Bill Peterson is the General Manager in Poway, California where he has overall responsibility for sales, operations, and business functions. His executive activities include the planning, organizing, coordinating, and decision making needed to position the company with strategic market solutions and to attain desirable cost and profit elements.
While in management for over 20 years, prior to joining the e-waste management industry he worked in manufacturing. He entered manufacturing after graduating California Polytechnic University with a B.S. degree with Honors. His career in manufacturing was defined by a drive toward efficiency, agility, quality, and cost control. Managing engineering and production functions such as product design/development, process improvement, quality, and enterprise management, he made his mark with several regional and national manufacturers.
Before joining Transpere, Peterson was General Manager for another national electronics recycling and asset management firm. Since entering the e-waste management industry the operations under his management have supported state legislated e-waste recycling programs in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Hawaii. He has successfully applied his management experience to electronic waste collection, logistics, environmental compliance, de-manufacturing, resource recovery, universal waste handling, and hazardous waste disposal. His executive skills continue to provide critical leadership on P&L oversight and management
Rick has been a visionary in ITAD (Information Technology Asset Disposition) for almost 20 years and a leader the industry with the concept of a scalable and portable onsite electronic data eradication service. Rick partnered with a top tier OEM to deliver the onsite (customer site) hard drive erasing service to the Fortune 1000 across all industry sectors for the last 8 years. The onsite data eradication services ranged from a single hard drive in a remote location to data centers with thousands of drives in need of data clearing. Rick co-founded Techway Services in 2004 with the idea that protecting client data and an end to end solution for retired IT assets would be the future of IT Asset Management. Additionally, Rick custom designed recycling projects for national retail chains with hundreds of locations in need of reverse logistics and a centralized solution. He has also crafted solutions for manufacturing, telecom, government and education sectors.
Rick created a joint venture partnership, GEEP Texas, to bring an electronic end of life solution to the USA. The joint venture facility featured electronic recycling machinery that shredded and separated the metals from all types of IT equipment that no longer had an opportunity for reuse. He was also responsible for the successful completion of ISO 9001, ISO 18001, ISO 14001 and R2 standards in those organizations.
Rick has traveled extensively in Hong Kong, China and South America to understand international trade and business cultures. Rick has been involved with import and export business for years. Through his experiences, Rick has gained valuable business knowledge in foreign trade. Through his consulting services, Rick is able to share a wealth of knowledge with his clients in need of any type of ITAD service as well as import/export expertise.