How We Got Started and Who We Are
The vision for Greeneye Partners began in 2009 with the goal of assisting electronic recyclers with their downstream vendor due diligence requirements for the R2 and e-Stewards standard. It began as an informal brainstorming session with recyclers, auditors and industry professional sitting around a table thinking there has got to be a better way to conduct downstream vendor audits without every company sending auditors around the world. It just didn’t make sense from an economical or environmental standpoint.
Greeneye Partners was launched in 2010 to provide the solution recyclers, manufacturers and end processors were looking for. Greeneye Partners send experienced environmental, health and safety auditors all around the world to audit facilities. We share the cost of the audit between many companies, thus reducing the costs and environmental footprint for all involved.
Meet Our Partners
Greeneye Partners is comprised of Kelley Keogh, Nicole Delich, Bob Delich, Bob McCarthy, Emily Farrant and Gretchen Krum who together have over 80 years experience in the solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling and composting industries.
Nicole is an experienced environmental, health and safety professional who has worked in the electronics recycling and refurbishment industry since 1994. As Co-Founder of Greeneye Partners, Nicole understands the challenges and opportunities facing the electronics recycling and refurbishment industry and prides herself on developing streamlined and cost effective solutions for her clients. Nicole’s areas of expertise include management system design and implementation and internal auditing.
- BS Boston College, Operations and Strategic Management
- MBA Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota
- RABQSA Lead Auditor Certificate for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OSHAS 18001
- Lead Auditor Certificate for R2, RIOS and e-Stewards
Kelley has worked since 1993 as an Environmental, Health and Safety professional. She has been conducting downstream due diligence audits on behalf of electronics recyclers since 1997 throughout the Americas, the European Union and Asia. Prior to co-founding Greeneye Partners LLC, she worked with a broad variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs, and across a wide spectrum of the solid waste, composting and recycling industries. She serves on the R2 Technical Advisory Committee and is a Technical Advisor for the standard.
- BS Sonoma State University California, Environmental Science
- Lead Auditor Certificate R2, RIOS and e-Stewards, Washington and Oregon Auditor for Electronics Processors
- Qualified Verifier and Standards Assessor for EPEAT
Bob has an extensive background in environmental, health and safety compliance and has worked in the electronics recycling industry since 1995. Bob has held positions that include Recycling Manager and General Manager, allowing him to have valuable insight into the day-to-day issues that affect the industry. Bob’s areas of expertise include downstream vendor auditing, internal auditing, EH&S compliance, training, industrial air and noise monitoring and management system implementation.
- B.S. in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls
- RABQSA lead auditor certificate for ISO 14001
- ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, R2, RIOS and e-Stewards internal auditor certificates
Bob McCarthy, Director of Business Development and Training
Bob has worked in the electronics recycling and refurbishment industry since 2001, including positions as Remarketing Manager and VP of Business Development. Bob’s specialties include business development, data security risk, management system implementation, training, downstream vendor auditing, tracking software, and internal auditing. Bob has traveled the globe, including Asia and South America, assisting companies in better understanding today’s electronic recycling market place and remarketing.
- B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota – Morris
- B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota – Morris
- R2:2013 Auditor Certificate
Emily Farrant, Lead EHS Auditor
Emily has a background in Environmental Sustainability with a degree in Agroecology and Environmental Specialty from the University of Hawaii, Hilo. Prior to joining Greeneye Partners in 2013 Emily resided in West Africa for three years working for Coaches Across Continents in resource management across Africa and Asia, training educators in sport for social impact. She works in management system implementation, training, downstream vendor auditing, and internal auditing. She has audited recyclers and downstream vendors in the US, Asia and Mexico.
- RABSQA Lead Auditor certificate for ISO 14001
- Lead Auditor Certificate for R2 and RIOS
- 40-Hr OSHA Training
- E-Stewards V2 Implementation Certificate
Gretchen Krum, Technical Director
Gretchen joins Greeneye Partners as Technical Director with 19 years manufacturing experience. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration from Franklin University. She has extensive work experience and training, which span both domestic and international markets, in the chemical and recycling industries. She has spent the last decade working with Battery Recycling and Hazardous Waste Industries gleaning valuable hands on knowledge regarding regulatory compliance (EPA, DOT, OSHA, R2, eStewards) and emergency response.
- BS Chemical Engineering
- MBA Franklin University
- Lead Auditor Certificate for R2:2013
- Lead Internal Auditor certificate for ISO 14001 and 18001, e-Stewards V2
Rhiannon Argouarch, Technical Support
Rhiannon joins Greeneye from a background working in the writing and publishing industry. She also has valuable experience and expertise working with computers and information technology as she holds a Master of Science in Information and Library Sciences from San Jose State University, which followed a Bachelors of English from San Francisco State University. She utilizes her savvy computer skills and precise attention to detail to work with her team on various projects, including management system implementation, creating training materials, and keeping the day-to-day technical aspects of the business running smoothly.