Morris Friedman is the president & COO of Friedman Recycling Companies, a 34-year-old, family owned firm, operating full service MRFs in Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque. Friedman has worked in the recycling industry his entire life. Beginning with junior high summers helping out in the plant, Friedman has held many positions within the firm. This year marks his 23rd year in the industry. As president and COO, Friedman supervises the management of Friedman Recycling’s plants and hauling operations and is responsible for marketing all of Friedman’s recyclable materials. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif.