Bruce W. Fleming - Founder & President, Canusa Corporation
Bruce W. Fleming has built a career in the paper and recycling industries beginning with Canusa's founding in 1981. Fleming’s interest in paper and recycling was sparked at Princeton University where he resurrected the University’s floundering recycling program and completed his senior thesis on an economic history of recycling in the paper industry.
After completing three years of work for Garden State Paper Company, the world’s first 100% recycled newsprint mill, Fleming established his own paper and fiber brokerage organization.
In 2002, Fleming merged Canusa’s recycling operations with its most significant competitor, Hershman Recycling, to form Canusa Hershman Recycling, LLC. Subsequently CHRC helped co-found Newport CH in Orange, CA a company focused on selling into the growing Asian market. CHRC now trades an average of 200,000 tons per month of fiber, plastic resins and metals in the United States and abroad.
Fleming holds his B.S. from Princeton University and his J.D. from The George Washington University.
Larry Jackson - President, Canusa Paper & Packaging
Larry started his career in the paper industry in 1991 with Great Northern Recycling (GNR) in Mechanic Falls, Maine. In 1995, he was promoted to Vice President of Trading, responsible for overseeing the procurement and sales for two waste paper processing plants, all outside brokerage activity and mill relationships throughout the Northeast and Eastern Canada.
After the sale of GNR in 1999, Larry joined Chicago based National Fiber Supply Company as their Northeast Manager in charge of buying and selling all grades of mill roll stock.
In 2002, Larry joined Canusa as Sales Manager for Bay State Paper Company in Boston, for which Canusa was the exclusive sales agent. His responsibilities at Bay State included all sales of containerboard to converters and managing the customer service group. He was also responsible for maintaining relationships with a large number of containerboard and kraft mills in the U.S. and Canada.
Today, Larry facilitates Canusa’s domestic mill, trading and customer relationships from his office in Auburn, Maine.
Michael J. Walter, Jr., Esq., Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Michael originally joined Canusa while studying at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the Drexel LeBow College of Business in 2005, Michael worked with Lincoln Financial Advisors as a licensed financial advisor before re-joining Canusa as Risk Manager in 2006.
As Risk Manager, Michael was responsible for various aspects of risk mitigation including management of trade credit for the Canusa Paper & Packaging division and all aspects of the Canusa companies’ property and casualty insurance programs. In 2011, Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School Of Law and passed the Maryland State Bar later the same year.
Since 2011, Michael has served as General Counsel for Canusa and its affiliate, Canusa Hershman Recycling, LLC, advising senior management on an array of legal issues and risks. Promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July, 2014, he provides operational and financial management to Canusa and its Paper & Packaging division.
Sean R. Smith, Vice President & Logistics Manager
Sean has been in the packaging paper and recycling industry for 15 years and in the transportation industry for 24 years.
Sean currently serves as Logistics Manager for Canusa Hershman Recycling and Canusa Paper & Packaging and Vice President of Canusa Corporation. He is responsible for the oversight of all domestic and international transportation in recyclables brokerage and prime roll trading. Canusa Corp and affiliates are the 9th largest U.S. exporter by container volume.
Prior to joining Canusa, Sean was a business analyst for The Becker Group, a seasonal décor marketing firm. In this position he managed employee training, best use practices and software implementation for ERP.
A native of Baltimore, MD, he is a graduate of The University of Baltimore with a BA in International Business.