Barry Friesen, Director of Waste Management Services for Niagara Region, Ontario, is stepping down at the end of March to accept a position as Ontario Vice President with Product Care Association.
Inn a letter to colleagues, Friesen writes, “I have made many friends and colleagues during my time here but leave knowing that I will see many of you as I work to deliver ‘Product Stewardship Solutions’ throughout Ontario and elsewhere. In the near future, my work will focus on Ontario’s launch of the Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste program.”
In his time with Niagara Region, Friesen moved the Region away from its previous focus on disposal and possible waste-to-energy solutions and instead focused on increased waste diversion, including new facilities for organics and glass processing. Friesen’s last day at the Region will be March 25, 2008. His new email will be firstname.lastname@example.org. A temporary voicemail is available at 1-877-592-2972 x201.