Sharon Newell Shirley
Sharon Newell Shirley purchased the company from her
parents in July 1995. Sharon inherited her father’s
passion for metal recycling, a business into which women
rarely venture. Under her leadership the company
opened eleven new locations in the state Georgia, and
one in South Carolina. As well as being noted one of Atlanta’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies
and Women in Business Top 10, Newell has become one of East Point's
largest employers. She attributes this to running the business based on an open-door philosophy and adherence to Christian principles.
President/Chief Operating Officer
Chip joined Newell Recycling in 1989, enrolling in Mr. Alton Newell’s executive training program at the headquarters in San Antonio. He was in charge of special projects for Mr. Newell before being named Assistant to the President in 1991. Chip also was named as General Manager of the San Antonio operations in 1993, having three other general managers of Texas operations reporting to him.
In 1995 Chip became President and COO of Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc. He and Sharon together assembled the outstanding team below, which has resulted in Newell Recycling becoming the premier scrap metal recycler in Georgia. Under his leadership, Newell has experienced a six fold growth in both jobs created and tons processed in the last 12 years. Under his leadership, Newell has grown their operations in the Southeast from a single facility to ten, with plans for several more in the next few years.
Chip received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, where he was also captain of the varsity tennis team. He has served on numerous ISRI committees and has attended many of their training programs.
Vice President - Ferrous Operations
Bobby Triesch joined Newell Recycling of Atlanta, Inc. in 2004 as Vice President – Director of Ferrous Operations. In this position, he oversees all aspects of the company’s two State-of-the-Art Mega Shredders, eddy current plants, iron yard cutting and shearing, mobile processing services, and equipment maintenance.
Bobby has been in the metal recycling industry since 1989 when he bought a steel distribution and scrap metal operation in San Antonio and an auto shredder operation in Denver. He expanded into Colorado Spring and installed another shredding operation in Salt Lake City. He sold the Colorado and Utah businesses to a public company in 1998, and at that time became the regional President of that company. In 2001, he was appointed the Shredder Specialist overseeing all of the company’s eleven shredder operations, which processed a combined total of more than one million tons each year.
In 2003, he started a new consulting business named Shredder Dynamics, LLC. That company designed and oversaw the installation of a new shredding and eddy current operation in Spencer, Iowa, and an 8000hp Mega Shredder with a State-of-the-Art Metal Recovery Plant in St. Louis.
Bobby majored in Industrial Engineering (1984-88) at Texas A & M University. He is very involved in the recycling industry, having served in many positions at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), including Chairman of the Ferrous Division (2002-2004), Chairman of the Shredder (1998-2002) Committee and on the National Board of Directors since 2002.
Vice President - Marketing
Frank Goulding joined Newell Recycling in 1979 after brief stint in the transportation business. A native of Atlanta, he attended The Georgia Institute of Technology, where he majored in Civil Engineering and Industrial Management. He has held numerous positions with the company and has acquired a broad base of knowledge and expertise of the scrap industry. At the time of his employment the company only employed 40. The company has since grown and is the largest scrap processor in the state. He currently serves as Chairman of the Ferrous Division of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI), is the Chairperson of their Shredder Committee, and is on the Board of Directors.
Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
In 1999 Bob joined the Newell Recycling team as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his role as CFO, Bob is responsible for all financial, accounting and administrative operations for all Newell Recycling Companies. In addition, he manages and directs all banking relationships for the Newell Group of Companies. Bob also serves as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for all computer and telecommunications networks, hardware and software deployment and support.
Bob began his career as Accounting Officer and Legislative Liaison for the Governor’s Budget Office and eventually was promoted to Budget Director for the Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. After eight years of service in the public sector, Bob moved to the private sector in 1992 as Controller of Rollins Supply, Inc. In 1994 he accepted the CFO position for Whitaker Oil Company.
Bob is an Atlanta native. He graduated from the University of Georgia's undergraduate program with a double major in Economics and Spanish, and Georgia State's MBA program with a concentration in Finance. Currently, Bob is enrolled in the Executive Masters Program at the Wharton School and is studying emerging economies around the globe. Bob is a Certified Management Accountant and has over 20 years experience in accounting and finance.
Vice President - Human Resources & Safety
Joe Carrico joined Newell Recycling in 1998 as Manager of Human Resources after relocating from New Jersey. He was promoted to VP of Human Resources & Safety. He has played a key role in the successful growth of our company. He established several benefit programs to ensure Newell Recycling to be one of the most desirable employers. In addition to his role in HR, Joe has assumed responsibility for directing the successful growth of our transportation department. He developed and directed our Safety Program, which is one of the best in our industry. Joe is masterful at problem solving and obtaining maximum performance from our employees. He is a Certified OSHA General Industry & Construction Industry Trainer. Joe serves on the Board of Directors for RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard), a member of American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council and is also active in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Vice President – Nonferrous Division/Media Recovery Plant
Andy Wahl is the vice president of the nonferrous division, media plant operations, and manager of nonferrous sales. Since joining the company in 1997, Andy has succeeded in increasing the production capacity and efficiency rate to its highest recorded level in company history. He has also been successful in establishing the company as a major player in the nonferrous export market.
Andy began his career in 1987 with Eumet Recycling, Frankfurt, Germany. There he was in charge of media plant production and raw materials purchasing in France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. He also monitored the Eumet Recycling joint venture with Thyssen AG in Pagny, France, and in 1990, was appointed Vice President of Eumet America. He then negotiated the sale of the company to Belleville, Michigan-based Huron Valley Steel Corporation. In 1992, Andy became Assistant to Mr. Eberhard Kerscher, the General Manager/Owner of Kerscher Recycling, Nurenberg, Germany. He then went to Huron Valley Steel, located in Overpelt, Belgium, starting in 1993.
Andy currently serves the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), based in Brussels, Belgium, in several capacities, including the Nonferrous Board, the Advisory Council, and as Chairman of the Communications Committee. He also has served the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), based in Washington, DC, in 2005-06, as Chairman of the Trade Committee.
Born in Viernheim, Germany, Andy currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children. After serving in the German Military, Andy received his college education from Johan Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. During semester breaks he worked in a sports and marketing program in Sardinia, Italy, in the hotel business, and also held a part-time job publishing a TV guide for British forces in Germany.