Meet The Team
Pasco Iron & Metal is a full service recycling firm that services Central and West Central Florida. We are a proud and active member of ISRI, The institute of the Scrap Recycling Industry and Florida Recycling Association.
Core Values: Pasco Iron and Metal promotes principles and core values that improve productivity and culture within the workplace and also foster long lasting, mutually beneficial, and honest business relationships. These values include:
- Efficiency and Teamwork—The key to our success and, in turn, that of our customers
- Superior Service—Delivered through innovation and security
- Responsible Stewardship of the Earth—Through our unique position in our customers’ supply chain
- Creativity and Innovation—To align our services with our customers’ challenges and sustainability goals
- Trust, Respect, Reliability and Accountability– The basis for our strong customer and employee relationships
Our Commitment to Sustainability: Our commitment to sustainability focuses on nature, economics, well-being, and good corporate citizenship. As a recycler, we play an important role in the supply chain of our customers, and by design, are responsible stewards of the Earth. This is reflected in our approach towards our employees, our community and our customers’ sustainability goals.
Matthew Goldman, founder of Pasco Iron & Metal, began working in the metal recycling industry at his family’s business after graduating from the University of South Florida in 1995 with a degree in economics and business management. He founded Pasco Iron & Metal on the principles of trust and respect for his customers, employees and the natural environment. Matthew is one of the few metal and waste recyclers with on-site ownership, allowing great flexibility in creating innovative solutions for customers’ unique challenges. Matthew and his management team have over 80 years of experience in metal and waste recycling.
James (Jimbo) Jennings, is a Florida native born and raised in Tampa. In 1994 he took a position at a large local scrap metal recycling facility where he learned both the ferrous and non-ferrous sides of the industry. During this period of time Jimbo developed a passion for the recycling industry and devoted himself to learn everything he could about the business. In 2010 Jimbo joined the Pasco Iron & Metal (PIM) family acting as Facility Manager and Operations Manager. He oversees all of the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous material, the rail transportation facility, equipment maintenance department and schedule, transportation scheduling and business development where he also has extensive knowledge. Jimbo is an avid outdoorsman and loves coaching special needs children in his spare time.
Karen Treadway, began working in the metal recycling industry when she joined the Pasco Iron & Metal family in 2010. As the business has grown, Karen’s responsibilities have also grown, ranging from Office Manager to Purchasing Manager and Executive Assistant to Mr. Goldman. Hailing from Texas and being married for the past thirty years to an Air Force veteran, Karen has had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the world, experiencing the rich customs and diversity each culture had to offer. Moving so often, and meeting so many different types of people, has given her the ability to deal with change easily, which in the ever-changing world that is scrap metal, has proven to be invaluable. Karen is bilingual and is deeply involved in many local charities.
Dan Meunier, joined Pasco Iron & Metal in 2011. He has over 25 years’ experience in the scrap metal industry in the Tampa Bay Market. He has worked for the Goldman family for most of that time. Dan is extremely knowledgeable in commercial scrap metal recycling and has designed numerous recycling systems for customers vastly increasing their productivity. Dan is also an expert in Sustainability and designing comprehensive recycling programs. Dan’s versatility and wealth of knowledge and experience is proving priceless to Pasco Iron & Metal.
William (Widdy) Davis, is new to the Pasco Iron & Metal team – joining in 2018. His background is in Air Conditioning / Mechanical Engineering. Widdy has over 30 years’ experience handling industrial equipment from manufacturing, installation and removal. We want to welcome him to the PIM family.
Auditor / Special Projects
Dawn Brown, is one of our newest employees, having joined Pasco Iron and Metal in 2017. She was born and raised in Georgia but has lived in the Tampa area for the past 13 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and she served our country and is a US Navy veteran. Her knowledge is very versatile due to her background in banking and residential property management. Dawn performs audit control for both Green Tree Recycling and Pasco Iron and Metal.
Alisa Carrier, is a vital part of our everyday operations. Having joined us in 2012, she is the person that most of our retail customers see on a daily basis. Alisa is also a Florida native, born and raised in the Tampa area. She has 17 years of banking experience before working with us. She is also our Remittance Coordinator for both companies – Pasco Iron & Metal and Green Tree Recycling.
PIM South Warehouse Manager
Jake Blizin, started part time with Pasco Iron & Metal in late 2016 and became the full time Warehouse Manager in 2017. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School and has attended University of Tampa and University of South Florida. He has family ties to the Goldman’s for over 20 years. Jake specializes in inventory management, shipping and receiving. He oversees the daily operations at the PIM South facility.
Buyer / Trader
Matt Venuto has an extensive background of the metal recycling business spanning over 6 years. In 2013, Matt began his career in the industry as a buyer for a large North American recycling business, located in Greenville, S.C. As one of the few buyers located in the company’s Southeast division, Matt gained a vast knowledge of the metal trading business over a short period of time. He later became an account manager for all business in the southeast where he managed key customer accounts and brought on new business. Matt joined Pasco Iron & Metal in 2019 as a Metal Trader. Here, he has combined his knowledge of metal and recycling by focusing on growing PIM’s ferrous sales and industrial purchasing.
Matt was raised in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and graduated from Clemson University, with a Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism with a minor in Business Management. In his spare time, Matt enjoys golfing and fishing. He has thoroughly enjoyed living in Tampa and being back on the water again.