SERI is pleased to welcome Mike Watson to its Board of Directors. His experience spans virtually all aspects of the electronics refurbishment and recycling industry. Mike is a respected industry advisor with key focus on Producer Responsibility, technology, and global operations. Over the past 20 years, roles included industry advisor for producer responsibility strategies, CEO for an electronics recycler start-up, and Director of Strategic Business Development for the largest US electronics recycler.
Prior to joining the recycling industry, and for a decade, Mike served as Director of Global Compliance for Dell Asset Recovery and Recycling. In this role, Mr. Watson led the development and implementation of Dell’s global policies and procedures, including regulatory interpretation, service delivery, 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 (intra/extra-net) globally.
Mr. Watson was a lead content contributor in Dell’s drive to the Forbes Number 1 Green Company in North America in 2010 and Gartner’s ITAD Leader Magic Quadrant for 2011. Mr. Watson was recognized as the winner of the 2011 eWaste Management Summit’s ‘Electronics Excellence Executive’ award.
In his most recent role as Chief Compliance Officer for Global Resale, Mike was responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, and quality management in this rapidly expanding global electronics wholesale/resale/refurbish/recycling business. Continuing to represent the recycling/refurbishment segment in industry standards development, including R2 Technical Advisory Council and CTIA trade association's Leadership Council and their working groups focused on standards development in the mobility device space.