NEW YORK John Lingelbach has returned to R2 Solutions as executive director eight months after he left the group to attend to medical matters. Lingelbach will resume his role at the electronic recycling certification body of Boulder, Colo.-based Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices effective immediately.
The program has been without an executive director since Lingelbachs departure last summer (amm.com, Aug. 1
Lingelbach was heavily involved in founding the organization and led it for its first two years, according to a March 26 statement. Lingelbachs return brings to an end an extensive search to fill the role by the board of R2 Solutions, which received more than 60 applications for the position.
"Ultimately, when John indicated a renewed interest in the position in late February, we knew we had someone intimately familiar with R2 Solutions and the challenges of leading the organization at this juncture in its growth," said Clare Lindsay, head of the hiring committee.