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Guptail retires from General Kinematics

Published: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 5:00 a.m. CDT
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William ‘Gup’ Guptail.

CRYSTAL LAKE – William ‘Gup’ Guptail, a 46 year employee of General Kinematics Corp. in Crystal Lake, recently announced his retirement.

A recycling industry leader and innovator, Guptail was inducted by the Construction Demolition Recycling Association into its Hall of Fame in 2013, according to a news release.

Involved in the recycling industry since the early 1980s, his involvement in construction and demolition was an outgrowth of his work in the waste-to-energy industry, where companies were looking for opportunities to recover commodities from the waste stream. Guptail started his career as an engineer with General Kinematics. He later served as sales engineer and industry sales manager. He most recently served as the company’s director of recycling. Guptail pioneered and patented several innovations into sorting systems.

“General Kinematics cannot thank Bill enough for his many years of service to the company and the recycling industry,” according to a news release from the company.

General Kinematics makes vibratory equipment for the processing of bulk materials.

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