Strategic Materials Appoints New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON, TX – November 2012 – Strategic Materials, a glass recycling company, has just announced the appointment of Michael (Mike) Ramirez as new EVP and CFO. Mike brings over 30 years of financial and business transformation experience from public accounting, manufacturing and service industries with the following organizations: Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Datapoint Corporation, Allwaste, Inc., Encompass Corporation and PSC. He will direct SMI's financial, technology, glass procurement (supply) and rail logistics organizations.

Mike earned his BBA in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he continues his involvement serving on the university's Advisory Council to the Dean of its College of Business.  Mike is a licensed (active) Certified Public Accountant.
Mike resides in the Houston metropolitan area with his wife, Laura, balancing professional pursuits with raising their family of five sons.