Scott J. Collins was named as general manager of Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman & Son as of Jan. 1. Collins will assume management responsibility for all company operations at all locations. These include Upstate’s mega-shredder and high-tech metals separation facility in Owego, N.Y., company trucking and container fleet and Ben Weitsman scrap metal facilities in Binghamton, Ithaca, Jamestown, Liberty, Owego and Syracuse, N.Y., and Towanda, Pa.
Collins joins Upstate after nine years with Tracey Road Equipment where he was vice president of sales and marketing. Commenting on Collins’ departure, Jerry Tracey, CEO said, “Scott was very instrumental in developing new product lines and new industry segments for us which has been a major contributor to our growth over the past years.”
Adam Weitsman, president of Upstate, said, “I’ve known Scott for several years and during 2010 we became Tracey’s largest customer with new equipment purchases in excess of $6 million dollars. While working closely with Scott during these transactions, I realized that his work ethic, relationship building capability, management style and experience in the heavy equipment and scrap metal industries was an ideal match for our growth strategy.”
Prior to joining Tracey, Collins spent 12 years with the Ingersoll Rand Company where he rose to become district manager for the northeast region construction and mining division and managed seven distributors with 26 locations and 75 retail sales representatives.
“I am very excited to be joining a dynamic company like Upstate Shredding – Ben Weitsman and looking forward to help Adam achieve his goal of $1 billion dollars in annual debt-free sales. That’s impressive from a private company standpoint. Adam has no debt and that’s a big deal,” said Collins.