ATR Team is lead by

Barbara J. Ehresman, Chairman/CEO

Barb_0040_72dpistarted her Career with B&K  in Pontiac in 1992 with her husband Kenneth.  Barbara received her Degree in Computer Science in 1999 from Heartland Community College while being a full time mother and business owner.  Al ong with her Degree, Barbara has been responsible for steering B&K Technology Solutions Inc. into the emerging market of E-Scrap Collection and Processing since 2004.  Barb holds various Board Positions including the Illinois Recycling Association and the Livingston County Economic Development Council.

Kenneth D. Ehresman, President/COO

Kenneth started his Business Career in 1992 with B&K Technology Solutions as partial owner and operator after his 10 year Career in the US Armed Forces.  While in the military, Kenneth attended various electronic schools achieving such honorable mentions as distinguished graduate for academic performance.  Since returning to civilian life, Kenneth has held a wide range of Sales and Operations roles at both B&K as well as ATS in Peoria Il.  Kenneth brings 30+ years of IT and Electronics knowledge to ATR and has enabled ATR to become an Technology leader in Asset Recovery Services.

Craig Carpenter Tonawanda Site Manager

Craig joined the Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) team as Warehouse Technician in 2014 and was quickly promoted to Team Lead, followed by Site Supervisor before his promotion to Site Manager. Craig studied electricity and electronics in high school earning an honors diploma in Trade Electricity Industrial Electronics.  Joined the USAF to continue studies in the electronics field where he received training as an Avionic Sensor System Specialist. After leaving the USAF he worked in a manufacturing setting for 25 years starting in an entry level position and working to become a department supervisor. He attended Cornell University to further his education earning a certificate in Supervisory Studies. Craig also attended Welder Testing and Training Services to become a certified welder.

Craig married his wife Lynnette in 1989, has a daughter Aimee and recently became a grandfather to a beautiful baby girl Victoria. When Craig is not at work or playing with Victoria as a hobby he enjoys working on cars.

Joshua Benningfield Site Manager

Josh began his career at ATR in December of 2014 as Site Manager of their corporate headquarters.  Prior to joining ATR, Josh worked in Sales for two Industrial and Supply Companies for 15 years.  During those 15 years, he gained a lot of experience in how to deal with customer expectations and the personalities of different people.  Also, during those years, he was managed by many different people and that was when he realized that was a role he wanted pursue. He learned a lot about different managerial techniques during those years and he has brought those ideas and techniques to ATR.

Josh and his wife Laura (also an employee of ATR), live in Gibson City, IL. where they have lived since getting  married in 1996.  We have 2 children, Katelyn and Jacob.  Katelyn is currently in college at Emmaus Bible College studying counseling psychology and Jacob is a junior in high and is going into the Illinois National Guard after high school.  Together, Josh and Laura,  are very active in local food pantry, where Josh is the Treasurer of that organization.  They are also very active in coordinating community outreach programs for their church.  One of the programs that they have done is Christmas Of Hope, where they provide Christmas presents for under privileged children.  Josh’s favorite hobby is fishing and that is how fills his free time when the weather is good.  He is also an avid football fan and a Duke Basketball fan.

Richmond VA Site Manager

Curtis Gardner started his career with ATR as the Richmond VA Site Manager in February of 2016.  Prior to joining ATR Curtis served for more than 13 years in the Army Reserves and he spent 2 years in active combat in Iraq.  Curtis retains his Secret Security Clearance until the year 2020 and his decorations include, Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal W/Star, Army Service Ribbon, his 2nd Overseas Service Award, Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Merit Award and Army Commendation Medal.  ATR thanks Curtis for his service and we’re proud to welcome him to our management team.

After leaving the military Curtis received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and was recently accepted into the Masters of Supply Chain program at the University of Wisconsin.  Curtis is a highly motivated and skilled supply chain manager with over 10 years of experience in Warehouse operations, Customer Service, Safety and Security, Inventory Control and Logistics.  Curtis routinely managed 4 Million Dollars worth of Government Assets without loss or incident within a (1) Million Square foot facility and poses strong organizational and leadership skills.

In his spare time Curtis enjoys watching WWE, challenging his friends to the latest  Playstation 4 Games and taking in a Florida State Football game!



Maria Prindle, San Antonio Site Manager

Maria Prindle began her career with Advanced Technology Recycling in December of 2012 as an Asset Coordinator working in the Grand Rapids, MI location.  Prior to joining ATR Maria attended Grand rapids Community College graduating from their Computer Support Program.  Maria has been involved in the recycling industry since 2005, starting with volunteer work for a non-profit eWaste recycler.  She was later hired by that non-profit and worked as a technician/e-commerce employee and later was promoted to a director level managing 3 computer store locations for the non-profit.

Maria’s technical career started when she attended Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Maria graduated in 2006 from their Computer Support Program.

Maria has been in the recycling industry since 2005,  starting out by volunteering for a non-profit  e-recycler.  Maria then was hired by that same company, and worked as a technician/e-commerce employee.  During this time she learned a lot, about computer and server hardware.  Working hard, she eventually became the manager of their Computer store.  The company then wanted to expand their operations by opening 2 additional stores. Maria eventually became the director of these 3 stores.

In the winter of 2010, Maria decided to move my career forward, by returning to school to receive her bachelors in Science. Maria attended Davenport University in Grand Rapids Michigan, working on my bachelor’s degree in network administration.   In the fall of 2012, Maria decided to further her career and seek other employment.

Maria and her husband Keith had always wanted to move south, particularly to Texas.   In 2012 ATR was looking for a site manager for their San Antonio location.  So ATR relocated me and my family to San Antonio, Texas.  Maria started at the new location as the Site’s Supervisor.  In November of 2014, Maria became the site’s Manager.

Maria reside in San Antonio Texas, with her husband Keith, her son and her daughter in law.  Maria & Keith were blessed the summer of 2014, with there first generation Texan grandson, his named is Emmet. Maria have 4 children, and a total of 9 grand children.  Each one of Children and grandchildren hold a very special piece of my heart.  Maria loves to spend time with her family, and loves to watch Michigan sports as well as the San Antonio Spurs.   Maria loves to stay active either by taking long walks, or an occasional bike ride.

Donna Comens, Asset Recovery Manager

Donna began her career with ATR in July of 2011 after a career in payroll installation and office administration.  Within a short time at ATR, Donna excelled in Outside Sales, Human Resources and the Asset Recovery Department.  Her remarkable success led her to four promotions, the latest, Asset Recovery Manager for all ATR locations.  Donna’s current responsibilities include all aspects of product sales and remarketing of ATR assets.  Donna currently resides in Pontiac, IL, with her husband Mike and their two dogs.

Dave Ehresman, Quality Assurance Manager

 David EhresmanDave joined ATR in 2005 on the ground level as a warehouse employee. He has helped to establish ATR as a premier asset recovery organization. During his tenure he’s worked his way through the ranks to his current position as Quality Assurance Manager. Dave is always looking for ways to expand his horizons and further educate himself. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 beautiful children.

Kenny Ehresman, Manager of Information Systems

Kenny Joined ATR in 2006 and has held various positions from I.T. Technical Positions to Site Operations.  Kenny has achieved CompTIA A+ certifications as well as other industry certifications such as Xerox and Dell.  Kenny is currently responsible for site operations at remote locations thorough  ATR’s remote collection/processing facilities.
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