Windfield Alloy President Eric Tetler has overseen the recycling and refining company since 2007, helping the company grow from six to 55 employees in that time. In his personal life, Eric Tetler supports several local youth sports organizations, including Inti Soccer Academy.
Inti Soccer Academy exists to improve the lives of inner-city children through soccer and teamwork. The nonprofit organization is Manchester, New Hampshire’s arm of the national Urban Soccer Collaborative, which serves underprivileged communities nationwide.
The Academy provides free year-round soccer programs which are available to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Kids can participate in summer camps, indoor soccer in the winter, and an enriching after school program all year long.
The children who come to Inti develop their character and their academic skills as well as their soccer moves. The organization has strict rules against swearing and fighting as part of its effort to encourage good behavior and steer kids away from violence and gangs.
Accomplished business leader Eric Tetler has been working at Windfield Alloy, Inc., for more than two decades. Presently serving as the president and CEO of the New Hampshire-based company, he has helped the business grow from six to 55 employees and expanded its services to include non-ferrous and electronics recycling. In his free time, Eric Tetler enjoys landscaping.
When it comes to landscaping, many people imagine bright flowers and plenty of greenery, but for areas that experience cold and snowy winters, some landscapes can become quite bleak. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep yards looking beautiful during winter time. A few examples are included below:
- Use mulch:
Spreading mulch into planting beds has both an aesthetic and a practical purpose. It protects planting beds from the cold weather while also creating a finished look despite the lack of bright colors. Since mulch holds in moisture, it should be placed around the base of trees and shrubs instead of piled over the top.
- Rely on hardscape:
Many landscapes include non-plant items such as wooden archways or garden sculptures. These hardscape items become much more important during winter because they become the main features of a yard. If landscaping looks a bit barren during wintertime, consider adding a bench or trellis to generate more interest.
- Think about bark:
Trees are great sources of shade and color during summertime, but many homeowners may think they are useless for enhancing a landscape during winter. In reality, many trees can add more design to a winter landscape due to the unique appearance of their bark. Planting trees and shrubs with distinctive bark brings both color and texture to winter landscapes.
Eric Tetler serves as the president and CEO of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a New Hampshire-based full-service processor in ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, and electronics recycling. An active member of his community, Eric Tetler and his company support a number of local nonprofit and community organizations, including Inti Soccer Academy in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Dedicated to helping inner-city youth in Manchester develop and succeed, Inti Soccer Academy maintains year round soccer programs, along with an after-school academic program. The Academy serves more than 200 inner-city children between the ages of five and 17, and provides them with free activities. Due to the complete lack of fees for participants, Inti relies heavily on financial support from the community.
Several soccer clubs in New Hampshire, including Amherst Soccer Club, New Hampshire Premier Soccer Academy, and Seacoast United Soccer Club, contribute soccer equipment and provide free coaches for Inti’s summer camps and games. Meanwhile, donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals go toward funding the Academy’s various program. 100 percent of all donations benefit the children.
Inti is committed to being cost conscious and the organization’s administrative costs make up less than four percent of the total operating costs. These costs are fully funded by Inti board members, thus allowing for all donations to go towards helping the children.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.