For more than 20 years, Eric Tetler has served as president of Winfield Alloy, Inc., in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Responsible for 55 employees, Eric Tetler oversees many of the company’s services, including electronics recycling.
Winfield Alloy accepts electronic equipment from across the nation for recycling at facilities using ISO 14001:2004-certified methods. Initially, the facilities sort all new items by type and destination, and tag them for easy tracking; items classified as scrap are properly dismantled while those such as desktops and super computers undergo strict data erasure and destruction. Moreover, facilities reuse components such as precious metals and steel rather than sending them to landfills.
Each kind of equipment requires its own specialized recycling process. For example, circuit boards – key components of most electronic devices – often contain various types of precious metals. Parts such as processors, transistors, and IC chips are often made of metals including palladium, platinum, and silver, which can be reused or sold. Winfield Alloy can recover up to 99% of these precious metals at its own facilities, reducing overall costs. Moreover, the company pays owners for their circuit boards based on the amount and quality of precious metals it collects.
Since 2007, Eric Tetler has served as president of Windfield Alloy, an environmentally conscious recycling business in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first joined the company in 1994, and 13 years later, he became its majority shareholder.