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Our Team

Gregg Rader
Executive Chairman Envelope

As the organizational lead at Columbus Recycling, Gregg is the keeper of the company’s “always do the right thing” culture. He joined the company in 1991 as VP Operations and later purchased the company in 1996. Gregg has since driven the growth of the company, both organically and through the acquisition and integration of four processors since 2000. Gregg is focused on developing and supporting our corporate strategy and positive customer relationships. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

Jerry Frost 
Chief Executive Officer  Envelope

Jerry Frost joined Columbus Recycling as Chief Financial Officer in July 2014 and transitioned to President in 2017. He brings over 20 years of financial and management experience to the company. Before Columbus Recycling, Jerry served as CFO for Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a leading truck body and trailer hoist manufacturing company. Frost also held significant roles at Ox Bodies, Inc. and Arthur Andersen, LLP. Jerry graduated from Mississippi State University. He has obtained a master’s degree and is a CPA.

Randy Robbins
Vice President of Operations Envelope

Randy Robbins joined Columbus Recycling as Vice President of Operations in 2018 and oversees facility management with a focus on processing, shipping, customer service and training.  Prior to joining Columbus Recycling, Randy served as a regional President for a national recycling company.  

Nelda Umfress
Vice President of Operations Envelope

Since joining Columbus Recycling in 1981, Nelda is the Chief Facility Manager for five locations. She oversees processing, shipping, customer service, and training. With Nelda’s hard work, the company’s operations across the five locations have become very dynamic and continuous. She is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women.

Kari Carrouth 
Chief Financial Officer Envelope

Kari Carrouth joined Columbus Recycling as Chief Financial Officer in April 2017. She brings over 20 years of financial and management experience to the company. Before Columbus Recycling, Kari served as Corporate Controller for Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. (TBEI), a leading truck body and trailer hoist manufacturing company. Carrouth is a CPA and graduate of the University of Alabama.  

Troy Blanton 
Vice President Sales & Marketing Envelope

A seasoned professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the recycling business; Troy works in conjunction with Robert Craig, managing key customer relationships, purchasing, and sales of both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Prior to joining Columbus Recycling in 2013, Troy was the Vice President at PSC Metals. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

 

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