Legend Smelting & Recycling, Inc. was founded by Randy Hess and Mark Sasko in Newark Ohio.  They have built a highly successful recycling business from the ground up over the past 30 years.  Since its inception, the company has expanded to multiple locations in three states.

Below are some of our key staff members, who have also contributed to the success of Legend Smelting & Recycling.

 

  Co-founder of Legend Smelting and Recycling, Randy Hess

 

Randy Hess – Hebron Ohio
Randy Hess is a co-founder of Legend Smelting & Recycling.  Randy has been a key figure in the success of his recycling business with his unique ability in understanding the market.

 

       
  Co-founder of Legend Smelting and Recycling, Mark Sasko  

Mark Sasko – Spring Valley California
Mark Sasko is a co-founder of Legend Smelting & Recycling.  He has always been a hands-on leader and his energy and motivation keep this a thriving and expanding business.


       
  Estela Amio – Spring Valley California of Legend Smelting and Recycling   Estela Amio – Spring Valley California
Legend Smelting is truly fortunate to have Estela as our Office Manager at our Spring Valley location. Estela has been with the company for an amazing nine years. She handles all of the books for our California offices and is kept constantly busy with the various tasks associated with buying and selling recycled materials. With her never-ending flow of work, she always manages to be gracious and keep a smile on her face. Her cheery voice is the first one you hear when you call the Spring Valley office.
       
       
  Paul Leary – Spring Valley California of Legend Smelting and Recycling  

Paul Leary – Spring Valley California
Paul is the Operations Manager for all corporate facilities.  He is a graduate of Western State University Law School and joined Legend Smelting & Recycling in Sept. of 2006.

 

 

       
  Cesar Ramirez – Santa Fe Springs California of Legend Smelting and Recycling  

Cesar Ramirez – Santa Fe Springs California
Cesar is manager of the Santa Fe Springs location. He has been with our company for 9 years.  He previously worked as an auto mechanic. His duties have been extensive requiring him to be flexible and ever ready to constant changes and challenges to meet demands of our customers.

       
  Mark Diaz – Stockton California of Legend Smelting and Recycling   Mark Diaz – Stockton California
Mark was born and Raised in Southern California.  He worked for the City of Long Beach Gas Department for 20 years and then worked for a machine shop before joining the Legend Smelting & Recycling Team in 2002. 
Mark is currently the manager of our Northern California facility and plans on staying there until retirement.
       
  Danielle Greenwood – Edinburgh Indiana of Legend Smelting and Recycling  

Danielle Greenwood – Edinburgh Indiana
Danielle is the Office Manager at our Indiana Facility.  She is the liaison to our customers, vendors and our corporate facility. Danielle adheres to quality control, deadlines and all customer inquiries. With her attention to detail and no worry attitude she commits to 100% customer satisfaction.

 

       
  Dave McFarland – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio of Legend Smelting and Recycling   Dave McFarland – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio
Dave McFarland is Operations Manager at Legend Smelting & Recycling Inc. He joined the company in 2003. Prior to joining the company, he held corporate positions of increasing responsibility at automotive companies, such as Valley Industries, Cascade Die-Casting/Great Lakes, and Polynorm Automotives.  He is responsible for leading Legend Smelting & Recycling Inc. corporate development and strategy group thru out the US. In this position, he is responsible for managing all aspects of the company's business, on issues concerning market condition, pricing, sales and identification; he also provides strategic focus in employee leadership and development initiatives. He has established policies, procedures and practices thru out Legend Smelting & Recycling Inc. Dave has more than 23 years of business experience working at Rockwell Truck Axle Division where he held various management positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Scheduling, Materials, and manufacturing, the vast majority which were directly in support of Rockwell's US manufacturing operations.
       
       
  Anna Gallagher – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio of Legend Smelting and Recycling  

Anna Gallagher – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio
Anna is our employee that has the most years invested in Legend Smelting, over 25!  Anna handles the books at our corporate office and helps to insure that our customers get paid on a timely basis.


       
  Sandy Dilts – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio of Legend Smelting and Recycling   Sandy Dilts – Corporate Office Hebron Ohio
Sandy is fairly new to the recycling industry, but has more then 20 years business experience.  She joined Legend Smelting in Feb. 2009.  Her job duties include greeting corporate office guests, she is the friendly voice that answers our corporate office phone calls, and is our accounts payable department.