Gannon & Scott News Blog

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


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


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.

Click Here To Read More


CEO - Joe Peixoto

Published 04/11/2016

Gannon & Scott Names Chief Executive Office: Joe Peixoto


We at Gannon and Scott are pleased to announce that Joseph O. Peixoto  has been named Chief Executive Officer.

Peixoto has been with Gannon & Scott for more than ten years, previously serving as General Manager with responsibility for production operations in both Cranston, RI and Phoenix, AZ. 

Join us in congratulating Joe, and wish him great success in his new position.


Read the Official Release


CRANSTON, RI – April, 2016 – Gannon & Scott Inc., recyclers and refiners of precious metals, is pleased to announce that Joseph O. Peixoto of Dighton, MA has been named Chief Executive Officer. Peixoto has been with Gannon & Scott for more than ten years, previously serving as General Manager with responsibility for production operations in both Cranston, RI and Phoenix, AZ.

Margaret Gannon Jones, President and fourth generation owner, noted, “Gannon & Scott has grown tremendously over the last decade and we look forward to continued success under Joe’s leadership.”

Peixoto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Bryant University. Peixoto is a proven leader and highly experienced in the precious metals industry. Prior to Joining Gannon & Scott, he managed the Handy & Harman Refining Group / Attleboro Refining operations in Attleboro, MA, which at the time was one of the world’s largest silver refineries.

Ceramics Expo

Published 03/28/2016

Come Visit our booth at the 2016 Ceramics Expo!


Gannon & Scott will be located at Booth 617. 

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.

Click Here To Read More

IPMI 40th Annual Conference

Published 03/08/2016

International Precious Metal Institute's 40th Annual Conference

On The Ridge of the Future: Precious Metals New Technology, Changing Economics, Emerging Regulations and Overall Risks

June 11, 2016 - June 14, 2016

JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ

Read More on the IPMI Website


Several members of Gannon & Scott will be attending.

More information to follow at a later date

New General Manager - Andrew McManus

Published 02/18/2016


We at Gannon and Scott are pleased to announce that effective February, 2016, Andrew McManus will be General Manager.

He will be responsible for the plant operations in both Phoenix, Az and Cranston, RI, as well as the Analytical Laboratory in Cranston, RI.

Andrew C. Mcmanus comes to us from spending the majority of his career in the precious metals industry.

Join us in welcoming Mcmanus as he brings a diverse group of experiences and leaderships skills to the Gannon & Scott team.


CRANSTON, RI – February, 2016 – Andrew C. McManus recently joined Gannon & Scott as General Manager. He will be responsible for the plant operations in both Phoenix, AZ and Cranston, RI, as well as the Analytical Laboratory in Cranston, RI. McManus holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and an M.B.A from Bryant University. An Environmental, Health & Safety expert, he has spent the majority of his career in the precious metals field, most recently with Metech Recycling in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over a 30 year time span, McManus has also served in the Active Duty U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Reserve and the Rhode Island National Guard, retiring at a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. McManus brings a diverse group of experiences and leadership skills to the Gannon & Scott team.


Read the Full Release Here

CHWMEG Completes Review of GANNON & SCOTT’s RI Facilities

Published 12/02/2015

CHWMEG, Inc. recently completed a comprehensive, independent review of Gannon & Scott’s Cranston, RI facilities.


Our Phoenix, AZ facility was reviewed in 2006 and again in 2011.


The reports of CHWMEG’s reviews of both of our facilities are available exclusively to CHWMEG members at



Above Picture: Cranston, RI: Brian Walker, Plant Engineer (Left), and Matt Fischer, Compliance & Engineering Manager(Right) 


The CHWMEG review, coordinated by our engineering team, provides CHWMEG members with a detailed report, and helps to underscore our commitment to the environment and the numerous ways Gannon & Scott strives to provide superior precious metals refining and processing services in an environmentally sound manner.

Above Picture: Phoenix, AZ: Margaret Gannon Jones, President(Left) and Doug Bouldin, Compliance & Engineering Manager(Right)

From the CHWMEG website:

CHWMEG, Inc. is a non-profit trade association comprised of manufacturing and other "industrial" companies interested in efficiently managing the waste management aspects of their environmental stewardship programs. Their programs are based upon their potential environmental liability related to the wastes that are inherently generated by their companies' manufacturing processes.

CHWMEG, Inc.'s membership is comprised of companies representing a number of industrial sectors, including chemical, petroleum, and electronic and other manufacturing sectors. Membership currently includes many Fortune 500 companies.

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Gannon & Scott Aquires New Laboratory Equipment 2015

Published 11/12/2015


Our laboratory team has recently commissioned its second ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emissions Spectroscopy) Spectrometer.



The objective is to dedicate our new instrument to the analysis pf PGMs (platinum group metals) leaving the second one for other trace element detection and analysis.


This addition will improve the speed, accuracy and precision of our analytical results for PGMs, base metals, trace metals and other deleterious elements.


 Gannon & Scott, a leading precious metals refiner, operates a full service ISO 9001-2008 certified commercial precious metal laboratory. Fire assay, Atomic Absorbtion, ICP-OES and wet chemical analysis are performed by a staff of highly trained and experienced technicians.