Management

Orson Oliver
Interim CEO
Mr. Oliver has been a director of the Company since February 1, 2005. He is currently an independent business consultant with over thirty-five years of experience in banking and financial consulting. Mr. Oliver began his career in 1968 as an attorney with the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. In September of 1975, he joined Bank of Louisville as general counsel. In November of 1985, he was elected president of the Bank of Louisville. When Branch Banking and Trust Company acquired the Bank of Louisville in 2003, the Bank of Louisville had assets of $1.6 billion and was the largest, locally managed bank in Louisville, Kentucky. Since his retirement from banking in February of 2004, Mr. Oliver has worked as an independent general business consultant for the Al J. Schneider Company, a corporation with a number of large hotels and real estate holdings in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Since May 2004, Mr. Oliver has also worked as an independent general business consultant for PNC Bank, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with assets of $77.3 billion. Mr. Oliver has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Rawlings Company, LLC since January 1997 and the Al J. Schneider Company since February, 2004.

Sean Garber
President/Vice Chairman
Mr. Garber has been involved with multiple public companies and has an extensive background in this arena.  His career began in the metals recycling business working for a multibillion dollar company which was one of the largest in the country.  He would be described as an entrepreneur with business involvement in the apparel, finance as well as the auto parts industry.  He believes that success comes from what he describes as the 4 corners of the foundation.    1.  Surround yourself with good people.  2.  Listen to your customers, internal and external.  3.  Check your ego at the door.  4.  Check your greed at the door.

Todd L. Phillips
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Phillips oversees all aspects of ISA’s investor/lender relations, finance, accounting and human resources.

Mr. Phillips joined ISA from CRS Reprocessing, LLC, a leading provider of fluid reprocessing solutions for industrial applications, where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  CRS has operations in the United States, Europe and Asia and is backed by the private-equity firms, Argosy Capital and Capital Solutions, Inc.  While at CRS, Mr. Phillips led multiple financings during a challenging period in the U.S. and international economies.  He assisted in expanding CRS into new geographic markets, and managed internal functions including corporate finance, international and domestic tax, global treasury, accounting, information technology and human resources.

Prior to CRS, Mr. Phillips was Chief Financial Officer at Genscape, Inc., a global information provider to energy commodity traders.  Genscape was backed by private equity firm Oaktree Capital.  Mr. Phillips was responsible for all global activities associated with accounting, finance, tax, shareholder relations and human resources.  Genscape was honored twice during Mr. Phillips’s tenure as an Inc. 500 company, recognizing Genscape as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States.

Mr. Phillips has seventeen years of finance experience, including four years in public accounting.  Mr. Phillips assisted his previous companies with significant expansion through acquisitions and growth into new markets.  He also established and implemented internal and external financial reporting systems, improving his companies’ internal controls, closing and operational reporting processes.

Mr. Phillips began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP following his graduation from the University of Kentucky.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds degrees in accounting and business administration, with a focus on finance, from the University of Kentucky.

Alan Schroering
Vice President of Finance

Mr. Schroering has over thirty years of experience with ISA.  He has been the Vice President of Finance since November 2011 and Interim Chief Financial Officer from August 2012 thru December 2014.  Mr. Schroering also served as Chief Financial Officer from May 2001 until November 2011.  Mr. Schroering served in several accounting positions with National Processing Company from April 1998 to May 2000.  In his first stint with ISA, Mr. Schroering served in several accounting positions with the Company from November 1984 to March 1998.

Darrin Hardy
Ferrous Manager

Mr. Hardy started in the Waste and Recycling Industry in 1995 with Rumpke.  Rumpke is one of the largest privately owned waste and recycling companies in the United States with a business model based in municipal waste and residential recycling.  In 1999, Mr. Hardy went to work for SP Recycling in Louisville, Kentucky as Maintenance Manager.  During a ten year career, he held the positions of Production Manager, Operation Manager and in 2006 was promoted to General Manager.  In April 2010, Mr. Hardy was hired on with ISA as Logistics and Equipment Manager.  In March 2011, he added the title of Shredder Manager and in the fall of 2011 was promoted to Operations Manager in charge of Ferrous operations.

Jason McCorkle
Non-Ferrous Manager
Mr. McCorkle started in the stainless steel and alloy industry in 2008 with Venture Metals. In 2009, he moved to ISA as part of the acquisition of Venture Metals by ISA. In December of 2013, Mr. McCorkle took over as the production manager of the Non-Ferrous business unit.  In 2015, Mr. McCorkle became the manager for the entire Non-Ferrous business unit.

Tim Bernstein
Ferrous Commercial Manager and Manager of Auto Parts business unit
Mr. Bernstein is a recycling professional with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the industry, including buying, selling and operations management.  He has worked with national companies such as Alter Metal Recycling and DJJ.  Mr. Bernstein joined ISA in early 2014.  His current duties include scrap buying, marketing, and management of the company’s auto parts yard, logistics operation and satellite operations.

Tom Ashby
Information Technology, QEHS, and Electronic Scrap Manager
Mr. Ashby has been involved in the technology industry since 1995 and project management since 1998.  He earned an engineering degree from the University Of Louisville Speed Scientific School Of Engineering in 2002 with emphasis in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.  He joined ISA in 2000 as a Software Engineer and utilized this role to develop and implement internal systems and databases to maximize efficiencies throughout the company.  Goal oriented and result driven, he was promoted to Information Technology Manager in 2003 and became responsible for all company-wide IT Operations.  Seeking more responsibility, in 2013, he was appointed as the Manager over all aspects of the newly created Electronic Scrap business unit.  With Mr. Ashby’s guidance and leadership, the E-Scrap division quickly progressed into a major regional player in the industry.  After serving in various positions of increasing responsibility, he was named Quality, Environmental, Health & Safety (QEHS) Manager in 2014 adding QEHS strategic planning, issues management, safe environment awareness training, compliance auditing and emergency response to his list of responsibilities.  Prior to joining ISA, Mr. Ashby worked for an engineering business that designed and implemented sorting systems for many of the major package delivery services throughout the nation.  His responsibilities included, but were not limited to, designing PLC logic to control the various sorting devices, designing an HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) to control these systems and designing a reporting system so users could view various data from the system.

Tony Alvis
Manager of WESSCO/CWS business unit
Mr. Alvis began his career in the waste and recycling industry in 1987.  With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Alvis has been involved in all aspects of the industry.  His positions have ranged from sales account executive to general manager.  His extensive knowledge in operations and sales provides the perfect combination when working with customers to meet their specific needs.