President and Co-Founder, HOBI International, Inc.
Craig Boswell is co-founder and President of HOBI International, Inc., and has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of electronics demanufacturing and recycling techniques. Boswell is also HOBI’s chief industry consultant on demanufacturing, design for disassembly, and reverse logistics programs. He has published and presented numerous papers on electronics recycling and on ways to design more recyclable products. Boswell has served the industry in a variety of roles including as Chairman of ISRI’s Electronics Division and as a member of several standards creation efforts.
All Sessions by Craig Boswell
Day 5 – April 19 April 19, 2023
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Understanding Your Impact: Knowing The Numbers that MatterMeeting Room 201 AB: Level 2
Track: Business Management 🛈Topics may include day-to-day activities and processes of the facility; business planning and finance; competitive and diversification strategies; growth, profits and productivity; legal issues; human resources and talent/workforce development; marketing and sales; leadership development; commodities hedging; securing and extending credit; buying and selling recyclable materials; insurance and customer service; Logistics, and transportation.The only thing more impactful to your bottom line than knowing your data is not knowing your data. Do you know your experience modifier, how much loss you experience due to workflow inefficiencies, or how much energy you consume? To change these data points you must first understand them. In this session, panelists will share the value this data and how they work to continually improve their tracking and performance around these data points. As ESG requirements trickle down from your customers and suppliers, and as insurance premiums continue to rise, now is the time to take steps toward understanding and improving your data.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Evolving Battery Landscape in Electronics and Metals RecyclingMeeting Room 202 A-C: Level 2
Track: Markets and Global Trade 🛈Topics specific to products that come out of a recycling facility that can be sold as products or feedstock; ferrous metals; nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin, and precious metals); stainless steel and high-temperature alloys; plastics; recovered fiber (paper, corrugated, cartons); tires/rubber; electronics; glass; textiles; residential recyclers and materials recovery facilities; Basel Convention; OECD; import/export; and tariffs.The world is becoming increasingly electrified. This movement presents our industry with challenges and tremendous opportunities to set forth and practice best economic, environmental, and safety measures to not just keep up with the changes, but act as leaders and pioneers in the electrification movement. Gain insights and engage with leaders in the battery, electronics, and metals recycling fields.