News : Company Reinvents Idea of Who a CEO Should Be

Jul 20, 2013

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By Herb Perry

AMESBURY, Mass. — Men have historically run the recycling business, but with one woman’s ascension to president of a cutting-edge recycler, one more glass ceiling has been shattered, allowing the woman’s unique experience, education and perspective to enhance the way the company operates.

Julie Wiggin is the CEO, and retains her position as CFO, of Metalwave, Inc. The company was launched in 2010 to provide customers with a more transparent and cost-effective alternative to the traditionally shady world of e-waste “down streaming.” From its 25,000-square-foot facility in Amesbury, Mass., Metalwave recycles PCs, printers, CRT computer monitors, televisions, hard drives, cell phones, and other outdated, discarded electronic equipment.

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