As General Manager, Ostendorf will be responsible for overseeing and managing all operations and employees at Ben Weitsman of New Castle, a division of Upstate Shredding. He will work to improve and enforce all company policies and practices, and ensure that industry standards are exceeded. Ostendorf will be directly involved in all aspects of the operation of the New Castle facility by providing management and leadership, guaranteeing that the highest levels of ethical conduct and professional standards are maintained by all company personnel at all times.
“Mr. Ostendorf brings with him an excellent record of maximizing profitability, as well as cultivating and managing productive workforce teams — skills he’s proved through his work at Metalico,” Adam Weitsman, CEO of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, said. “I’m confident his leadership will poise our New Castle operations for maximum success and efficiency, which will ultimately help position Upstate Shredding to further expand its feeder yard footprint into Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.”
Prior to joining Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, Ostendorf spent just under a decade with scrap company Metalico. During that time, he managed Metalico’s operations in Rochester and Buffalo, selling non-ferrous metals and building dealer and industrial relationships. He oversaw 150 employees and helped generate $80 million in sales. Five years ago, he moved to Austin, Texas to open his own yard, Worth Metal Recycling. Mr. Ostendorf is a Buffalo native, and he’s excited to return to the northeast, along with his family.