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Mike McCracken

Mike McCracken began his career at Far West Recycling as a part-time warehouseman in the summer of 1989 to earn money for college. He was hired full-time in June of 1994 as a Broker Assistant. In 1997, he was promoted to Plant Manager at our Northeast plant. In 2005, Mike was promoted to CFO/Vice President. In 2021 Mike became the President and CEO.

Mike graduated from Sunset High School in 1987. He received his BS in General Science at the University of Oregon in 1993. He then went to night school for two years while working at Far West Recycling to obtain his BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix in 2002. Shortly thereafter, he went back to school to the University of Portland to obtain his MBA in 2004.

As President, Mike provides leadership for the company by working with the board and other executives to establish short and long-term goals, plans and strategies. Mike presides over the entire workforce, manages budgets and makes sure resources are allocated properly. Mike ensures that departments meet their individual goals and are responsible for overall accountability to shareholders and the general public.