OTTAWA, Nov. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Directors for Electronics
Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC), Canada's voice for environmental issues in
the information technology and consumer electronics sectors, has appointed
Dalton Burger as its new President and CEO. EPSC represents more than twenty
leading Canadian electronics manufacturers that are working to design, promote
and implement sustainable solutions for the recycling of end-of-life
Mr. Burger, a bilingual lawyer and graduate of the University of Ottawa's
Faculty of Law, brings a diversity of private and public sector achievements
to his new role. Prior to his appointment, he was corporate counsel and
responsible for government relations involving areas of common interest
between Honda, BMW, Suzuki and other international conglomerates at the
international, federal and provincial levels. Within the Government of Canada,
he has worked within the Department of Justice as well as the Competition
Bureau where he negotiated and drafted an international treaty and worked on
amendments to Canada's Competition Act.
The Chair of EPSC's Board of Directors, Garry Travers of IBM Canada, is
looking forward to working with the new President. "Dalton brings proven
experience effectively building relationships within industry and government.
He also has tremendous leadership skills, and the ability to achieve results
through consultation and consensus building. As we continue to work with a
broad range of stakeholders to develop electronics recycling programs that
meet the individual needs of the provinces, and yet have common elements that
make the programs effective nationally, his leadership will be crucial to
achieving our goal." Mr. Burger will be based in Toronto, and will work
closely with EPSC Vice President, Jay Illingworth, who is based in the
organization's Ottawa office.
"I am excited to join the EPSC team", said Mr. Burger. "Product
stewardship has become a critical issue in Canada, and we will continue to
demonstrate our responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of our
products. I look forward to representing our manufacturers as they take a
leadership role in this sector for the benefit of our future generations."
He began his new role as President and CEO of EPSC on November 15th. The
role has been vacant since David Betts left in June of 2007.
Mr. Burger is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the
Canadian Bar Association. He makes his home in Stouffville, Ontario with his
wife and three children.
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) is a not-for-profit,
industry-led organization created through the joint efforts of the Information
Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Electro-Federation Canada (EFC).
Its membership is comprised of more than twenty leading Canadian electronics
manufacturers that are working to design, promote and implement sustainable
solutions for the recycling of end-of-life electronics. EPSC members have
taken an environmental leadership role by working with stakeholders to create
effective industry-led environmental stewardship programs across Canada, by
investing in design for environment improvements to their products and
processes, and by establishing an innovative vendor qualification program for
the responsible recycling of end-of-life electronics. Governed by a Board of
Directors, its current members include: Agilent Technologies; Apple Canada
Inc., Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd., Canon Canada Inc.,
CIARATECH, Dell Canada, Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., Hitachi Canada Ltd., IBM
Canada Ltd., Lenovo Canada, Lexmark Canada Inc., LG Electronics Canada,
Logitech, Microsoft Canada Co., MDG Computers Canada Inc., Northern Micro
Inc., Panasonic Canada Inc., Philips Electronics, Prosys-Tec, Samsung
Electronics Canada Inc., Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd., Sony of Canada
Ltd., Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., and Toshiba of Canada Ltd.
For further information:
For further information: Barb MacDonald, Communications Advisor,
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada Office, (613) 521-7314, Cell: (613)
858-7314, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.epsc.ca