Call2Recycle Canada boosts board

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., a consumer battery collection and recycling organization, has added three new members to its national Board of Directors.

Marcus Boolish, Annalise Czerny and Julie Dickson Olmstead add to the board’s industry expertise with knowledge in transportation, government relations, public affairs, energy management and the retail sector.

With over two decades of experience with global battery manufacturer Energizer, Boolish joins the Call2Recycle board with an already deep understanding of the sector and Call2Recycle’s objectives. Currently Energizer’s director of government affairs, Boolish also has extensive technical experience, from battery development to sales to recycling and disposal of various battery chemistries. He has also served on and chaired standards committees related to batteries and battery-operated devices.

As chief of PRESTO at Metrolinx, Annalise Czerny is a strategic leader whose experience assessing organizational gaps, developing strategies, and creating opportunities for excellence will help guide Call2Recycle to drive sustainable growth and extend its leadership position in the coming years. Czerny also brings a valuable perspective on Call2Recycle’s work and environmental impact with an environmental engineering background.

Continuing Call2Recycle’s strong ties to Canada’s retail sector, Julie Dickson Olmstead will provide the valuable perspective she has gained over nearly three decades of providing strategic communications solutions for corporate and public institutions. Currently managing director of public affairs and corporate social responsibility at Save-On-Foods, a Western Canada grocery retailer, Dickson Olmstead has extensive experience supporting corporate responsibility and sustainability projects and administering stewardship programs in British Columbia.

“This is an exciting period at Call2Recycle. The addition of these three outstanding professionals will enhance our board and support the organization as we continue to guide the management team in optimizing efficiencies, value and industry leadership on behalf of all of our various stakeholders,” said Norman Clubb, chair of the Call2Recycle Board of Directors.

Members of Call2Recycle’s Board of Directors represent multiple sectors, including retail, battery manufacturing and distribution, grocery, and transportation. The board’s geographical diversity reflects the organization’s national focus and strong ties to local businesses, governments, and communities.