New ARMA Chair Starts January 1, 2022

November 26, 2021

ARMA welcomes new incoming Board Chair Brad Pickering


Edmonton, AB – The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) will welcome a new Board Chair on January 1, 2022, as Caroline McAuley steps down as Chair after four years.

“Caroline McAuley’s leadership over the past four years has been integral in ARMA’s dedication to environmental leadership,” states ARMA CEO Ed Gugenheimer. “Her efforts in collaboration with the entire Board led our organization towards its new vision and mission of “Inspiring A Future Without Waste.”

During McAuley’s term, her list of accomplishments were many and included the initiation to transition the Board from an operational to strategic governance model, leading the development of the organization’s new strategic plan and vision and mission, and elevated its industry engagement and relations efforts through her representation at the national level with Canadian Association of Tire Recycling Agencies and National Used Oil Material & Antifreeze Advisory Council.

“These past four years serving as ARMA’s Board Chair were incredibly busy years of growth and transition for the organization,” states McAuley. “It resulted in ARMA reaching important milestones that sets Alberta up to continue being innovative leaders in the recycling sector and the burgeoning circular economy; work that I am very proud of being a part of and would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of my fellow Board members.”

Additionally, McAuley was integral in guiding the expansion of electronics, the seamless amalgamation and onboarding of the Used Oil Recycling Program completed late 2020 and enhancing the sustainability of the paint and tire recycling programs to ensure they keep pace with market costs and trends.

“Now, as ARMA approaches its 30th Anniversary in mid-2022, we welcome Brad Pickering as our new Chair and look forward to his leadership as we continue working towards building a circular economy for the province of Alberta” said Gugenheimer.

Media contact:
Ed Gugenheimer, CEO
[email protected]

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