Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer, headquartered in Vaugh, Ontario, has announced that Terri Ward has joined the company as its vice president of sales and business development. Ward brings 30 years of experience in solid waste and recycling industry, including capital equipment acquisition and sales, facility construction and operations and consulting engineering. Ward was a key member of the team that grew industry SSI Shredding Systems, Wilsonville, Oregon, where she promoted size-reduction technology and related systems, having been involved in applications and solutions development, product and plant design and process optimization.
Torxx Chairman and CEO Peter Everson says, “As we mourn the recent loss of Nicolas Belanger, we’re fortunate he had recruited Ward to join the team based on his own experience working with her over the years. He appreciated Terri's passion, knowledge and hands-on experience bringing waste processing equipment to the market. He also valued her ability to develop loyal customer relationships. We’re confident she’ll help us leverage the momentum Nicolas started.”
“I'm honored to build on Nicolas’ legacy, just as we’re starting two flagship Torxx installations in the U.S.,” Ward says. “I look forward bringing this technology forward to help operators reduce cost and increase diversion by accessing new end markets. This effort won’t be without its challenges, but Torxx has invested substantially in product development, engineering support and parts and service to ensure customer success and long-term satisfaction—all of which are critical to achieving sustainable growth.”
The Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer uses a patented “matter against matter” principle to size reduce material. Feedstock is agitated in the machine, forming vortices that create enough force for material to shatter against itself. Brittle material is reduced to finer particles, while ductile material is converted to larger, more consistent sizes, according to the company. The technology also has proven to effectively liberate compound objects and can maximize recovery by transforming material recovery facility fines, contaminated organics, mixed glass and other problematic materials into useful end products, according to the company.
At Torxx, Ward joins fellow industry veteran Michael Drolet, who recently was promoted to vice president of product development.
Drolet says, “Losing Nicolas has been extremely difficult, but our team is strong and committed to executing his vision as well as developing innovative systems built on Torxx’s unique technology.”