Electronic Recyclers International has named Michael R. Watson as its Strategic Account Director.
Watson previously served as Director of Compliance for Dell Global Asset Recovery and Recycling. At Dell, Watson led the development and implementation of the company’s global recycling policies and procedures, including regulatory interpretation, service planning, vendor auditing and information systems implementation. He was also responsible for ensuring Dell’s compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations as they relate to computer recycling and reuse and managed all aspects of Dell’s environmental online presence globally.
During his 18-year Dell tenure, Watson also served in several other leadership roles, including senior manager for Global eCommerce, intra/internet Web business leader, senior IT operations manager for Global Sales, global program manager for Corporate Finance and IT senior manager for Global Finance.
“We’re excited to be able to welcome a uniquely experienced industry professional such as Mike to our team,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “Throughout his career, Mike has sustained a legacy of long term industry relationships and effective stakeholder management. We’re confident he will be able to leverage his past technology, operations, sales, and marketing background to help further enhance and build upon our outcomes as part of our leadership team.”
“It’s great to be joining a trailblazing innovator such as ERI,” said Watson. “Having worked in the electronic recycling space’s compliance arena over the years, I’ve often admired ERI’s green methodologies and commitment to doing things the right way. It’s a perfect next step for me professionally. I’m excited to be part of such an outstanding team.”