Alpha Metals Recycling was founded in 2004 by Edie Comminos , is the third-generation of her family, in the scrap metal industry. She is driven with a passion for the scrap metal business and a mission to set new standards in service, Edie has grown Alpha Metals to one of the top providers of metal recycling solutions in Chicago.
Today, Alpha Metals specializes in industrial services that maximize commodity values for scrap metal produced as a by-product of the manufacturing industry. Alpha Metals is firmly committed to providing value to our customers through premium service with personal relationships, a hands-on approach, and providing fair and competitive pricing.
On May 1, 2018, Edie was named Woman Business Owner of the Year by National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter, an organization that recognizes an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem solving, overcomes adversity and gives back to her community.
With Edie at the helm, Alpha Metals Recycling is helping to redefine the metal scrap industry, with trust, knowledge and integrity.
Steve Rosenberg brings over 40 years experience in inventory management, logistics and greater operational efficiencies to Alpha Metal Recycling, as well as a seasoned scrap business perspective.
Prior to joining Alpha Metal Recycling in 2018, Rosenberg was Vice President and General Operations Manager at Scher Scrap Metal Company. At Scher, Rosenberg began from the ground level, learning all facets of the scrap business, eventually assuming the role of Vice President and General Operations Manager, with complete control and responsibility over every aspect of Scher.
Rosenberg prides himself on the longstanding relationships he has built over time with customers. As Vice President of Operations at Alpha Metal Recycling, he looks forward to further developing those relationships and building an even wider base of satisfied customers.
Renee Zastro joined Alpha Metal Recycling in 2017 as Director of Operations. In 2018, Zastro was promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In her expanded new role, Zastro oversees daily operations and spearheads the development of growth strategies. As part of her responsibilities, Zastro manages the buying and selling of scrap metals and establishing the pricing levels for various metal categories.
Zastro’s new position builds on her longtime industry experience. Before joining Alpha Metal Recycling, Zastro worked 13 years for Schiabo Larovo, the Stainless Steel and Alloy Division of SIMS Metal Management. The closing of that division led her to the Alpha Metal Recycling opportunity.
Zastro is a member of the Homer Glen Junior Women’s Club and attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. A Chicago native, Zastro lives with her husband Tony and son Dominic in Homer Glen, Illinois.