Sean De Vries is the R2 Director. Sean provides provide technical expertise and guidance for the application and implementation of the R2 Standard, and educates various stakeholder groups about R2 requirements. Sean also leads the R2 Development process, working closely with the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) as they review and propose changes to the R2 Standard. Sean brings considerable experience in standards development and oversight for the electronics reuse and recycling industry -- including serving on the R2 TAC prior to joining SERI.
Formerly, Sean was the Director of the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), an organization established to audit and approve reuse and recycling organizations for the industry-led end-of-life electronics recycling programs across Canada. He also led the development process for the Electronics Reuse and Refurbishing Program (ERRP) and the Recycler Qualification Program (RQP). Sean was also active in the development and implementation of the provincial electronics stewardship programs and served as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Directors for the four not-for-profit stewardship organizations.