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ReMA Elects Mel Wright as Director-at-Large to Board

Washington, DC – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently elected Mel Wright of Wright’s Scrap Metals in Beaumont, Texas to a Director-at-Large position. Mr. Wright will be filling a term ending in 2019.

“Having served in a number of leadership roles within ISRI, Mel brings a great deal of experience to his new position,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “He is well-respected throughout the recycling community and has the skills to help shape the direction of ReMA throughout the rest of his term and beyond.”

Mel Wright is currently president of Wright’s Scrap Metals, Inc. Mel grew up in Beaumont, Texas, where he was exposed to the scrap industry. He began his scrap career while working at his family’s scrapyard and continued on to work there full time, soon becoming vice president following his graduation from Lamar University, and eventually president of Wright’s Scrap Metals, Inc. Prior to assuming the role of Director-At-Large, Mel served as ISRI’s Gulf Coast Chapter President. Wright has been active with the chapter by volunteering and fulfilling leadership roles such as scholarship chair, treasurer, vice president , and president.

“I look forward to working with the leadership of ReMA and the Board of Directors to continue to make ReMA the Voice of the Recycling Industry and add value for our members,” said Wright. “ISRI members are the greatest asset of the trade association. My involevment in ReMA over the years has been very rewarding for me personally and professionally. I want to share that experience with other members so they too may benefit.”

Mel Wright was elected to serve the remainder of the term vacated by current ReMA Secretary/Treasurer Colin Kelly.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ReMA represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

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