Executive Director, SERI
Corey Dehmey is the executive director of Sustainable Electronics Recovery International (SERI). He also serves on the organization’s board of directors and since 2008 has worked in various roles in the electronics recovery industry. Corey holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer and Information Systems and spent 12 years in the IT industry before transitioning to electronics recovery. SERI’s core focus is administering and continually improving the R2 Standard, the premier global environmental, worker health and safety standard for the electronics refurbishing and recycling industry. A core component of SERI’s mission is education and outreach on the importance of electronics reuse and recycling. The organization continuously works to inform consumers, businesses and other stakeholder groups about the rapid rise of electronic waste, the potential environmental and human health impacts associated with irresponsible e-waste disposal, and the importance of reuse and recycling. It also engages in projects to promote safe and sustainable electronics recycling throughout the world. SERI partners with corporations, other non-profits, or government agencies on these projects. Corey previously served as SERI’s RD director for four years and following his appointment in 2018 to executive director brought to position the greatest available technical knowledge of the industry, the R2 standard and the standard certification process. Corey’s experience working in virtually all sectors of the electronics reuse and recycling industry affords him a broad perspective of what is needed and what is possible in continuing to improve the sustainability of electronics recycling.