Mr. Smith heads Call2Recycle, North America’s most successful consumer battery recycling program. As CEO / President, he oversees the organization’s strategy, its education efforts, and its stakeholder relationships. He is known for his deep understanding of product stewardship and its impact on markets. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in strategic marketing, general management, and environmental leadership. He has held senior positions in marketing with Fortune 500 companies, headed environmental organizations, and with major health care companies. Along with advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in public policy, he also has considerable experience in Washington D.C. including on Capitol Hill.
A combination of regulatory prowess, integrated sustainability goals and attention to operational details are key for businesses, cities and other organizations wading into take-back recycling programs.
Collective concern from businesses, municipalities, environmentalists and manufacturers over the hazards of e-waste has led to a search for ways to reduce its environmental impact. Product stewardship is emerging as a viable and cost-efficient strategy for doing so.