“Having served in a number of leadership roles within ISRI, Mel brings a great deal of experience to his new position,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “He is well-respected throughout the recycling community and has the skills to help shape the direction of ISRI throughout the rest of his term and beyond.”
Mel Wright is currently president of Wright’s Scrap Metals, Inc. Mel grew up in Beaumont, Texas, where he was exposed to the scrap industry. He began his scrap career while working at his family’s scrapyard and continued on to work there full time, soon becoming vice president following his graduation from Lamar University, and eventually president of Wright’s Scrap Metals, Inc. Prior to assuming the role of Director-At-Large, Mel served as ISRI’s Gulf Coast Chapter President. Wright has been active with the chapter by volunteering and fulfilling leadership roles such as scholarship chair, treasurer, vice president , and president.
“I look forward to working with the leadership of ISRI and the Board of Directors to continue to make ISRI the Voice of the Recycling Industry and add value for our members,” said Wright. “ISRI members are the greatest asset of the trade association. My involevment in ISRI over the years has been very rewarding for me personally and professionally. I want to share that experience with other members so they too may benefit.”
According to ISRI Mel Wright was elected to serve the remainder of the term vacated by current ISRI Secretary/Treasurer Colin Kelly.