Manager, Market Intelligence & Business Research
Umicore Precious Metals Refining
Colton Bangs joined Umicore in 2011. As Manager of Market Intelligence and Business Research for Umicore Precious Metals Refining, he is responsible for market research and development, and bringing Umicore’s ideas and expertise on closed loop material cycles and recycling forward in interactions with stakeholders, such as universities and research institutes, industry associations, policymakers, governmental working groups and other actors in the supply chains.
Colton has a M.Sc. in Industrial Ecology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, specializing in Environmental Systems Analysis with a thesis on the global aluminium cycle. He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Swarthmore College in the United States where he graduated with high honors.
Perrine Chancerel, PhD
Researcher, Department of Environment and Reliability Engineering
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Perrine Chancerel has held her present position since January 2010, where she leads research projects related to WEEE management and resource efficiency of electronic systems. Her research focuses on the use of resources in electronic products, as well as on the assessment of recycling technologies to recover resource flows in complex systems. She studied Energy and Environmental Technology at the French engineering school, INSA de Lyon. From 2006 to 2009, she worked at the Department of Environmental Technology of TU Berlin, where she conducted research projects on solid waste management and resource conservation. She completed her Ph.D. thesis in 2010 on flows of precious metals associated with the recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. She speaks fluent French, German, English and Spanish.
Global Director Asset Recovery
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Ian Lovel has served as Teleplan International’s Global Director of Asset Recovery since 2014. He heads the organization’s activities into the value recovery sectors of Teleplan’s core business of lifecycle care for electronics. In this role, he is responsible for providing the company’s client base with sustainable, cost-effective solutions, with specific emphasis on the storage industry. Ian joined Teleplan, a leading after-market service (AMS) provider, in 2008 as General Manager, UK Operations. He is also a representative on the Teleplan Circular Economy Task Force and a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on Circular Economy.
Senior Adviser, E-Recyclability
Green Electronics Council (GEC)
Portland, Oregon USA
Wayne Rifer is an expert in solid waste management, zero waste, and product stewardship. He managed an EPA-funded multi-stakeholder process in 2002 to find solutions to emerging environmental and recycling challenges of high-technology products. That process resulted in the creation of the GEC’s Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) program and the Green Electronics Council itself. He also helped draft the standards upon which EPEAT is currently based and developed its initial conformity assessment program. Wayne now leads research in electronics recycling and has participated in e-waste recycling efforts, including the national negotiation to develop a national solution (NEPSI) and the drafting of the Oregon e-waste bill. He is currently a Board member of the National Center of Electronics Recycling.
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