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Ron Shumaker, President

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(217) 424-9460


After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, Ron spent seven years in manufacturing sales and marketing followed by ten years as general manager of a large metal fabrication plant. In 1990, he purchased Decatur Recycle Paper Company, which was processing approximately 400 tons of fiber each month. Today, the company now known as Midwest Fiber Recycling has grown to include three additional locations and processes nearly 10,000 tons per month. Ron enjoys working on old cars, camping and watching his eight grandchildren play sports.

 

 

Todd Shumaker, Director of Sales and Material Procurement

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A 1998 graduate from Illinois State University with an emphasis on marketing, Todd has worked in many different positions in the company. Currently, he is responsible for marketing the company’s materials to mills nationally and internationally. In addition, Todd assists the sales team in developing sustainable recycling programs for the company’s growing customer base. When not working, Todd enjoys time with his wife Michelle and his five children:  Jake, Emma, Luke, Gabe and Bree. Although his large family has affected his golf handicap, Todd says he still finds a little time to play golf and coach youth soccer.

 

 

Mike Shumaker, Vice President of Operations

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With a degree in business administration from Millikin University in 1994, Mike joined Midwest Fiber Recycling where he has worked in nearly every role. Mike currently serves as vice president of operations where he oversees all operations in the Normal, Decatur and Peoria plants. Mike is married and has three sons and spends his free time coaching youth soccer.

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Coakley, Waste Diversion Specialist, Normal

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A graduate from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!), Kevin worked in the Furniture Industry for 20 years where he gained experience in Sales, Manufacturing, and Design. He has also worked in Customer Service selling springs, clips, fasteners, and polyurethane foam for the furniture, bedding, medical, and packaging industries. Kevin joined Midwest Fiber in May of 2016 as a Waste Diversion Specialist for the Central and Northern Illinois regions. When he is not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and two children, Sara and Jack. He has two dogs (Nelly and Harley), and likes guitar, grilling, fishing, pop opera, and entertaining friends.

 

 

Todd Wingstrom, Account Manager, Central Region

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Todd earned a degree in Business Management from Quincy College in 1989. Originally joining the Midwest Fiber Recycling team in 2010 as the production manager in Decatur, Todd transitioned to his current position as account manager for the Southern Illinois region in early 2012. Todd and his wife Angie have four children and in their free time enjoy spending time attending their children’s many activities.

 

 

 

 

Aaron Snyder, Account Manager, Southern Region

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Graduating in 2001 from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, Aaron embarked on a private Chiropractic practice until 2007 before gaining sales experience at the federal level. Joining Midwest Fiber’s team early in 2014, Aaron is now an Account Manager for the regions of Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana. When he is not working, Aaron enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and spending time with his family.

     

 

 

                                                       

Lon Monk, Plastics & Non Fiber Trader

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After graduating law school, Lon represented, marketed, and negotiated contracts for professional and Olympic athletes. The experience he gained securing endorsements and negotiating contracts helped him master the art of sales. Joining Midwest Fiber’s team in 2014, Lon specializes in the plastic’s market. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his three boys and running.

     

 

 

 

                                                        

Chad Ijams, General Manager, Decatur

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Before joining Midwest Fiber, Chad worked in manufacturing for 12 years, and after going back to school, worked 4 years in sales and marketing. He has been with MWF/COPS since July 2012, and started off in the COPS Division as an Operations Analyst. Chad has a Master's degree in Business Leadership from LCU. He is married and has four daughters. When Chad is not working, he likes to spend time with his family.

 

 

 

 

Matt McDermott, General Manager, Normal

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A graduate of Millikin University, Matt spent 10 years in the accounting industry before joining Midwest Fiber Recycling in 2003. He currently serves as the general manager of the Normal operation. When he can, Matt enjoys fishing, but the majority of his free time is spent with his wife and two children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Anderson, Safety and Maintenance Director

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As Midwest Fiber/C.O.P.S Safety and Maintenance Director, Tom has worked his way up through the company. With 16 years of experience, Tom went from working on a paper sorting belt to a plant supervisor at the Midwest Fiber plant in Peoria IL. Tom became safety director in 2007 and has enjoyed developing safety programs to keep employees safe. Tom loves working with his hands so it only seemed natural to add the maintenance duties to his daily activities. When Tom is not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, and archery.  

 

 

 

Aaron Harmon, Operations Manager, Normal

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After achieving a Bachelors in Industrial Technology and a Masters in Technology Management from Eastern University, Aaron gained 7 years of Maintenance and Reliability experience. He joined Midwest Fiber’s team in February of 2015 as Operations Manager at the Normal location, and applies his maintenance skills in many areas of the recycling process. When he is not working, Aaron likes spending time with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys outdoor activities, like hunting and fishing.

 

 

 

Marie Streenz, Operations Analyst

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After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Environmental Health, Marie went to work developing commercial scale wind farms. She currently serves as Operational Support Specialist for Midwest Fiber's vast range of services. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with the Old House Society, gardening, and spending time with her husband and son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joy Hangartner, Marketing and Sales Assistant

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Graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Business Marketing, Joy joined Midwest Fiber in October of 2013 to assist with marketing, sales support, data analysis, website maintenance, and public outreach. When Joy is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, and horseback riding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Service, Normal Office

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Missy Roof - Inbound/Outbound Load Scheduling
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Joining the team in May of 2008, Missy has worked in C.O.P.S. Paper Shredding's customer service, Midwest Fiber's accounts payable, and inbound/ outbound load scheduling. Her current role involves customer service, scheduling, and logistics. When Missy is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and her cats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lora Grant - Customer Service- Shipping
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Lora joined Midwest Fiber in March of 2016 with four years of load scheduling and customer service experience. She is now in charge of scale operations and assists with customer service and administrative support. Lora's favorite hobbies include spending time with her husband, reading, and playing with her dog, Cyrus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Sherriff

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After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2002 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Tiffany gained 14 years of accounting experience before joining Midwest Fiber in June of 2016. She currently handles customer service, accounts payable/ receivable, and payroll. When Tiffany is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, exercising, and going to movies.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Service, Decatur Office

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Carol Carol Ekiss- Customer Service Specialist

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Carol joined Midwest Fiber's Decatur team in August of 2006, and has played a vital role in load scheduling, customer service, and administrative support. When Carol is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Megan joined our Decatur facility in December of 2013, and handles scheduling of outbound loads, operating the scale, accounts payable, and customer service. When Megan is not working, she enjoys photography, reading, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Customer Service, Terre Haute Office

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Claudia Jones- Customer Service Specialist

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Claudia started working for Data Management in 2003, and then became a part of Midwest Fiber’s team in 2013. Claudia tracks inbound and outbound loads in Terre Haute in addition to handling customer service. One of her favorite hobbies is shopping for antiques.

 

 

 

 

 

   


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Mining is the world's most deadly occupation. On average, 40 mine workers are killed on the job each day, and many more are injured. Recycling reduces the need for mining.

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