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

 

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

 

OTS Administrator

Patrick Shea
Partner – Gowlings WLG
Appointed by the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority Board of Directors – September 26th, 2017

Mr. Shea is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, practicing in the area of commercial law with a particular focus on restructuring.  He sits on a number of not-for-profit boards and is a lecturer at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law.  In 2015, Mr. Shea was awarded the Law Society Medal.




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