The Board of Directors for Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC), Canadas 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 electronics.
Mr. Burger, a bilingual lawyer and graduate of the University of Ottawas 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 Canadas Competition Act.
The Chair of EPSCs 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, Travers said. 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 organizations 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 15. 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 visit www.epsc.ca or contact:
Barb MacDonald, Communications Advisor
Electronics Product Stewardship Canada