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Our Team

H&C Metals and Balemet Recycling Staff

Our companies are fortunate to employ an extremely knowledgeable, proud, professional and customer focused staff. From our truck drivers to scale operators to material handlers, our customers depend highly on their exceptional dedication and ability to execute their duties efficiently, accurately and promptly.

Frank Colantuono, Founder of H&C Metals, Inc and Balemet Recycling: H&C and Balemet owe their great success, longevity & sterling reputation to Frank. His years of tireless effort to build a business from scratch, providing an essential recycling destination for the Newark Ironbound community, blossomed into a full service company counting local residents, municipalities & large & small companies throughout the Tri-State area as customers, while earning respect from various charitable public & private entities.

Mike Colantuono, Co-Owner and President of H&C Metals, Inc.: Mike has spent his entire professional career in the scrap metal recycling industry and has been at the helm of H&C [since 1986], specializing in buying and selling nonferrous Metals. His training and experience, before and after college, was shaped by his father and co- founder of H&C, Frank Colantuono. H&C’s sterling reputation is a reflection of Mike’s ability to offer his customers customized solutions to their recycling needs and always striving to meet & exceed their service expectations. Through his leadership and by example, H&C Metals continues to expand by developing long-term, loyal customer alliances. Mike@HCMetals.com

Dan Colantuono, Co-Owner and President of Balemet Recycling: Dan has been the President of Balemet Recycling for over 20 years. Like his brother, Dan worked in the family business under the tutelage of his father and established Balemet Recycling. Balemet buys and processes large quantities of steel scrap from commercial, industrial & municipal accounts, specializing in producing P&G Bundles/# 1 Bundles and Tin Can Bundles. Dan strives to provide impeccable service. This has resulted in building lasting relationships & loyal customers, propelling Balemet Recycling to expand its scope of service to the Eastern Seaboard. Dan@Balemet.com

Ken Oettinger, Chief Operating Officer: Ken joined the company in January of 2011. Ken brings a unique blend of both scrap metal recycling knowledge and numerous years of business-to-business corporate sales experience, spanning a wide variety of industries. Ken’s primary responsibilities include increasing H&C’s and Balemet’s scrap intake, Sales and Marketing, working with existing & establishing new customers, selling nonferrous metals to domestic & international consumers as well as overall day-to-day operations. Ken initiated H&C’s scrap Computer & Electronic Recycling program and is viewed as a key component of the long-term success of H&C Metals & Balemet Recycling. Ken@HCMetals.com

Carol Lannon, Office Manager: Carol brought a wealth of administrative & operational experience with her when she joined H&C Metals in 2005. Including her Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License, Carol’s background prepared her well to manage the following functions for H&C Metals: Logistics & dispatch, Customer Service & Support, Accounts Payable/Receivables, Personnel/Human Resources, OHSA and Health & Safety administrator. Carol takes great pride ensuring our customers are provided with the timely & professional service they’ve come to expect from H&C. Carol@HCMetals.com

Sigi Estremera, Administrative Assistant: Sigi has been expertly managing the inside administrative operations at Balemet Recycling for [over] 25 years. As a liaison to Balemet’s accounts, Balemet’s customers have the highest praise for Sigi’s abilities to facilitate logistics necessary to keep their operations running smoothly. Sigi provides customer tonnage reports, manages Accounts Payables & Receivables as well as other administrative duties. Sigi@Balemet.com

Doug Hodge, Operations Manager: Doug’s [20+] years in the scrap metal recycling business and prior experience in the automobile industry have proven to be invaluable towards the successful management of Balemet’s operations. In tandem with his expertise in Ferrous and nonferrous metals, Doug has been involved in all phases of metal recycling operations. Doug applies his exceptional mechanical abilities and logistics knowledge to ensure the uninterrupted service Balemet’s customers have come to depend on. Doug@Balemet.com

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