Battery Recycling Group Charges Up Recycling Team With Recent Appointments

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Names Recycling Director and Three Recycling Coordinators

ATLANTA, July 5, 2000 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization that operates a recycling program for Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries, today announced a new recycling team that will promote RBRC’s Ni-Cd battery-recycling program, Charge Up to Recycle!, to communities, businesses and retail partners across the U.S. and Canada.

John Patterson joins RBRC as Director of Recycling Operations, a position that will oversee the management of RBRC’s battery-recycling efforts in North America. Mr. Patterson was previously self-employed as a Metals Recycling Specialist for clients such as PPG Industries, Ovonic Battery Corporation, Environmental Enterprises Inc., Bethlehem Apparatus, and Heritage Environmental Inc. Mr. Patterson has 13 years experience in sales management and marketing to the electroplating, aerospace, battery, and specialty steel industries. Mr. Patterson holds a B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Cheryl Lofrano-Zaske will serve as RBRC recycling coordinator for the central U.S., coming to RBRC from the Problem Materials Unit of Hennepin County, Minnesota, where she was a Principal Planning Analyst. In that role, she supervised and coordinated the problem materials program including batteries, consumer electronics, fluorescent lamps, major appliances, and household hazardous waste such as mercury items. Ms. Lofrano-Zaske has 10 years experience in the recycling of rechargeable batteries. Ms. Lofrano-Zaske holds a M.B.A. degree and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Sean Burchill joins RBRC as recycling coordinator for the western U.S., bringing with him an extensive background in environmental policy and waste management. He coordinated the collection of rechargeable batteries throughout the United Kingdom for Rebat, a battery recycling organization in London and he was at BFI Waste Systems as Regional Sales Manager for three years. He is also a member of the European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) Waste Management Committee. Mr. Burchill holds a honors degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of London.

Marla K. Prince, recycling coordinator for the eastern U.S., is new to battery recycling, though she has been in the recycling industry for more than 10 years. Before joining RBRC, she spent five years with Waste Management, Inc., in Atlanta, and four years as Executive Director for two Keep America Beautiful affiliates in Georgia and Tennessee. Ms. Prince has spoken on environmental panels and served on recycling boards and committees throughout the Southeast. She holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Tennessee.

“We are proud to welcome John, Cheryl, Sean, and Marla to the RBRC team and look forward to their contributions,” said C. Norman England, president and CEO, RBRC. “Their experience and enthusiasm will no doubt strengthen the promotion of rechargeable battery recycling.”

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