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Recycling - A New Beginning

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This event took place on the 4th of November 2021
Videos from the event are now available below as well the presentations from each speaker
We would like to thank the speakers for their excellent presentations, everyone who attended and contributed, and our sponsors for making the webinar possible.

A morning of focus on the role auto recyclers will play as Canada adopts electric vehicles.

  • A FREE webinar for all stakeholders involved in the recycling of EV batteries
  • The chance to understand the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead from experts in the field
  • Using a platform that provides the opportunity to talk directly with speakers and other attendees 


Ken Hendricks:  Automotive Retailers Association

Ken Hendricks has been employed in the automotive industry for over 30 years and serves as Senior Advisor to the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA). The ARA has been serving the needs of the automotive services industry since 1951. The ARA is comprised of over 1,000 member businesses divided into 8 different industry sub-sectors (called divisions) of which the auto dismantling and recycling industries is one of those divisions. Since 2010, Ken has overseen the ARA’s auto recycling division as part of his portfolio with the ARA. The ARA meets regularly with the provincial crown insurer (ICBC) through the recycled parts liaison committees. Ken also chairs meetings and workgroups with other government ministries and stakeholder organizations. In addition to advocating on behalf of its members, the ARA has launched many business development programs for the auto recycling industry over the years. In 2017, Ken led and developed a quality-control training and certification program for the auto recycler industry. Most recent, Ken is wrapping up managing a joint ARA-BC government certification program for servicing electric vehicles. Ken holds a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University and a graduate degree from the University of British Columbia. Ken is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

Steve Fletcher: ARC

Steve Fletcher is currently the Executive Director of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association, a 180 member industry association, and Managing Director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada national association, an umbrella group of seven provincial recycling associations representing 360 professional auto recyclers across the country. He has managed auto recycling associations at the national and provincial level since 1992. ARC had the pleasure of winning the Automotive Recyclers Association’s (ARA) Star Award as Affiliate Chapter of the Year in 2008 and 2010, and being named Trendsetter of the Year at the 2010 ARA Convention. Steve has hosted the three International Roundtable on Auto Recycling (IRT) in Quebec City, Liverpool and Niagara Falls, and has attended 9 of the 11 international events. He writes articles for a variety of industry publications including the Canadian Auto Recycling Magazine, Collision Repair Magazine, Autosphere, Auto & Trucking Atlantic Magazine, and Automotive Recycling Magazine. He has a B.Sc in Biology from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, and resides in London, Ontario.

Kunal Phalpher: Li-Cycle

Li-Cycle’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Kunal Phalpher, has been with the company since 2017. After initially joining the team as an Advisor, he was nominated as a member of the board shortly thereafter, before moving into his current role in 2018. With nearly 15 years of work experience, Kunal brings extensive international expertise in the lithium-ion battery and renewable energy sectors to his current role. His wealth of knowledge has been a principled and significant asset to both Li-Cycle’s business development and corporate strategies. Prior to joining the Li-Cycle team, Kunal worked for a residential solar company as the Director of Product Development and was the Director of Business Development for a lithium-ion battery manufacturer, both in Toronto, Canada. He brings broad, comprehensive international experience to his position as Li-Cycle’s CCO, having spent several years working in Germany in the cleantech sector. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Kunal has a reputation for being Li-Cycle’s biggest Raptors fan. He is equally passionate about travel and outdoor activities. A University of Toronto graduate, Kunal possesses a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Electrical Engineering and also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management.
Joanna Kyriazis Canada Webinar

Joanna Kyriazis: Clean Energy Canada

Joanna works to develop and advance policy solutions that address climate change while promoting clean growth, with a specific focus on clean transportation. Based in Ottawa, she regularly connects with thought leaders, industry stakeholders, and policymakers at the federal level. Before joining Clean Energy Canada, Joanna worked as a management consultant helping businesses identify and manage climate change risks and opportunities. She also practiced as a lawyer advising governments and industry on climate change and energy law.
Hans Eric Melin Canada

Hans Eric Melin: Circular Energy Storage

Hans Eric is a consultant and analyst with more than 15 years in clean tech and circular business development. He is focused on the life cycle management of lithium-ion batteries and everything they power. Author of several reports on the Lithium-ion industry and founder of Circular Energy Storage, the world's leading consultancy for data and analysis of the use, end of life, reuse and recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Circular Energy Storage Research and Consulting is a London-based consultancy specialized in life cycle management of lithium-ion batteries. They help battery companies, car and device makers, utilities and recyclers to develop end-of-life strategies for lithium-ion batteries and advise investors and the raw material industry on how the end-of-life sector affects the overall energy storage market. As a foundation of the work lies a continuous data collection of what's happening on the energy storage and raw material markets as well as trends in mobility and consumer electronics.

Jeff Haltrecht: Call2Recycle

Jeff Haltrecht, Executive at Call2Recycle is known for guiding businesses, teams, and boards through periods of evolutionary change. He has been successful where the business or industry are moving fast, where talent development, an operating rhythm, and an ever-evolving set of results are needed. He has rebuilt and fine-tuned a leadership team, helped put the right operations structure in place, lead teams in the development and market introduction of new businesses, and helped guide two boards of directors through difficult decision making. You will find him to be versatile, open-minded, collaborative, agile, innovative, and decisive. With Call2Recycle Jeff is leading the company’s growing North American e-mobility battery logistics and recycling efforts that include servicing the electric vehicle, eBike, eScooter, motorcycle, and bus industries. Prior to this role, Jeff was a 7-year board member and chair of the finance committee for Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., the Canadian sister company to Call2Recycle, Inc. out of Atlanta. His first experience working with batteries began in 2012 when employed with Energizer Batteries. Earlier companies and industries include automotive aftermarket brands Valvoline motor oil and Armor All car care products, along with home improvement brands Weiser door locks and Pfister faucets. Jeff has been featured in podcasts and interviewed for blog posts on the topic of electric vehicle and eBike battery logistics & recycling with publications that include Auto Recycling World,, depollution by Salvage Wire,, and

Watch again

Joanna Kyriazis - EV Policy in Canada
Joanna Kyriazis - EV Policy in Canada
Steve Fletcher - State of the EV auto recycling sector in Canada
Steve Fletcher - State of the EV auto recycling sector in Canada
Jeff Haltrecht - EV battery logistics
Jeff Haltrecht - EV battery logistics
Kunal Phalpher - EV battery recycling
Kunal Phalpher - EV battery recycling
Hans Eric Melin - Life cycle management of lithium-ion batteries and end-of-life strategies
Hans Eric Melin - Life cycle management of lithium-ion batteries and end-of-life strategies
Ken Hendricks - EV friendly program
Ken Hendricks - EV friendly program


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