Leadership Team

At the center of all the success and all the accomplishments we’ve worked so hard to achieve is an incredible team of talented and dedicated people.


OTS Staff

Andrew Horsman, Executive Director

Andrew is the Executive Director of Ontario Tire Stewardship and leads the organization in delivering the diversion and market-development activities of OTS.

Andrew has a long history working with Stewardship issues in the North American context. Formerly the Regulatory Compliance Manager at Wal-Mart Canada, Andrew has held positions as:

  • Chair of the Retail Council of Canada environment Committee
  • Secretary-Treasurer of Ontario Tire Stewardship
  • Chair of the Ontario Used Oil Management Association
  • Retail representative of Product Care Association
At Wal-Mart, Andrew was responsible for the Regulatory, Stewardship and Sustainability files, working closely with a range of industries and fellow retailers to enhance the compliance and sustainability of the organization.

Prior to joining OTS as Executive Director, Andrew was the Vice President of Corporate Sustainability with the Delphi Group, an Ottawa-based consulting firm.

Andrew can be reached at ahorsman@rethinktires.ca


James Coulter, Vice President of Finance

James joined OTS as the Vice President of Finance in November 2015. He has over 25 years of experience in the tire industry in progressive leadership positions. This includes 18 years in finance and nine years in Operations, with prior senior leadership positions including Vice President of Finance and President at Goodyear Canada Inc. and Vice President of Operations at Benson Group Inc. James is a CPA, CMA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science. James also has extensive director, audit committee and pension experience through various board and committee memberships.

James can be reached at jcoulter@rethinktires.ca


Rabindra Deodat, Director of Internal Audit

Rabindra is the Director of Internal Audit at OTS and leads the Internal Audit Department in the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of the organization’s governance, risk management, and internal processes as well as the quality of performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities to achieve the organization’s stated goals and objectives.

Rabindra has vast experience in internal audit, having been the Compliance and Audit Manager at Canadian Tire Corporation and Honda Financial Services.

Rabindra emigrated from Guyana as a Certified Chartered Accountant (London, England). He has completed the CPA, CGA, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) examinations in Canada.

Rabindra can be reached at rdeodat@rethinktires.ca


Zachary Dryman, Vice-President of Technology & Infrastructure

Zach is the Vice-President of Technology & Infrastructure for Ontario Tire Stewardship and oversees the technology, telecommunications, infrastructure, and application development for the organization.

For five years prior to joining OTS, Zach was Director of Information Technology for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the fourth largest community foundation in the United States. He has also worked as Technology Manager for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education and has taught various undergraduate courses ranging from database administration to web programming and application design.

Over the course of his career, Zach has received repeated recognition for his work, including being named an Outstanding Alumni and having appeared in several publications from the University of South Carolina, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Information Technology.

Zach can be reached at zdryman@rethinktires.ca


Stephen Gluchowski, Director of Operations

Stephen has been the Director of Operations at OTS since 2012. He has a Bachelor of Arts, Criminology degree. Prior to joining OTS, Stephen worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years, where he held various positions, including five years as a Global Project Manager for a wide range of clinical trials and over three years as an Operations Supervisor, where he helped build a more efficient and streamlined operation for MDS Pharma Services.

Stephen can be reached at sgluchowski@rethintires.ca


Claudia Hawkins, Director of Promotion & Education

Claudia joined OTS as Director of Promotion and Education in late 2015 after successful careers in broadcasting, book publishing and digital learning.  With over 20 years of Marketing and Communications experience, Claudia has successfully led regional, national and international Marketing and Communications campaigns for organizations including McGraw-Hill and CFMT-TV. Through her work on the Board of Canadian Publishers’ Council, Claudia honed her advocacy skills and was instrumental in shepherding the publishing industry through the seismic shifts resulting from the rise of digital and e-books in Canada.  Claudia is thrilled to apply her skills and passion to the not-for-profit sector as an advocate for sustainability through her role with OTS.

Claudia can be reached at chawkins@rethinktires.ca


Tony Stanco, Director of Audit

Tony joined OTS as the Director of Audit in April 2016 and leads the organizations Field Audit team. Tony has over 25 years of experience working as an Audit leader and Chief Audit Executive, delivering risk assurance services to a variety of organizations ranging from small to very large enterprises. As a key member of management teams at organizations including AT&T, Sears and Toronto Hydro, Tony has been successful working across departments to assess existing processes and procedures within organizations, while identifying areas of risk and risk tolerance. Immediately prior to OTS, Tony was a Senior Director at PwC for over three years, providing audit and risk assurance services to a variety of clients in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.  He is a frequent speaker at various professional events and currently teaches in York University’s Masters of Financial Accountability Program. Tony is a CPA, CA and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Tony can be reached at tstanco@rethinktires.ca



OTS Board of Directors

Ontario Tire Stewardship is governed by a Board of Directors comprised primarily of Brand Owners and First Importers of tires.

Glenn Maidment (Director & Chair)
President of Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
Appointed by the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada on March 27, 2017

Bob Bignell (Director and Treasurer)
Executive Director at Ontario Tire Dealers Association
Appointed by the Ontario Tire Dealers Association on March 27, 2017

David Bois (Director)
Director, Environment, Health & Safety at Home Hardware Stores Limited
Appointed by the Retail Council of Canada on March 27, 2017

Paul Braczek (Director)
Senior Legal Counsel & Assistant Secretary at Goodyear Canada
Appointed by the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada on March 27, 2017

Katherine Larocque (Director)
Manager, Stewardship Programs at Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd
Appointed by the Retail Council of Canada on March 27, 2017

Andy Soares (Director)
Business Intelligence and Data Integrity Manager at Dynamic Tire
Appointed by the Chair of OTS according to the Used Tires Regulation on March 27, 2017

Usman Valiante (Director)
Partner at Corporate Policy Group LLP
Appointed by the Ontario Tire Dealers Association on March 27, 2017

Barry Yutronkie (Director)
Director of Operations at Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
Appointed by the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada on March 27, 2017


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