Who's Behind Trademark Metals Recycling?Our management team collectively represents over 100 years of industry experience. On average, they’ve called the DJJ family of companies home for 15 years.
Brad Ford joined The David J. Joseph Company in 2001. He served as a Brokerage Rep in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for 5 years before being promoted to the Pittsburgh Office District Manager in 2006. In 2010, Mr. Ford moved to Switzerland, serving as DJJ’s International Trading Manager for three years. Brad was promoted to Vice President, Commercial at Trademark Metals Recycling in 2013 and promoted to President in 2015. Brad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College.
Vice President, Commercial
Brian Phillippi joined The David J. Joseph Company in 1999. He served as a Brokerage Rep in Portland, Chicago, Philadelphia and Birmingham before being promoted to the Omaha Office District Manager in 2008. In 2013, he was promoted to Director, Nonferrous for the Recycling Group, then was promoted to Vice President, Commercial at Trademark Metals Recycling in 2015. Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN.
Vice President, Finance
Greg Oelrich has more than three decades of experience with the DJJ family of companies. Greg began his career in 1983 in the headquarters office in Corporate Accounting, then held a variety of roles including Taxation, Credit, Controller, and CFO of Audubon Metals. From 1998 – 2002, he was Vice President of Finance for TMR, and then moved to Cincinnati, serving as VP – Finance and Operations for the Recycling Group until 2012. Greg assumed responsibility for Vice President of Operations for Trademark Metals in July, 2012. In May, 2013 he became Vice President of Finance. Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati, an MBA in Finance from Xavier University, and is a board certified CPA and CTP.
Director, Human Resources
Karen Alsept joined The David J. Joseph Company in 2007 as Human Resource Manager. In 2009, she was promoted to Human Resources Director at Texas Port Recycling, and came on board as Trademark Metals Recycling HR Director in 2013. Karen has 15 years of leadership experience in the Human Resources field from diverse companies and industries, including retail. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
Government Relations Manager
John Bianculli joined Trademark Metals as Special Projects Manager in 2011. John was promoted to Government Relations Manager in 2016. Mr. Bianculli brings 8 years of experience in the recycling industry to TMR, and was instrumental in the RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard) certification of several TMR recycling locations. TMR’s Ocala facility was the first scrap metal recycling facility in the world to be awarded the RIOS certification. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and an MBA from Dowling College, New York. Mr. Bianculli is the Secretary of the Florida Recyclers Association, the ISRI Southeast Chapter Director at Large, a member of the ISRI Services Corporation RIOS Board, participates on several county Metals Theft Prevention Task Forces, and represents TMR on local, state and federal legislative outreach matters.
Vice President, Operations
Chester Jones joined the DJJ family of companies in 1999. He began his career with Trademark Metals as a Buyer, before being promoted to Facility Manager, Regional Manager and General Manager. Chester was promoted to Vice President of Operations for Advantage Metals Recycling in 2009, Vice President of Operations for Texas Port Recycling in 2013, and Vice President of operations for TMR in 2014. Chester holds a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.