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.  Along 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.

Stara Sublett, Director Of Client Services

Stara began her business career as a Manager with a startup food franchise in 1997. Craving the energy and excitement of startups, she joined a real estate franchise in 2003 as the Operations and Finance Manager. Over her 19 years in business, she attributes the company and her success to establishing systems, processes and procedures. She believes they are an integral part to any growth strategy.  In 2016, Stara joined the ATR Team as Director of Client Services and is working with both the Customer Service and Value Recovery Departments. Her teams are working in conjunction with other departments to establish even more value for the customer. In her free time, she enjoys vintage shopping, house projects, hiking, riding horses, traveling and spending time with her friends and nephew.

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.

 

ATR Site Manager/Site Supervisors

Dan Hendershott Pontiac IL Site Supervisor

Dan Hendershott is the Site Supervisor at our Pontiac, IL location. He has been a part of ATR for almost 6 years now! He started as one of the warehouse workers and then became the Warehouse Team Lead at the Pontiac location before transferring to the Peoria site to become the site supervisor. Dan is a big Chicago Cubs fan so he said that he really enjoys when Ken and Barb give tickets out for the home games to their employees. He also said that he tries to watch every Cubs game that he can in his spare time.Dan

Corporate Headquarters

902 N. Hazel St.
Pontiac, IL 61764

815-844-7779

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Maria Prindle, San Antonio TX 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.

San Antonio, TX Facility

8559 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78219

210-661-7779

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Craig Carpenter Tonawanda NY 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.

Buffalo(Tonawanda), NY Facility

200 Fire Tower Drive
Tonawanda NY, 14150

Phone: 716-693-7779

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Curtis Gardner 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!

Richmond, VA Facility

11625 Busy Street
Richmond, VA 23236

804-379-1106

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Jerry Butcher Birmingham AL Site Manager

Jerry Butcher joined the Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) team as Site Manager in March of 2016. Prior to joining ATR, Jerry served his country in active combat in Iraq with the Air Defense Artillery in the US Army. His service decorations include an Iraq campaign medal with two campaign stars, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement medals (2), Army good conduct medal, National Defense service ribbon, overseas service ribbon, armed forces reserve medal w/M Combat Action Badge, Gold Spurs, Driver and Mechanic badge with mechanical clasp, and a NCO Professional development ribbon. ATR is appreciative of Jerry’s service and is proud he is part of the ATR Management Team.

Prior to and during his military service, Jerry worked in logistics with the automotive industry in Ohio and Alabama for the past 10 years. He has held several key positions including Training and Compliance Manger, Safety Manager and Terminal Manager. Jerry has worked in business management since 1994 and his experience includes warehouse management, logistics, lean manufacturing as a change agent, ISO Quality Management Rep and Site Management which encompassed human resources, customer service, inventory control and leadership through culture change.

When Jerry is not working he focuses on family and time with his son. His son just started high school and the JRROTC program. Jerry and his son plan to spend the freshman year rebuilding and restoring a late model truck for his first car. Jerry enjoys any time near water, out in nature and the fresh air.

Birmingham, AL Facility

3431 Lorna Lane
Hoover, AL 35216

205-978-7779

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

James Johnson III Grand Rapids MI Site Manager

James Johnson III is the site manager of our Grand Rapids Michigan facility. He has been with ATR for going on 8 months now. James has several years of managerial expertise. He brings a wealth of knowledge and teamwork to our staff. His favorite experience thus far at ATR is getting through our External R2 audit with 0 non-conformance through working hard as a team. We proudly congratulate him for that! In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and being on the water. James also secretly writes poetry, with 200 poems written so far. James has several pets including his purebred German Rottweiler, several Peacocks, Exotic Pheasants and show quality chickens. His goal is to educate people on the toxins that are in the Great Lakes and what we can do to prevent these toxins from continuing to pollute our waters.

Grand Rapids, MI Facility

3714 Jefferson Ave. SE
Wyoming, MI 49548

616-452-7779

Office and drop off hours
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST

 

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