In Memoriam: Todd B. Rumpke


Todd B. Rumpke, 53, regional vice president at Rumpke Waste & Recycling, Cincinnati, died Sept. 7, 2016, from cancer.

From the time he was a little boy, Todd adored all things Rumpke, the company notes in a news release announcing his death. He spent his life working for the business, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. Todd became regional vice president for Rumpke’s Southeast Market, which includes Georgetown, Ohio, and parts of northern, central and eastern Kentucky, in 2002. Before accepting the vice president position, Todd was district manager for Rumpke’s Portsmouth and Beech Hollow, Ohio, locations. His career also included work as a route manager, driver, general laborer and Rumpke Park employee.

In his role as regional vice president, Todd managed three landfills and hundreds of employees. During his tenure, he worked to expand those sites and to implement new environmentally beneficial technology, the company says. He oversaw the construction of a landfill gas recovery system at the Pendleton County, Kentucky, Landfill, and began planning a second landfill gas recovery facility at the Brown County, Ohio, Landfill. These facilities convert landfill gas into energy.

“Innovation and creativity excited him, and he possessed an unwavering desire to grow and expand the company beyond its current borders,” says Bill Rumpke Jr., CEO at Rumpke Waste & Recycling.

Todd earned a bachelor’s degree in general business and personnel management from Miami University (Ohio). He also was a MOLO (Manager of Landfill Operations) and Kentucky State Certified Landfill Manager.

Bill continues, “He was fun. He was fearless. His personality and sense of adventure was endearing to many. He lived life to the fullest and inspired others to do the same.”

In his free time, Todd enjoyed spending time with his wife and their three sons. He volunteered at his church and liked home remodeling, landscaping and coaching his kids in baseball and hockey.

He also loved auto racing, a passion that began when he was a kid. He competed in road racing, auto crossing and pro touring with his 2006 Corvette. His number was 63, and he had fans everywhere, Rumpke says.

Todd is survived by his mother, Mary (whose husband was the late Tom Rumpke, Rumpke’s former co-president and CEO) Rumpke; his wife, Sonya Rumpke; and his sons, Rumpke Central Ohio Market Route Manager Tyler (whose wife is Abby) Rumpke, Rumpke Cincinnati Market Outside Sales Representative Zakk Rumpke and Brock Rumpke; his brothers, Mark (whose wife is Kim) Rumpke and Matt (whose wife is Kathy Jo) Rumpke; and sister, Melissa (whose husband is Brian) Krieger; as well as by numerous in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Constellium appoints new chief executive officer


Constellium N.V., headquartered in Amsterdam, has appointed Jean-Marc Germain to the role of chief executive officer. He is based in New York and succeeds Pierre Vareille, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Vareille worked closely with Germain to ensure a seamless transition and will serve as an advisor to the board, the company says.

“Jean-Marc brings a wealth of experience and deep industry expertise to Constellium,” says Richard (Dick) Evans, chairman of Constellium. “We are confident Jean-Marc will successfully build on Constellium’s solid foundation and lead the company through its next stage of profitable growth.

Germain says, “Thanks to its talented people, strategic assets and leading technology, Constellium is well-positioned to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities for growth and innovation in the aluminum industry. I look forward to continuing to shape a successful future for Constellium.”

Prior to joining Constellium in June of this year, he served as CEO of Algeco Scotsman, a Baltimore-based leading global business services provider focused on modular space and secure portable storage. Previously, Germain held numerous leadership positions in the aluminum industry, including senior executive roles in operations, sales and marketing, financial planning and strategy with Pechiney, Alcan and Novelis. His last position with Novelis, from 2008 to 2012, was as president for North American operations. Earlier in his career, he held a number of international positions with Bain & Co. and GE Capital.

JWC Environmental appoints business development manager


JWC Environmental, Costa Mesa, California, has appointed Jesus Rodriguez to the newly created business development manager for the Monster Screening Systems (MSS) products.

Greg Guard, vice president of sales, says, “Mr. Rodriguez will connect directly with engineers and end users around the globe to help guide them toward reliable solutions.”

Rodriguez has 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries and has held positions with ITT Industries, White Plains, New York; Andritz, Graz, Austria; Parkson, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Enviro-Care, Gurnee, Illinois.

“I am excited to become part of a company that is such a well-respected leader in the wastewater industry,” he says. “JWC Environmental has an excellent reputation for supporting its customers and standing behind its products. This, coupled with the broad range of quality screening technologies, makes this a great opportunity for me to help my wastewater colleagues find the ideal solution for their facility.”