Arnie Gachman

Arnie Gachman

Arnold G. Gachman, owner of Gamtex Industries, a 106-year-old family business, has  over 57 years in the metalworking industry. He attended public school in Ft. Worth and graduated from R. L. Paschal High. He received his BBA degree in Financial Management from T. C. U.

He is Past National President of ISRI, the trade association for recycling of ferrous & non-ferrous metals, glass, paper & plastic. Past Chair NASCOOP, Past Chair Ft. Worth Human Relations Commission, Past Chair of Board of Governors of Ft Worth Club, Founding Board member of the Texas Cast Metals Association, and Vice President of The Recycling Council of Texas. He received the ISRI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arnold was Chair of Trustees of Baylor Scott and White All Saints Hospital Board, Board member of Presbyterian Night Shelter, and TCU National Development Committee. He is Past Chair of University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation and member of the UNTHSC Advisory Board. He received the Person of Vision Award from UNTHSC in 2012. Harriette and Arnold were honored with the All Saints Foundation Moncrief Heritage Award in 2013. Harriette and Arnie were recognized with the Rosenthal Spirit of Jewish Federation Award in 2018.

Arnold has served as Chair of the City of Fort Worth 20 Year Solid Waste Plan 1996-1998, The NTCOG Solid Waste Plan as Vice Chair 1998 and  as Vice Chair of Small Business Advisory for North Texas Region to TNRCC/TCEQ from 1998-2006. He was a founding member of the Recycling Council of Texas in 1992.

He is married to Harriette Gachman, has two children and four grand children. They reside at 1229 Shady Oaks Lane. They are members of Congregation Ahavath Sholom and Beth El Congregation, Jewel Charity Ball, Exchange Club, Shady Oaks CC and Ft Worth Club.


The Century Club Presents Back to the Future

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Be informed, entertained and learn, as ISRI’s Century Club presents a unique workshop program entitled: Back to the Future Icons of the industry and the association will make you laugh, and think about the future of the industry and the role the association has played during their long careers in leadership roles. Be entertained in […]

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