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Safeway installing Bettery’s in-store ‘Swap Stations’ for batteries

BY Marianne Wilson

Portland, Ore. — Bettery announced that it has teamed up with Safeway to give consumers a convenient way to adopt reusable household batteries, not only reducing their environmental footprint but also saving them money.

Bettery Swap Stations – kiosks for purchasing and exchanging rechargeable batteries – are being installed this month at multiple Safeway locations, starting with stores in Portland, Seattle and surrounding communities.

"At Safeway we are constantly looking for innovative partners like Bettery who can help us create cleaner and healthier communities," said Steve Frisby, president of the Northwest Division of Safeway. "We’re confident that together with Bettery we can dramatically reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfills while giving our customers a great option for powering all of their household gadgets."

More than 2.5 billion landfill-clogging household batteries are thrown away in the U.S. every year. The Swap Stations allow for easy purchase and exchange of reusable AA and AAA batteries and serve as a drop-off site for recycling traditional single-use AA and AAA alkaline batteries.

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Amerlux appoints VP of sales

BY Staff Writer

Fairfield, N.J. — Amerlux CEO/president Chuck Campagna has announced that Chris McQuillan has joined the management team as VP of sales. Amerlux is a global leader in innovation, manufacturing and creative lighting solutions for a broad range of commercial, retail, hospitality and institutional environments.

"Chris brings strong leadership to our sales team," said Campagna. "He has a well-rounded background on the manufacturing side, an outstanding technical skill set and a successful sales management track record with extraordinary potential."

Prior to joining Amerlux, McQuillan served as business leader for Honeywell Americas, VP and general manager for Acuity Brands/Mark Lighting, VP of sales for USAI, regional specification manager for Lightolier, and operations and engineering manager for ERCO.

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Ferrandino hires VP program management

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Farmingdale, N.Y. — Ferrandino & Son, which provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance; facility service and maintenance; general contracting and HVAC services, announced it has hired Dave Magill as VP of program management.

Magill brings over 28 years of facility services experience in both snow removal and landscaping.

“Professionally, this was an unparalleled opportunity to join, and play an integral role within an organization that has a tremendous vision of the retail facilities maintenance industry and a passion to service their clients at the highest levels,” said Magill.

Magill’s priorities will be to focus on service program development, engaging clients in workshops and strategy sessions along with maximizing one-on-one customer meetings to support their “Best in Class” vision.

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