Sandy Rosen is the President and CEO of GLR Advanced Recycling and has been with the company since January 1985. Based in the Roseville location, Sandy is focused on planning and strategizing business growth and operations, goal setting and monitoring, coaching, and mentoring.
As the grandson of founder Henry Rosen, Sandy grew up at GLR, working every job in the company from the group up, and advancing to his current executive position through dedication and motivation. He has never taken his role at GLR for granted, earning a thorough business education with a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. He is still actively learning through continuing study with peer groups to enhance GLR’s growth.
“I have been honored to help create, and be part of, a team of very positive and hard-working individuals who have pride in what we do. We are continuously working to build a company that people trust and admire,” says Sandy, who is focused on coaching GLR employees to do their very best while ensuring that GLR fulfills each employee’s needs. “I am playing a role in making the lives of our teammates better.”
When it comes to interacting with customers, Sandy does this as often as possible at trade shows, through plant tours, at high-level meetings with major accounts, or when he simply takes a call from a customer to hear about their experiences with the company, good or bad. Customer satisfaction is critical to Sandy and GLR. “Our success comes entirely from helping customers solve their waste and recycling problems, from providing a place for them to take their end-of-life scrap to finding more efficient ways to collect and dispose of unwanted materials.” By listening to customers’ needs and doing his very best to meet them, Sandy and his colleagues have pushed GLR to become a leader in the recycling industry.
The very nature and mission of GLR’s business plan and Sandy’s vision is being involved in an activity that directly affects the world in a positive way. “I enjoy the pleasure of knowing that not only are we all working together to make the world a better place, we provide a service that reduces pollution and conserves resources, not just materials but also water and energy,” says Sandy.
Sandy has been honored by the Michigan Recycling Coalition as Recycler of the Year, and he has been an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. He resides in Bloomfield Hills and, when not at GLR, spends his time on DIY projects, like woodwork, drywall, plumbing, electrical work, and anything that requires the expertise of a handyman. Sandy is also an outdoor lover, fitting in opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, swim, fish, and golf.