Vice President Business Development
Dawn New-Echlin joined the Great Lakes Recycling family in April 2017 as the vice president of business development. She can be found working throughout the Detroit metro area, managing the development and marketing strategy of GLR’s new business relationships at both corporate and national levels.
In her role at GLR, Dawn works in contract negotiations, sales management, training, communications, public relations, marketing, strategy, and mill and processor and brokerage relations. “Each day the challenges of new materials entering the recycled commodity stream is exciting. No two days are ever the same. Problem solving, collaboration, creativity with our processing partners and our client base make it fun to show up to work,” says Dawn. “The satisfaction you get from being able to resolve a problem for a client or partner is incredibly rewarding.”
Dawn has worked in the environmental industry since 1990, nearly the entirety of her career, building her skill set and lending her expertise to material recovery facilities, waste haulers, landfill operators, industrial service providers, hazardous and liquid waste disposal facilities, total waste and resource management contracts, industrial construction services, and front end environmental management and engineering services.
Along with her team of commodity traders,she takes pride in being part of the exceptional GLR family. “It is the depth and breadth of experience and each individual’s knowledge and experience that sets our company apart. The people here operate integrally, complementing each other’s strengths and rising up to compensate for weaknesses,” says Dawn.
“GLR’s longevity and history of success at managing a variety of recycled commodities for over 90 years is a strength not replicated by many other firms. It speaks worlds to the people who are in this building day in and day out and the creativity generated when people collaborate for the good of the whole.”
Dawn has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and has received the 7 Gems Award from the Michigan Minority Business Development Council. She currently resides in Huntington Woods where she enjoys practicing yoga, gardening, biking, hiking, and volunteering at Alternatives for Girls.