American Zinc Recycling LLC (“AZR”), the leading provider of environmental services to the U.S. steel industry, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has named Joel Hawthorne as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 17, 2020. Wayne Isaacs, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, will return to his position as Chairman of the Board, a position he has held since 2017, once Hawthorne joins the company.
Hawthorne has more than 30 years of experience, bringing to the position a wealth of knowledge and an array of experiences in domestic and international manufacturing environments, global operations, profit and loss, and balance sheet oversight. Hawthorne has a demonstrated history of success working in the steel, carbon, and graphite product materials industries, coming to AZR from Specialty Steel Works Incorporated, a $500 million steel product manufacturer, where he served as Chief Executive Officer since 2017. There, he reduced overhead costs, increased productivity in manufacturing, and improved profitability