PITTSBURGH – American Zinc Recycling LLC has appointed William Breedlove as senior vice-president and chief commercial officer. Reporting to Wayne Isaacs, president and CEO, Breedlove will oversee all aspects of sales for American Zinc Recycling LLC and its subsidiaries.
Breedlove joins American Zinc Recycling after running his own metals and mining consulting firm, Breedlove Consulting Services LLC, for five years. An industry veteran, Breedlove has more than 30 years of experience in metals and mining services, serving across a wide range of business functions including CEO, president, general management, operations management and sales management.
“Breedlove is a strategic addition to our management team, bringing extensive experience and credentials,” said Isaacs. “We look forward to leveraging his expertise and keen leadership as we continue to grow our position as the leading hazardous waste recycler.”
“I’m delighted to bring my background to AZR, a company with a long history and a bright future in the steel industry,” said Breedlove. “AZR has incredible momentum, especially given the recent restart of production at its updated facility in Rutherford County, N.C., and I look forward to playing a pivotal part in guiding its growth.”
Before running his own consulting firm, Breedlove served as president at Somerset Coal International, Inc., a coal recovery and enhancement business, where he spearheaded the company’s launch and foundational development.
He also served as CEO of Quality Magnetite, LLC, a magnetite ore processing and distribution company that serviced the energy industry.
For more than 20 years, Breedlove served in various leadership roles, including executive vice-president of marketing and business development at Harsco Metals & Minerals, formerly National Recovery Systems.
Breedlove holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration management from Pennsylvania State University.