CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - May 2, 2014) - BACE, a global manufacturer of vertical balers and compactors for use in the recycling and waste management industry, has hired Gregory J. Leon to the position, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Leon brings more than 25 years of experience with major manufacturing firms in the Waste & Recycling Equipment Industry.

"Our ability to attract a veteran of Greg's caliber is an indication of what we've achieved," said Fred Waite, Chairman of BACE. "He's as well-known as anyone in the industry, and he's universally respected for his abilities and his accomplishments."

Greg started out his family's business, K-Metal Fabrication of Croydon, PA, ultimately assuming the role of sales manager and growing sales more than 350 percent in a three-year period. He then moved on to become Operations Manager for Philadelphia Tramrail Company (PTR), then Regional Director of Sales for Marathon Equipment Company of Vernon, AL. In his two most recent positions, he served as Director of Sales at PTR Baler & Compactor Company in Philadelphia -- building a worldwide distributorship network with authorized agents throughout the North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East -- followed by VP of Sales for River Road Waste Solutions of Tinton Falls, NJ.

"Greg's combination of experiences -- from manufacturing to marketing, from product launches to brand development -- has made him a leader in our field today," said Matt Hatfield, BACE's President. "He brings us the insight and expertise we need to achieve our industry-leadership objectives."

"BACE cares about all the things on which I've built my career," said Leon. "From consistently reliable customer service to sustained client relationships, I've established strong ties with Big Box retailers, recyclers, and haulers. BACE is a perfect fit for me culturally and professionally."

About BACE
BACE is a global manufacturer of heavy-duty balers and compactors for use in the recycling and waste management industry. BACE is headquartered at 2205 North Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. For more information, please visit

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