Haley Glick
Tri State Iron & Metal Co.
Texarkana, Arkansas
Haley Glick Rountree is vice president of relationship management at her family’s recycling company, Tri-State Iron & Metal Co. (Texarkana, Ark.). After earning a communications degree with a minor in business from the University of Arizona in 2004, she trained dressage horses and taught horseback riding lessons. She joined the family company full time in 2007 in a sales position. In her current job, she manages rail logistics and relationships between vendors and employees, and she sits on the executive team. Her association resume includes serving on numerous ISRI committees and task forces as well as the Recycling Research Foundation. She also is secretary/treasurer of the Arkansas Recyclers Association. For the Gulf Coast Chapter, she has chaired the Scrap.Edu event and scholarship fundraising golf tournament, and she has climbed the officer ladder to her current position as president.
Nidhi Turakhia
Allied Alloys
Houston, TX
713 643-6966, ext. 1349
Nidhi Turakhia is executive vice president of Allied Alloys (Houston), with responsibility for trading metals and overseeing human resources, logistics, projects, and indirect purchasing. She started working in the recycling industry during high school as a summer intern at her father’s scrap metal company, Ruby Metals Corp. After earning a double B.A. in Economics and Spanish from University of Texas at Austin in 2003, she went to work at Titan Metals, her father’s new metal recycling brokerage company, and later at Allied Alloys (in which her family is a majority owner). Turakhia also holds an MBA from Houston Baptist University, which she earned in 2011. In addition to serving on the board of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries, she is a rising leader in the Gulf Coast Chapter and co-chairs ISRI’s Women in Recycling Council.
Becky Proler
Southern Core Recycling
Houston, Tx
Rebecca “Becky” Proler is president of SCR Recycling (Houston), which she runs with Kari Coffey and Shari Conner. After getting her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, Proler decided to follow in her family’s recycling footsteps and started Southern Core Supply in 1989 with partners Alan and Carol Walker (parents of Coffey and Conner). The business initially focused on recovering automotive cores for the remanufacturing industry, but it later became a full-service recycling company that operates an aluminum shredder and sells aluminum scrap to primary and secondary manufacturers domestically and internationally. In addition to serving as a Gulf Coast Chapter officer, Proler was a speaker at two ISRI events in 2019, including a workshop on women in recycling at ISRI's convention and the Aluminum Roundtable in Chicago.
Alton Schaubhut
Commercial Metals Co.
Dallas, TX
Alton Schaubhut is marketing manager for Commercial Metals Co. (CMC) (Dallas), where he has worked for 24 years. He began his career in the recycling industry in 1986, working first for Ed Levy Metals then for Goldin Industries, both in New Orleans. He started with CMC in 1995 as plant marketing manager in Orlando, Fla. He then became CMC’s plant manager in Vinton, Texas, in 1999 and marketing manager for the company’s Liberty location in Dallas in 2006. In addition to his current role as marketing manager, Schaubhut is a member of CMC’s “Selling the CMC Way” instruction team. For the Gulf Coast Chapter, he served seven years (2012 to 2019) as chair of the scholarship fundraising golf tournament and was a member of the chapter’s board of directors from 2014 to 2018. He currently is Secretary/Treasurer of the chapter. Schaubhut also has been a board member of the Recycling Council of Texas since 2016.
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