ATLANTA, October 26, 2009 – Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America, today announced the appointment of Andrew Sirjord as chairman of the board of directors, tasked to guide the company through strategies designed to spur growth and development. Sirjord has been a board director with the organization since 2006, and was appointed chairman due to his distinct knowledge of environment and energy related products, as well as his strong background in legal affairs.
“Call2Recycle is poised to expand our battery recycling capabilities to a greater level than we’ve experienced before, so we welcome Andy’s commitment to guide us through fresh strategies as chairman of the board,” said Carl Smith, president and CEO of RBRC, which operates Call2Recycle. “Andy understands our long-term goals and gives us a well-rounded perspective of the market and the industry. I’m looking forward to a successful and productive future under his leadership.”
Sirjord is currently vice president of operations for SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation, a division of Sanyo North America, which is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. SANYO is a multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications. In his role as vice president of operations for SANYO Energy, Sirjord is responsible for legal, IT, business information systems, and human resources, as well as industry efforts specific to rechargeable batteries in the USA.
Call2Recycle® is the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America. Since 1994, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 50 million pounds of rechargeable batteries from local landfills and established a network of 30,000 recycling drop-off locations. Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones. Call2Recycle is operated by the non-profit Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). Learn more at call2recycle.org or 877.2.RECYCLE.
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for energy, environment and lifestyle applications based on its brand vision ‘Think GAIA.’ SANYO Energy (U.S.A.) Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and handles sales and services for SANYO’s North American photovoltaic systems and rechargeable batteries. For further information, please visit SANYO’s web site at http://us.sanyo.com.