SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), Washington, has hired Mike Easterbrook as its R2 director, effective Oct. 17. In this position, Easterbrook will manage SERI’s R2 program, including helping the organization to complete the transition to its latest R2 Standard, R2v3. He also will help the organization to add solar panels to the standard as well as global adoption and growth of the R2 Standard for electronics reuse and recycling.
Prior to this appointment, Easterbrook spent nine years at Pasadena, California-based GlenView Group Inc. as director of EH&S programs and a senior certifications consultant. According to SERI, Easterbrook has more than 15 years of experience in various roles within the electronics reuse and recycling industry, including regulatory compliance officer, certifications consultant, internal auditor, compliance auditor and lead auditor for certification bodies.
Easterbrook also has had experience with standards development through his work as a technical member to the development of UL 110 Standard for mobile phones and has been a member of the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) since January 2021, where he also served as a member of the Consensus Body. Easterbrook earned his juris doctorate from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California, and previously had his own practice as an attorney defending stormwater citizen action suits under the Clean Water Act.
“We’re very happy to have Mike join us on our mission in pursuit of electronics sustainability, doing our part to achieve a true global circular economy,” says Corey Dehmey, executive director of SERI. “His passion for sustainability, experience implementing and auditing the R2 Standard and participation on R2 TAC gives Mike a very solid foundation for the R2 director position.”