Recycle Colorado hires executive director


Recycle Colorado, Denver, has appointed Kristin Kim Haynes to serve as its new executive director, effective April 13.

Prior to joining Recycle Colorado, the association says Haynes had experience working in nonprofit management and business development. Most recently, she was the founding director of a private business that manages American-made vending machines in the Denver area working with office parks, schools, gyms, churches and airports. She also served as chief operating officer for the Colorado chapter of Independent Electrical Contractors trade association from 2012 to 2015, where she designed, marketed and managed 30 events per year, set up a workforce initiative and led membership development and strategic partnerships.

Recycle Colorado’s board of directors selected Haynes from a regional search for candidates in late 2019, and she received support from the board of directors during the interview process in March.

“During our search, Kristin stood out with her approach to events, coordination of both board members and staff as well as her endless energy,” says Tim Dailey, board president of Recycle Colorado and director of manufacturing at Waste-Not Recycling in Johnstown, Colorado. “Her commitment and desire to lead Recycle Colorado is both exciting and welcome.”

Haynes can be reached at and planned to meet Recycle Colorado members virtually in the spring.

Recycle Colorado says it works on projects that are tangible, actionable and measurable related to infrastructure and end markets for material recovery, reuse and manufacturing.

Eriez appoints new president, CEO


Eriez, an equipment provider based in Erie, Pennsylvania, has appointed Lukas Guenthardt to the position of president and CEO. The company selected Guenthardt to fill this leadership role when Timothy Shuttleworth retired after serving as the company’s president and CEO since 2004.

According to a news release from Eriez, Guenthardt joined the company’s board of directors in 2011 and was named executive vice president of global strategy and development in 2014.

“Lukas is an accomplished global executive with a proven track record,” says Richard Merwin, chairman of Eriez’s board of directors. “His years of experience managing our global subsidiaries have prepared him well for success as our new president and CEO to lead Eriez’s strong position and growth opportunities in key industrial markets, including food processing, pharmaceutical, mining, chemicals, paper, rubber and metals recycling.”

Merwin says Guenthardt has developed and implemented business operations systems that strengthened Eriez’s drive toward a more integrated global company. “Lukas’ emphasis on accelerating the company’s business development initiatives in new and existing markets has helped Eriez maintain and expand our worldwide leadership position across the diverse industries we serve. I look forward to working even more closely with Lukas as we move ahead with a continued focus on the growth and success of Eriez as our shared priority.”

Prior to joining Eriez, Guenthardt was with K-Tron International, Sewell, New Jersey, for 20 years, serving in various executive capacities during that time. He started in K-Tron’s research and development department and then relocated to Switzerland to direct European and Asian operations. Guenthardt later moved back to the United States to head K-Tron’s strategy and acquisition activities and subsequently was named president of K-Tron’s Size Reduction Group.

Guenthardt earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and a Master of Science in Management from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is Eriez’s fourth president since the company’s founding in 1942.