As Executive Director of RIOS (the Recycling Industry Operating Standard), Darrell Kendall passionately endeavors to help the global recycling industry provide its employees with a healthy and safe workplace, while also improving the industry’s environmental sustainability. In his position, Darrell travels the world speaking about the value of management systems, and works directly with facilities to assist them on their path to more responsible operation.
In 2017, Darrell took a major pivot to moving back his hometown near Cleveland, OH. Upon his return, Darrell haphazardly stumbled into farming with the goal to produce food sustainably and ethically.
Prior to his time at RIOS, Kendall worked in international development, managing US State Department and privately funded projects focused on development of higher education. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University.
New this year at ISRI2020 is ISRI Talks, where 5 selected members will present their inspiring and thought-provoking ideas after spending months being extensively trained in the “TED talk”-style of speaking. Brandi Harleaux will emcee this unique morning session that promises to build community and connection in a way that has never being done before at […]