Speaker Bio


Jim Wiseman

Jim Wiseman

Executive Vice President, Smart Recycling Management

Jim began his career in the scrap business in 1978 when he joined a family-owned scrap recycling company in Louisville, KY. Building on that experience Jim has held successive roles of growing responsibility, including executive level positions and ownership, with both private and public companies operating in the scrap recycling sector.

His vast knowledge of the industry includes buying and selling ferrous and nonferrous metals; plant operations ranging from retail buying to auto shredders and barge loading; greenfield start-ups and more. He’s also managed and achieved facility ISO Certification, training, and audits.

Throughout his career Jim has been an active member of the of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). He has worked on metals theft legislation at local and state levels, served as a chapter president and board member at the regional level, and as a national board member, ferrous division chair and current director, SREA sub committee chair, and has been a member of several national committees.