a term as Chairman of the International Zinc Association. His appointment becomes effective July 17, 2017.
“We are pleased to have Rodrigo Daud take the reins at AZR and lead our executive team going forward,” said Wayne Isaacs, Chairman of the AZR Board of Directors and interim CEO. “Rodrigo brings a wealth of experience as a highly-regarded metals executive with an impressive and broad background in the commercial aspects of the metals industry,” added Isaacs. With the appointment of Mr. Daud as CEO, Wayne Isaacs will continue to serve as AZR Chairman of the Board.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with one of the global leaders in the zinc and recycling industries. American Zinc Recycling and its predecessors have been leaders in domestic zinc production dating back to the mid-1800s and in zinc recycling since the 1980’s. I look forward to working with the AZR team to continue strengthening the Company’s financial position, expanding the operating footprint and further growing the business,” said Mr. Daud.
The Company also announced that Don Sheets has been appointed to the Board of Directors of AZR and also named as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Sheets served as Vice Chairman of Dow Corning and previously held the position of Executive Vice President and CFO of Dow Corning Corporation. “AZR is fortunate to have Don join the Board and chair the Audit Committee. His vast experience in financial, business and commercial leadership roles is an asset that will benefit the Board and the Company going forward,” noted Isaacs.
About American Zinc Recycling
American Zinc Recycling Corp. is a leading recycler of electric arc furnace dust. Its parent company, American Zinc Recycling LLC, also owns The International Metals Reclamation Company, LLC (“INMETCO”), a leading recycler of metals-bearing wastes and a leading processor of nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries in North America; Zochem Inc., a zinc oxide producer located in Brampton, Ontario and American Zinc Products LLC, the owner and operator of the group’s Mooresboro, North Carolina facility. American Zinc Recycling LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA., employs approximately 600 people and has seven facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit http://www.azr.com for more information.