Joel E. Dupré from New Orleans
He is the President of Southern Recycling, LLC (SoRec), a division of European Metal Recycling (EMR), which is the largest privately held recycler in the world. SoRec, the largest metal recycler in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region, recycles nearly all metallic products, ranging from aluminum cans to aircraft carriers. He began his career at SoRec during college and eventually managed various departments and facets of metal recycling as well as constructed or assisted in the construction of eleven facilities throughout the Gulf South region.
From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Dupré worked with Keywell, LLC, where he managed the largest aerospace recycling facility in the world. He rejoined SoRec in 2000 and was named Vice-President of the New Orleans division in 2002 and President in 2007.
He is a graduate of the E.J. Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University with a BS in Quantative Business Analysis.