ITAD and Asset Recovery Experts

Meet our IT Asset Recovery and E-Waste Recycling Experts:

All of IMS Electronics team members are experts in electronic waste recycling, ITAD, IT asset recovery, and compliance. Each team member has been selected to represent IMS Electronics for their skills and knowledge in their respective areas.

Contact us at   1-888-891-1215 if you would like to speak to one of our professionals.


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Mike Ulery – VP of Operations

Mike Ulery is the Vice President of Operations overseeing production, supply chain and business functions for IMS Electronics’ four facilities.  He is responsible for operational, logistics, production, financial and quality aspects of the processing facilities.


Ulery has over twenty years’ experience within our industry with a focus on IT asset management, IT asset disposition, deployments and production.  He has additional experience in numerous areas within the Electronic Recycling/ITAD industry including compliance, resale, ISO programs, vendor management and quality management programs. He also has strong background in Project Management and Change Management methodologies.


Outside of the day to day management within Ulery’s key areas, his focus is on strategic initiatives, continuous improvements and innovation to maintain and strengthen IMS Electronics position as a top tier Electronics Recycler and provider of ITAD services.



electronic waste complianceRobert Benavent – Director of Compliance

Robert Benavent joined the IMS Electronics team  in 2014 and heads up the compliance department for IMS Electronics, encompassing ISO and R2 standards at all locations. Previously serving as a Senior Engineer within the Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Department at Sony Electronics, Inc., he managed national e-waste compliance, including vendor auditing, volume tracking, and contract review.  He also led ISO compliance at various sites during his tenure at Sony.


Previous to his OEM experience he was an environmental consultant with regional and national engineering firms specializing in air and noise analysis. IMS Electronics is honored to employ a military veteran on its team as he also served in the U.S. Air Force. Benavent holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside, and a M.B.A. from Florida State University.


Benavent’s diverse background and OEM perspective help to enhance the customer orientation of IMS Electronics and ensure that current and future compliance challenges are met.


e-waste complianceC-Ron Sith – Technical Manager

Applying over 7 years of IT Asset Recovery experience, C-Ron Sith brings the tools and expertise necessary to continually optimize the infrastructure of IMS Electronics’  Asset Recovery services.


With an educational background in Business Leadership & Management, Sith worked his way up the ladder testing and refurbishing computer equipment and later migrated to production scale refurbishment for one of the largest asset recovery companies in the nation. He currently oversees all large scale asset recovery jobs for IMS Electronics’ customers, and heads up IT Asset Recovery, Tech Support, and Refurbishment of all finished goods. He also has learned IT equipment “parts purchasing” and sourcing, enabling him to better understand industry market resale values.


In addition, he is responsible for the execution of HIPPA compliance at IMS Electronics, which involves both on-site and IMS Electronics facility client data eradication for IT equipment containing information such as hard drives, tape drives, tape cassettes, media, cell phones, printers, copiers and USB devices. He is continually executing quality improvement and value added services to maximize resale opportunities within the organization.

electronic waste recycling waBill Peterson - WA General Manager

Bill Peterson is the General Manager in Vancouver, Washington where he has overall responsibility for sales, operations, and business functions.  His executive activities include the planning, organizing, coordinating, and decision making needed to position the company with strategic market solutions and to attain desirable cost and profit elements.


While in management for over 20 years, prior to joining the e-waste management industry he worked in manufacturing. He entered manufacturing after graduating California Polytechnic University with a B.S. degree with Honors.  His career in manufacturing was defined by a drive toward efficiency, agility, quality, and cost control.  Managing engineering and production functions such as product design/development, process improvement, quality, and enterprise management, he made his mark with several regional and national manufacturers.


Before joining IMS Electronics, Peterson was General Manager for another national electronics recycling and asset management firm. Since entering the e-waste management industry the operations under his management have supported state legislated e-waste recycling programs in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Hawaii.  He has successfully applied his management experience to electronic waste collection, logistics, environmental compliance, de-manufacturing, resource recovery, universal waste handling, and hazardous waste disposal. His executive skills continue to provide critical leadership on P&L oversight and management


electronic waste recycling caJorge VasquezCA General Manager

Jorge Vasquez is the General Manager for IMS Electronics Poway, CA location overseeing the operations and business functions. In his primary role, he is responsible for revenue generation and strategic business solutions.


He is a results driven manager with significant management experience in electronic waste sectors including disposal, logistics, collection and transfer operations, resource recovery recycling and IT assets Management. He has applied strategic insight and tactical direction in developing and training the workforce in the organization.


Vasquez is a well-rounded manager experienced in technical development, operations management and business development. He plays a pivotal role in creating successful revenue growing strategies, developing and optimizing new business ventures and operations management. His main drive is to help fuel growth, promote innovation, and increase IMS Electronics’ productivity.


Under his leadership the California location is empowered to become the industry leader in innovative electronic recycling solutions providing IMS Electronics workforce the resources to achieve personal and professional growth, while meeting and exceeding corporate initiatives and goals.



e-wasteNick NespecaOH General Manager

Nick Nespeca is the General Manager for the IMS Electronics Columbus, OH location overseeing the operations and business functions.  He is a highly accomplished manager with 17 years of management experience in pollution control and recycling.  His expertise is in leading operations, identifying improvement opportunities, building workforces, reducing waste, and consistently delivering profit within an extremely competitive market.


Nespeca has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and uses this training to drive improvements in efficiency and to serve as an innovative change agent.  He has championed continuous improvement programs across all aspects of operations and has extensive Lean manufacturing experience.  He is skilled in building, revitalizing, and optimizing operations.



e waste complianceKaelyn Schleich – Project Manager

Kaelyn Schleich is a project manager based out of the Poway, CA location and is responsible for the supervision, maintenance, and logistics coordination of several national IT Asset Management accounts.


In addition to her role as Project Manager, she supports the Business Development, Sales, and Operations teams by offering an extensive knowledge base of customer focus-related standard operating procedures.  She is recognized as being highly knowledgeable in compliance and in IT asset management and data destruction processes.


With a strong focus on customer service, Schleich takes great pride in providing exceptional support to her national account and OEM clients.  Combining her commitment to environmentally sound practices and a passion for developing customizable solutions for her clients, she is always striving to improve customer relations.



electronic waste processorKris Dewitt – WA Compliance Manager

Kris Dewitt is the onsite specialist for the Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management System based on ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, Responsible Recycling R2, and Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).


Dewitt is a trained internal auditor and has comprehensive experience in the assessment and control of workplace hazards, administration of environmental, health & safety programs, regulatory compliance, improved system management, and human resources.


Her previous experience as a Vice President of Operations brings an executive management background,  compliance management, IRS reporting, audits, contract reviews and production control to IMS Electronics. In prior positions, she had daily oversight of safety, environmental compliance and contract compliance for governmental and private industry projects.   She is passionate about using her experiences and education to continually look to ensure worker safety, environmental responsibilities and business efficiencies.

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Samuel Wohl – West Coast/Latin America Business Development Manager

Samuel Wohl currently serves as the West Coast and Latin America Business Development Manager out of the Poway CA facility.  He manages all new client relationships specializing in enterprise IT Asset disposition, secure data sanitization, e-waste recycling and OEM waste solutions. Before joining IMS Electronics, he was responsible for a similar sales territory for a large electronic manufacturing supply company.


Before his tenure in electronics, Wohl worked in the auto finance industry for Capital One. He held multiple positions within Capital One including San Diego County Sales Manager Product Manager, and Business Development Manager via the Direct to Consumer E-Commerce Division. Over the course of his career, he has also managed and provided consulting services for international real estate, online media projects and creative marketing.