FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Tirado as Director of Marketing & Communication effective immediately.
With the industry-funded nonprofit's move of its corporate headquarters to the Greater Philadelphia region last month, Tirado's prior experiences working in Pennsylvania state and local government made her the logical choice.
"Janet is a highly-regarded communications expert who possesses a wealth of experience in government and nonprofits," said Ryan Kiscaden, TRC Executive Director. "She has a proven track record as an agent of change, and a laser-focused vision on how to take TRC where it needs to be in the next five years."
In 2010, while working under former-PA state representative Bryan Lentz, Tirado was instrumental in bringing the now-closed Florida Gun Loophole to the public's attention. She is also responsible for publicizing and advocating for tightened repeat violent offender legislation in the commonwealth, and promoting a clean energy agenda throughout the country.
"The TRC and its Board of Directors have been quietly ridding the environment of tons of mercury contaminants for nearly two decades," said Tirado. "Their accomplishments, thus far, are nothing short of astonishing. Now, I am excited to do my part to protect our environment, our citizens, and future generations from being adversely impacted by these toxins through my work with this great organization."
Based in Alexandria, Va. since its inception in 1998, TRC relocated its headquarters to 500 Office Center Drive, Suite 400, Fort Washington, Pa. in early December. The move positions executive staff more centrally to major metropolitan hubs that have a higher incident rate of outdated mercury thermostats.
For more information about TRC and find a mercury-containing thermostat recycling location, visit thermostat-recycle.org.
About Thermostat Recycling Corporation
Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) was founded in 1998 as an industry-funded nonprofit. It is supported by 29 manufacturers who branded and sold mercury thermostats, in the U.S., prior to clean technology becoming more readily available.
With a network of more than 3,600 collection sites nationwide, the agency has recovered over 2.1 million thermostats, or 10 tons of mercury, to date. All costs to transport and properly dispose of recovered thermostats are assumed by TRC.
Visit thermostat-recycle.org to learn more and find a recycling location near you.
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SOURCE Thermostat Recycling Corporation