Philosophy - What We Stand For

Our Creed

Leon Lotzkar started this company in 1912 based on a simple philosophy: be honest, be fair, work hard, and treat your customers well. Stick to that belief and business will look after itself.

We have continued to adhere to this philosophy over the past century and look forward to maintaining it well into the next century. Some things must never change. This is our commitment to you.


Pacific Metals Recycling International has been in the Lotzkar family for four generations since its inception. Founded in 1912 by the late, Leon Lotzkar. Pacific Metals has since changed hands twice from father to son.


Originally a scap metal recycling company in the business of buying and selling scrap, Pacific Metals has diversified to incorporate all types of recyclables. In doing so it has extended its services internationally.


The Original Vision

Leon Lotzkar started Pacific Metals with a vision, knowing the value and potential of scrap metals. When Leon retired, his son, Joe, successfully managed Pacific Metals and became a well-respected spokesperson for recycling, habitat and wildlife conservation. Today Mark and other members of the family have carried on the tradition and work in similar recycling and environmental fields.

Today's Vision

Mark Lotzkar is the third generation President and General Manager of Pacific Metals Recycling International. Continuing his family legacy, he is sensitive to the needs of both customers and suppliers, and supportive of environmental issues. Educated and experienced in business management, Mark is the Director of NASCOOP, the trade association buying co-operative of the Institution of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). As well, Mark is a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE).

The Legacy Continues

A fourth generation of Lotzkars is now nearly ready to receive the Pacific Metals torch, and carry on a proud family tradition.

Meet Our Team

Mark Lotzkar

President & General Manager

Enrique Serpa

Yard Operations Manager

Antonio Chow

Manager of International Trade

Jacqueline Lotzkar

Trading Manager

Brad Lotzkar

Yard Operations Manager

Sharon Brock