Canadian Wireless Industry Veteran Joins eRecyclingCorps As General Manager
for Canadian Operations
Patrick Button brings two decades of executive experience at leading OEMs and
Bell Canada to device trade-in leader
IRVING, Texas, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - eRecyclingCorps (eRC), the leading
provider of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in solutions, today announced
the appointment of Patrick Button as vice president and general manager for
Canada. Based out of Waterloo, Ontario, Button will lead eRC's Canadian
operations and expansion strategy, including management of the company's
existing device trade-in programs with TELUS and other leading wireless
operators and retailers throughout the country.
"eRecyclingCorps is the clear leader in this rapidly growing and important
industry, putting money back in consumers' pockets and improving operators'
bottom lines," said Button. "Having spent the vast majority of my career with
some of world's largest device manufacturers, I've seen e-waste become a
serious financial and operational threat to our industry. eRecyclingCorps'
proven, highly scalable solution provides real cost savings while radically
changing the global device ecosystem, and I look forward to extending this
solution across Canada."
Button joins eRC following two decades in the consumer electronics and
telecommunications industries at leading OEMs and wireless carriers. He most
recently served as vice president of consumer sales and distribution for
Research in Motion (RIM), where he oversaw North American channel strategies.
Under Button's leadership, RIM significantly increased sales at key retail
outlets, including Best Buy, Walmart and RadioShack. Prior to RIM, Button held
executive positions in sales and marketing at LG Mobile, Samsung Electronics
and Sony of Canada in addition to Bell Canada.
"Pat brings an impressive depth of industry knowledge to our growing team in
Canada. He understands the complexities of the mobile device supply chain
having negotiated distribution deals for leading OEMs with operators and
retailers," said David Edmondson, eRC CEO. "As an accomplished sales and
marketing executive, Pat will be instrumental in scaling our current programs
while expanding our footprint throughout the Canadian market."
About eRecyclingCorps eRecyclingCorps (eRC) is the world's leading provider
of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in solutions. Founded in 2009 to
provide a scalable model to repurpose and reuse perceptually obsolete devices,
eRC partners with global wireless carriers and retailers to provide instant,
in-store trade-in credit. eRC renews devices to stringent certification
standards and sells them to consumers in developing countries at an affordable
price thereby bridging the digital divide. eRC will complete more than seven
million wireless device trade-ins worldwide in 2012. eRC operates in ten
countries and partners with leading carriers including Sprint, Verizon and
TELUS at more than 10,000 retail locations worldwide. For more information,
please visit erecyclingcorps.com.
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