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New Senior Vice President - Michelle Cullion

Published 05/24/2018

 

We at Gannon and Scott are pleased to announce that Michelle Cullion has joined our Cranston, Rhode Island team as Senior Vice President.

She will manage the daily operations of the administrative group, compliance requirements, and assist with financial reporting management.

Join us in welcoming Michelle to the Gannon & Scott team.

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CRANSTON, RI – May, 2018 – David Deuel, CFO, is pleased to announce that Michelle I. Cullion recently joined Gannon & Scott as Senior Vice President - Administration. She will manage the daily operations of the administrative group, provide metrics and reporting support, and coordinate and manage Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer compliance. She will also assist with financial reporting requirements and managing relationships with banks, vendors and customers.

Cullion holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University.  She also earned her Master of Science in Taxation from Bryant University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2009.  Michelle is a graduate of the 2010 AICPA leadership Academy and a former board member of the RI Society of CPAs. Michelle’s extensive public accounting experience focused on financial statement reporting and taxation issues for both privately held companies and individuals. She was previously with the accounting firm DiSanto, Priest & Co. for more than 10 years.

Michelle and her family live in Richmond, RI.

 

WJA Tour

Published 04/05/2018

Gannon & Scott would like to shout out an extra special thanks to the Providence Women's Jewelry Association for coming in and touring our refining plant. We very much appreciated Chapter President Kerilyn Rodi and Past President Kim Michalik for arranging the event.

Thank you all for taking the time and being so interested in our company.

Providence Women's Jewelry Association

Matt Fischer's Retirement

Published 03/23/2018

It is with both great excitement and a little sadness that Gannon & Scott announces the retirement of longtime Engineering Manager, Matthew J. Fischer.

Matt began his career with Gannon & Scott in 2001, bringing with him extensive metal refining experience and knowledge from his many years at Handy & Harman.

During his career at Gannon & Scott, Matt managed a number of major projects.

However, none were larger or more transformative than the Cranston Expansion Project, a multi-year endeavor culminating with the opening of our Sharpe Drive facility in Cranston, RI.

Under his direction, the multi-million dollar TRu3Tec Thermal Reduction Furnace and Pollution Control System, was designed, fabricated, and installed at the new facility, not only revolutionizing Gannon’s burning capabilities but also taking the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives to the next level.

In addition to providing Gannon & Scott with an unmatched production capability, the size, scope and sophistication of the pollution control system is the part that Matt was most proud of.

Click Here to request more information on the TRu3Tec Thermal Reduction System that Matt made possible.

As tribute to his efforts in coordinating this major project, there still hangs a placard above the new Thermal Reduction System (TR-3, which Matt designed), dubbing the location the “Fischer TRail”.

 

Everyone at Gannon & Scott wishes Matt the very best of luck in his retirement, and thank him in earnest for his tremendous contributions to the company’s success over the years.

 

We are proud to be able to call him a member of the Gannon & Scott family.

We hope that all of Matt’s TRails ahead are happy ones.

Executive Management Changes 2017

Published 10/12/2017

GANNON & SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CHANGES- Press Release

– PHOENIX, AZ and CRANSTON, RI –
As part of its on-going succession planning, Gannon & Scott announces the following executive management changes, effective October 1, 2017:

Margaret Gannon Jones has been named Chairman, succeeding Jack Gannon

Christopher W. Jones succeeds Margaret Gannon Jones as President

David G. Deuel becomes Chief Financial Officer, succeeding John King (Retired)

 

 Margaret Gannon Jones became President of Gannon & Scott in 2013, succeeding her father John L. (Jack) Gannon.

She started her career in 1988 in the Analytical Laboratory and held a number of management roles in the company prior to becoming president.

Margaret is also a principal owner of the Gannon & Scott family of companies.

 

 

 Chris Jones started with Gannon & Scott in 1990, in Cranston, RI.

During his tenure in RI, he became Plant Manager and was responsible for several key innovations in the core refining processes.

In 2001, Chris relocated to Phoenix, AZ to manage and grow the newly acquired Phoenix facility.Under his leadership, the Phoenix plant has dramatically increased its processing capabilities and annual volume of material processed. This facility provides Gannon & Scott with true coast-to-coast coverage and an unmatched, environmentally-friendly refining capacity.

 

 

David Deuel joined Gannon & Scott in 2013 as a Senior Vice President in charge of the company’s day-to-day Administration and IT departments.

Deuel previously worked at Fleet Bank and Bank of America, spending the majority of his time in the precious metals department, which provided financing and hedging products to industrial users of precious metals.

He succeeds John King, who retired at the end of September.

John King's Retirement

Published 10/09/2017

GANNON & SCOTT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF Chief Financial Officer -Press Release

Gannon & Scott is both pleased and sad to announce the recent retirement of John H. King, Executive Vice President and CFO.

John joined Gannon & Scott in 2000, and was instrumental in the success of the company’s expansion to Phoenix, AZ. John also drove the acquisition of a second facility in Cranston, RI, which features the one of the most sophisticated environmental control systems in the refining industry; the facility also has almost an acre of solar panels generating green energy for the local power grid.

John began his 45-year career in the precious metals industry in the early 1970s at the Citibank precious metals depository in New York City, after serving in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. At the time, it was the largest commercial depository in the country. In 1979, under John’s guidance, Citibank introduced a successful retail Precious Metals Certificate program, which was prominently featured in Citibank’s 1979 Annual Report. 

In 1984 John relocated to Rhode Island to manage the operations of Fleet Bank’s precious metals unit. At Fleet, John managed the project to automate the unit’s manual accounting system. Under his guidance, the operation became a separate legal entity and supported a lending unit that grew to over $1.5 Billion in commitments.

In addition to his extensive experience working in precious metals and his service to his country, John was a tireless volunteer, both within and outside the industry. 

In addition to various other leadership roles, John served as President of the local chapter of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) for more than 10 years, and has been an active member of the national IPMI organization. 

Under John’s leadership, the New England Chapter of the IPMI developed an annual event to support local jewelry design efforts with an annual Jewelry Design Competition that provides scholarships and support to New England university students and programs involved in jewelry design.

In addition to his professional charitable endeavors, John was also a founding member of the original Board of Directors of the Providence Ronald McDonald House (PRMH). John served on the board for over 10 years, including the critical first several years when the PRMH was built as a result of a successful capital campaign.

John and his wife, Linda, devote numerous hours to the success of the PRMH, and its continued growth and success remain a fitting testimony to John’s dedication and efforts. John also served as Treasurer of the RI Youth Soccer Association.

 

  At Gannon & Scott, John has shared his talents and drive to help guide the company from a traditional secondary precious metals refiner to the powerhouse it is now - one that serves a multitude of industries, from traditional jewelry manufacturers to electronic scrap recyclers to global manufacturers of medical and electronic devices.

As a key member of the executive management team, John’s impact on Gannon & Scott will continue long after his retirement.

“He will be missed by many in the industry, but by none as much as his colleagues at Gannon & Scott,” noted Margaret Gannon-Jones, Chairman of Gannon & Scott.

 

“The entire company is both pleased for John and his accomplishments, but saddened that we will no longer see him every day,” said Joe Peixoto, CEO. “We are all grateful to have been able share the last few years of John’s illustrious career in the precious metals industry.”

 

As part of Gannon & Scott’s on-going succession planning, David Deuel will succeed John as Chief Financial Officer.

 

John and his wife Linda reside in North Kingstown, RI. They plan on traveling and spending time with their two grandsons.

 

Gannon & Scott Cranston does 2017 Warrior Dash

Published 08/31/2017

Gannon & Scott's Team Silverback participated in the Warrior Dash 5K run and obstacle course in Thomson Connecticut.

Our team ran to support St Jude's Children’s Hospital.

We had a great time and a special thanks to everyone that supported and helped us to raise $5460.00 for such a great cause.

Gannon & Scott White Paper

Published 04/11/2017

White Paper Details Advanced Pollution Control for Precious Metals Recovery

Continuous improvement and industry leading innovation ensure all materials received are processed using the latest technology and most environmentally friendly equipment has always been a firm commitment at Gannon & Scott.

Click here to download the white paper; "Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Precious Metal Recovery"

We are proud to share this White Paper with you, and would like to encourage you to share this with anyone who may have an interest in learning more about the specific details and the advantages of our TRu3Tec™ System.

2017 ISO9001 Certification Renewal

Published 02/02/2017

Gannon & Scott Inc.’s analytical laboratory has completed renewal of the ISO9001 Quality Management System certification process.

This was particularly important since it includes compliance to the new certification standard version (ISO9001:2015) that will become mandatory by 2018.  Gannon & Scott completed the external audit without any noted system non-conformances.

This month also marks a decade since the laboratory received initial certification, as it pursues the outgoing effort for continual quality improvement.

The laboratory conducts traditional fire assay, instrument, and other analyses to determine precious metal  content from a wide variety of materials including industrial scrap, metal finishing residuals, and electronic waste.

Gannon & Scott has long been deeply involved in the International Precious Metals Institute and its Sampling and Analytical Council.

New Plant Manager - Knut Nerheim

Published 01/09/2017

 

New Plant Manager - Knut Nerheim

Gannon & Scott is pleased to announce that Knut Nerheim has joined our team in Phoenix, Arizona.

Knut brings a wealth of managerial and process safety experience and will be responsible managing the physical plant operation of the Phoenix, Arizona Refining Plant.

 

Please join us in welcoming Knut to the Gannon & Scott team.

 

PHOENIX, AZ - January, 2017 - Knut Nerheim recently joined Gannon & Scott as Plant Manager of the Phoenix AZ Refining Plant. Knut holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University, an MBA from University of Phoenix and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona. Knut brings nearly 30 years of experience in engineering and plant operations environments, risk management, process safety, and project management. Knut joins us from Linde Group, a manufacturer of specialty and industrial gases. Knut is also a volunteer fire fighter for the Crown King Fire Department and presently serves as Captain of the departments water tender apparatus.

 

Cranston Ball Mill

Published 12/14/2016

We are pleased to announce that the Patterson (manufacturer brand name) ball mill is operational and the first customer lot was successfully completed.

The Patterson mill is located next to the Thermal Reduction furnace at the Sharpe Drive facility in Cranston. 

It is twice as big as the largest ball mill in either Cranston facility and incorporates a number of system improvements over previous units including a unique soundproofing blanket and ash cart transfer mechanism. 

This project was completely designed and fabricated by our staff on site.  

It was a large undertaking with the bottom of the third tier platform at 21 feet in height. 

All the steel structure, platforms, and stairways were created from steel stock (and some imagination), assembled for fitting, then taken apart and painted before installation.

Special thanks to our employees who worked on this project, for their input and hard work on this challenging task. 

 

Please contact your sales representative if you would like to schedule a visit to our facility and see the equipment in operation.

 

Jack Gannon Industry Leadership Award

Published 11/21/2016

 

The Precious Metals Association of North America created a new award this year named The Jack Gannon Industry Leadership Award.
 

The award was presented at The Army And Navy Club in Washington DC and was very fittingly awarded to Dominic Passaro of Technic Inc.

 

Everyone at Gannon & Scott very much appreciates the Association for honoring Jack’s memory with the naming of this award.

 

(pictured from left to right, Alan Stockmeister of Elemetal, Dominic Passaro of Technic, Christopher Jones of Gannon & Scott)

Rose's Retirement

Published 09/29/2016

After 30 years of service with Gannon & Scott, RoseMarie Fontaine retired from Gannon & Scott in May 2016.

Rose’s role at Gannon & Scott had always been a senior level Information Technology professional and during her tenure she had certainly seen many changes. In fact, when Rose started with the company it was to manage our very first terminal based computer system that the company was migrating to from a paper based system. Back in those days when PC’s were predicted to be a fad and there was no such thing as the internet, we were operating a climate controlled, high security, 200 square foot dedicated server and printer room. Data storage was on reel to reel magnetic tape and servers were the size of refrigerators. Pin feed dot matrix printers were so loud that they needed to be in their own sound and vibration enclosures. Rose was instrumental in the development and support of the Company’s proprietary core systems of record that support all aspects of the refining business. In addition, Rose had primary responsibility for several mission critical vendor systems, including our accounting, phone and sales team systems.

Rose’s in-depth understanding of our business processes, coupled with her trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills were invaluable in ensuring that the information systems ran smoothly.

As is the tradition in our IT department, Rose excelled at providing superior customer service to all of her internal customers. Leading up to Rose’s retirement she worked on passing the torch by training and mentoring Paige Jones to take over the position.

Rose’s plans for retirement include devoting more time to her favorite charity The imPOSSIBLE Dream. An avid golfer, Rose plans to further honing her game during retirement. As she is planning on remaining a resident of Rhode Island, we at Gannon & Scott are hopeful that Rose will take some time, from what we expect to be a busy schedule, to stop in and visit with us bringing that warm smile and sharp wit that we are all sure to miss.


Her work family at Gannon & Scott wishes Rose all the best retirement has to offer and thank her immensely for her many years of dedicated service.

 

E-Scrap Conference 2016

Published 08/29/2016

(September 20-22, 2016 , New Orleans, Louisiana - Hyatt Regency New Orleans)

Gannon & Scott will be located at Booth 1312. Please stop by and let our sales team show you how we "Do It Right".

Attending this year's show for Gannon & Scott:

     Kristine Murphy, National Sales Manager

     Adrian Hamm, Regional Sales Manager, Southwest

     Erik Monsees, Regional Account Executive, Southeast

Click here for the show floor plan.

Gannon & Scott Phoenix Celebrates 15 Years

Published 06/03/2016

Gannon & Scott – Phoenix, AZ
Celebrates 15 Years and Going Strong

 

In 2001, Gannon & Scott acquired one of the largest refining plants in the southwest.

This action initiated a transformation from a once New England based, regional secondary precious metal refining and assaying company into the full-service, North American, precious metal reclamation and recycling industry leader we are today.

 

Our Phoenix operation has been quite privileged to have both a diverse and loyal customer base as well as a highly experienced and dedicated workforce. This tremendous combination directly contributes to our continued success and growth.

To proactively plan for this, we added substantial capacity to the foundry, thermal reduction and chemical process circuits.
Gannon & Scott has also invested strongly into upgrading and modernizing both our pollution control systems and energy efficiency at this facility. These investments and our proactive approach to growth and complete customer satisfaction have ensured this facility is uniquely positioned to provide our customers with an unparalleled mix of exceptionally complete metal recovery in efficient and sustainable systems.

15 years and going strong, Gannon & Scott Phoenix remains committed to “Doing it Right” by its customers, employees and the environment.

 
 

Gannon & Scott Phoenix does 2016 Warrior Dash

Published 05/03/2016
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On April 9, 2016 employees of Gannon & Scott’s, Phoenix Arizona plant participated in the Warrior Dash, a 5K Run and Obstacle Course held in Glendale Arizona.

 

The team participated in the run as St Jude Warriors for the purpose of raising money and awareness for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Ninety percent of the plant participated in the run along with some friends and family.

 

Everyone completed the course thanks to some teamwork, mutual encouragement and a great group of folks that came out to cheer us on.

 

Would always like for it to have been more but our team was very happy to hear that out of the entire event our group had raised the most money for St Jude’s. 

It was relayed to us that the plan for a portion of the money raised was going to be used for some of the “No More Chemo Celebrations”. 

This was our first year participating in this event and not only was it for a great cause but everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge of conquering the course.

 

It was great that both our President and CEO were able to join our team and complete the course with us.

 

While this was a non-completive wave the fastest time in our group went to Ramsey at just around 28 minutes.

Warrior Dash Website

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Update 2016 Ceramics Expo

Published 04/25/2016

Reminder; Our Representatives will be at the Ceramics Expo in Cleveland, Ohio.

THIS WEEK! April 26-28

Gannon & Scott will be located at Booth 617. So be sure to stop and say hello!

Please stop by and let our sales team show you how we "Do It Right". 

Attending this year's show for Gannon & Scott: Jen Rose & Ray Conway.

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