Melanie is a 27-year veteran in the Recycling business. She started her career in 1992 in Richmond VA as a Sourcing Representative for Weyerhaeuser Company. During her 17 year career at Weyerhaeuser, Melanie held several key management jobs: Region Customer Service Manager, Region Sales Manager, and lastly Director of Sales, Brokerage and National Accounts. In 2008 Weyerhaeuser’s Containerboard and Recycling Division was sold to International Paper. Melanie remained at IP for 5 years as Director of Sales, Brokerage and National Accounts. She managed a team of 6 direct reports and was indirectly accountable for a team of 35. She was a key leader of the 6-member Recycling Business management team, accountable for the overall strategy and success of the IP Recycling Business. Melanie left IP in 2012.
In 2014 Melanie worked as President at Recover USA, a small plant and brokerage business located in Greenville SC with focus on grocery businesses in the Mid Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest regions.
In 2016, Melanie joined Recycling Management Resources.
During her career, Melanie has worked closely with recycling plants, small to medium-sized brokerage accounts, large integrated paper mills, and large retailers. She has traveled extensively to visit recycling businesses and paper mills throughout the US, China and Europe.