Fred Prins, has been in the industry since 1964. He invented Recycle Strip when he saw consumer confusion arise over what is and isn’t recyclable. Always a visionary;
His companies became leaders in processing recovered paper for municipalities, media giants and major corrugated box and folding carton manufacturers.
- When the post-consumer recycling era began, Prins founded the largest publicly traded recycling business in the country.
- He was named NJ Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst &Young and Merrill Lynch.
- He founded Fiber Corporation of America which provided waste audits for major newspapers with the goal of increasing their recycling. The firm was acquired by Cellmark Corporation, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate in the recycling and supply chain markets.
- He served as guest lecturer for 11 years on entrepreneurship at Stern (NYU Graduate School), Fordham Graduate Business Program, Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute.