OUR STAFF

Our Leadership Team

Barry Froman

Owner

Barry was born in Brooklyn, NY but moved to Ohio at an early age. He attended Miami of Ohio University and earned a Marketing/Management degree. After a brief stint selling cookies he was convinced to join a recycling business in Dayton, OH in 1979 where he began his nearly 40 years of recycling experience. In the late 80’s he accepted an executive position at a recycling company in Phoenix, AZ. Then in 1997, Barry decided to go out on his own and started his own recycling company, Arizona Pacific Pulp & Paper. Over the years and from humble beginnings the company has grown through expansion and acquisitions into the multi-million dollar Recycle 1 family of companies offering an array of recycling services based in Phoenix, but serving all of Arizona with an international market base.

When he isn’t running his recycling company, Barry supports all of Arizona’s sports franchises and you may see him at a game. He and his wife also enjoy cruises and traveling in general and they aspire to visit every National Park within the United States.

Doug Shafer

CFO

Doug has over 20 years of professional accounting, finance, and business leadership experience in a wide range of industries. After graduating from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Accounting and passing the C.P.A. exam, Doug went directly into a “corporate environment” in a Fortune 100 company learning about virtually every accounting discipline.

Not only did he gain knowledge in large multi-national corporations, but he also has a proven track record in a wide variety of businesses including gaining valuable experience in startups as well as in turn-around environments. He brings strong relationships with business partners such as banks, CPA firms, insurance brokers, and other financial, legal, and human resource partners.

His extensive experience includes business strategy and decision-making, company rightsizing, team rebuilding, transitions to profitability, refinancing, and mergers/acquisitions. His most recent role prior to joining Recycle1 was serving as Director of Finance and Operations at Ebay.

Doug has a passion for the environment and the outdoors and is thrilled to be working in an industry that does its part to help save the planet. When he isn’t at work you may find him on a hike or a jeep ride with his wife and three children. He resides in Gilbert, Arizona; a Phoenix suburb.

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