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Leadership

Leading GEEP across its 10 divisions is a group of forward-thinking, team-oriented and experienced professionals. Supporting over 500 employees in three countries, our team helps GEEP partner with major companies to manage the lifecycle of their IT assets, municipalities to divert e-waste from landfills, and waste management firms to add valuable services to their customers.

Jeffrey Jermyn

President


Jeff began leading GEEP in 2011, after the Giampaolo Group completed the purchase of the company. Prior to joining GEEP and the Electronics Recycling Industry, Jeff was with multi-national automotive components manufacturer, Magna International, where he led global sales, marketing and business development efforts for Magna’s Exteriors Interiors Group, managing sustainable growth and expansion in multiple regions of the world with multiple customers. Jeff has an Engineering Degree in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Queen’s University. Jeff’s hands-on leadership style means he’s comfortable in both the boardroom and on the shop floor supporting the team on all fronts.

Lew Coffin

VP Operations


Lew joined GEEP in January, 2016. Lew resides in Chicago, Illinois and has a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and MBA from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining GEEP, Lew was VP of Operations for Emerson’s tool storage box company, Knaack LLC in Crystal Lake, Illinois. He has a strong lean manufacturing background, is process improvement oriented and brings to GEEP, experience from senior leadership roles in a diverse mix of manufacturing and service oriented companies

Bob Campling

Director HR


Bob joined GEEP in 2012 to lead human resources and the organizational development of the company. He is a recognized HR professional bringing expertise in change initiatives, progressive employee and labour relations, and building high performing teams in manufacturing environments from his leadership experience at Kellogg Canada and Andersen Windows & Doors Canadian division. Bob is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce and a Master’s of Industrial Relations both from Queen’s University.

Bill King

VP Finance


Bill joined GEEP in September 2016, bringing senior financial leadership experience with a number of national and multi-national organizations. Bill was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Pet Valu Canada, and has prior experience with companies such as Zellers, Foot Locker and Wendy’s Restaurants. Bill is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from Memorial University.

Gary Ruppert

Director Remarketing & AMS Operations


Gary joined GEEP in 2015. An experienced professional with extensive knowledge in operations management, Gary has had a successful career in Operations, Program Management, Engineering, Business Development & Sales. From his previous role as Global Director of Sales – General Motors Account for Magna International, Gary leverages over 23 years of experience in the automotive industry to the electronics recycling industry. Coupled with a Mechanical Engineering Degree, Gary is versed in operational efficiencies and able to deliver best in class results across all business areas. Gary has implemented Six Sigma Black Belt learnings and lean concepts to GEEP’s operations, helping to achieve success on new levels.