As the president of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a precious-metals and non-ferrous-metals recycling company, Eric Tetler leads efforts to support the environment. In addition, both Windfield Alloy and Eric Tetler support the Atkinson, New Hampshire, community where they are located, including the SZ United Premier Soccer Club of New Hampshire. Taking part in a wide range of supportive roles, they provide everything from shirts to assistance with tournaments and fundraisers.
Established in 2013, the SZ United Premier Soccer Club aims to provide advanced youth players with opportunities to play competitively at the highest level permitted by the United States Youth Soccer Association. Players are able to compete within their age groups at league, state, regional, and national championships. Younger players’ skills are developed as they get transitioned into competitive travel programs.
The club practices at outdoor facilities at Pinkerton Academy and indoor facilities at Derry SportsZone, and their home fields are at Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson.
A graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, Eric Tetler serves as the president of Windfield Alloy, Inc., a firm that specializes in recycling ferrous and non-ferrous metals and electronics, as well as refining precious metals. He began working at Windfield in 1994 and has since grown the company from 6 employees to more than 50. During his tenure as the firm’s president, Eric Tetler has expanded it from a small, regional precious-metals refiner to a large operation handling refining and recycling on a worldwide basis.
One of the keys to Windfield’s growth was the modification of its business model. When it began in 1978, the firm’s focus was on recovering precious metals from electronics components and manufacturing scrap and refining them. Its first expansion was into the field of electronics recycling, when it began handling such items as computers, printers, and other electronic gear.
Windfield’s next step was into the field of non-ferrous recycling, recovering copper, aluminum, and other metals that have no iron. The company processed these metals and sold them directly to consumers.
The final piece in the puzzle was ferrous metal recycling: the recovery and recycling of iron and other metals, like steel, that contain iron. When the ferrous recycling operation was in place, Windfield had transformed itself from a precious metals refinery to a single-source recycling enterprise with a precious metals refining operation.
Windfield also expanded geographically and now maintains facilities in North and Central America, as well as China, serving clients throughout the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. A more comprehensive review of the company’s operations and solutions is available on its website at www.windfieldalloy.com.
As the president of Windfield Alloy, Eric Tetler oversees the company’s recycling operations in Atkinson, New Hampshire, and Lawrence, Massachusetts. An avid soccer fan and player, Eric Tetler recently donated New England Revolution season tickets to the Inti Soccer Academy.
Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Inti Soccer Academy offers year-round soccer and after-school learning programs for children ages 5-17 living in the inner city. Many of the participants have recently moved to the United States, so the organization provides English-language learner classes, among other academic subjects, to help children transition into the new culture.
In addition to classroom learning, students have the opportunity to play soccer and futsal, an indoor variation of soccer, through a variety of camps and leagues. The Inti Soccer Academy features more than 200 young athletes and has received significant contributions from the US Soccer Foundation. For more information on Inti Soccer Academy, please visit www.intiacademy.org.
Launching Windfield Alloy in 1994 as a six-person operation, Eric Tetler has since expanded the New Hampshire company’s staff to 55 employees. Apart from his responsibilities at Windfield Alloy, Eric Tetler stays in shape by cycling.
Individuals who are getting into cycling as a form of exercise should consider purchasing a fixed gear bicycle. Fixed gear bikes, or fixies, feature drive trains that lack a freewheel mechanism. Essentially, a cyclist cannot pedal backward or coast on a fixed gear bicycle. In fact, the lack of a freewheeling mechanism pushes the pedals forward even against opposing forces, resulting in an especially thorough cardiovascular workout.
When traveling downhill on a fixed gear bike, riders must pace their decline to avoid excessive speeds; traveling uphill taxes the quads even harder. Fixed gear bikes can even improve flat ground workouts, as the easily repeated revolutions allow riders to optimize their forward motion.
Before making a purchase, individuals should speak with someone at their local bike shop to decide whether a fixed gear is the best choice for them.
The president of Windfield Alloy, Eric Tetler joined the company in 1994 and subsequently headed expansion efforts of its recycling services for materials ranging from electronics to ferrous and nonferrous metals. In his leisure time, Eric Tetler enjoys coaching and playing soccer. He also supports organizations such as the INTI Soccer Academy.
In addition to providing inner-city children with opportunities to develop physically and mentally through playing the game of soccer, the INTI Soccer Academy of New Hampshire offers an after-school program to assist children from refugee and immigrant families in learning English. The program takes place at the Saint Anne's Center in Manchester from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A standard day for the INTI Soccer Academy's after-school program begins with pick-up basketball in the gym. Following this, children eat a snack and hear important announcements before dividing into groups to take turns participating in three different stations headed by certified teachers and other professional educators. The first station involves a variety of reading and writing projects. The second station includes opportunities for art, music, or nature projects. The third station consists of games such as soccer, either outdoors or in the gym, depending upon weather.
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.