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.
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.