Crushing the Competition: Sepand Samzadeh, co-chief executive of Valley Recycling, with aluminum cans at company’s Chatsworth facility.

Crushing the Competition: Sepand Samzadeh, co-chief executive of Valley Recycling, with aluminum cans at company’s Chatsworth facility.

Sepand Samzadeh took a rather unconventional route to where he is today as co-chief executive of Chatsworth’s Valley Recycling, which ranks No. 10 on the Business Journal’s list of Fastest Growing Private Companies with 131 percent revenue growth over the last two years. He was born in Iran, where his father ran a successful plastics business that had ties to the Shah...

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