Management Team

Brian K. Shine

With 25 years of experience in the recycling industry, Brian has enjoyed the challenge of competing and finding ways to add exceptional value to the products and services in a commodity based business. After graduating with a Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in 1985, Brian continued his growth and development through active participation inside and outside the recycling industry. Brian's involvements include: ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries), CARI (Canadian Association of Recycling Industries), The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Buffalo, YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and a 1998 graduate of Leadership Buffalo.

Peter A Linder

With 30 years of experience in the recycling industry, Peter Linder brings a diverse skill set and experience to IRSC. Working in a traditional family business environment, he acquired these tools by starting on the “shop floor” and working his way through purchasing, sales and marketing, administration and finance. Since 1992, he has served as the company President & CEO. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in 1977, he continues to pursue a number of professional development opportunities by participating in programs at local universities as well as industry-sponsored seminars, workshops and think tanks. As an active member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), he has emphasized growth through continued education and networking. Additionally, he has acquired accredited remediation, facilitation and coaching certification through the Coach Training Alliance (CTA).

Richard W. Shine
Vice President

With 40 years of active participation and leadership as a third generation family member of a Buffalo based scrap recycling firm founded in 1916, Richard has continued to grow this family firm into a very well known and highly respected recycling firm. Richard has demonstrated the keen ability to capitalize on his skills as a pilot and as a manager and has provided valuable leadership in the highly competitive scrap recycling industry. After retiring as a Colonel from the United States Air Force, Richard has had more time to devote to flying our corporate aircraft in pursuit of additional opportunities for our firm. Richard currently sits on the board of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Adam E. Shine
Sales Manager

Although relatively new to the recycling industry Adam has grown up around the business as he represents fourth generation of a non-ferrous metal recycling company. Prior to joining the company in 2008 Adam was in software sales and brings a technical knowledge that lends itself nicely to the business. Adam graduated college with a bachelor's degree from Niagara University in 2003. Adam took part in Leadership Buffalo and graduated in December of 2008 as part of the Rising Leaders program. Adam is also actively involved with the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), American Copper Council (ACC) and the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI).