Director – Recycling
James completed his degree at Curtin University with honours after successfully completing his final year project, ‘Waste Management Practises & Procedures in Western Australia and Effects on the Construction Industry: Seeking Practicable Alternatives to Landfill Disposal.’
James is the Technical Director of the company and has extensive knowledge and experience in WA’s waste management practises, procedures, infrastructure and waste streams.
Director – Asset Management
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia, majoring in Investment Finance, Money & Banking and also completed a minor in Australian Business Law.
Michael is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for sustainability and the environment with interests in sustainable food and housing.
Director & Advisor
Peter is a management professional with over 25 years of project management experience in contract and owner miner operations. His experience comprises estimating, contract management, resource management and development, operational efficiencies and cost control, change management.
He excels at budgeting, cashflow management and detailed financial reporting.
General Manager of Recycling
Alex joined Total Green in early 2018 as a Quality Manager and was responsible for managing compliance of the company’s management systems and accreditation. In May 2019 he’s moved into a Production Manager role to oversea our IT Asset Management team.
Alex plays a key role in our leadership team drawing on a diverse range of skills and knowledge from his experience working in France for Snecma (an aerospace engineering company) and BiC after he finished his Masters in Quality Management of Projects in Paris.
Due to his environmentally conscious parents, he likes spending time in nature and has a passion for protecting our planet. Alex loves scuba diving, travelling, surfing and spending time with family.
Sharka started with TGR in September 2018 to help us with our website, sales, marketing and overall communications.
She’s originally from a beautiful city of Prague but moved to Australia nearly nine years ago to fulfil her dream of living near the ocean. It’s only fitting she was soon after becoming an Aussie, nicknamed a Shark.
Her extensive agency background – both from Europe & Perth, gives her a wide range of skills which she now utilises towards helping to combat the environmental issues here in WA. “Focusing on e-waste makes me feel excited and really purposeful. Given my agency background, I’ve been using technology to its fullest and it feels great being able to influence others to do the right thing and dispose of their electronics properly.”
Sharka is also a fitness instructor and a yoga teacher and in her spare you find her camping, beaching it, mixing essential oils or yoging and meditating.
Customer Service & Logistics Manager
Niresh has been with TGR since 2017 and knows our collection process in and out. Literarily. From unloading and batching of physical items, quoting new enquiries, to booking jobs and ensuring our collections are done in a timely and efficient manner. He studied Bachelors of Business Administration – Banking and Insurance in his country of origin Nepal. He’s a fast learner and also helps to update our charity partner’s website.
Niresh is concerned about our planet and is pleased to be able to ease the pressure on our earth and the effect of global warming by working in a company with such a green purpose.
When he’s not at work he devotes his time to family and friends.
ITAD Process Manager
Marcel Paule made his first steps in Production and Project Management in Electronics Manufacturing back in Berlin, Germany’s capital, before he has moved to Perth in March 2017 and started with TGR two years later.
With his excellent know-how in lean manufacturing systems as well as process development and validation he fills another important key management factor to raise TGR to the next level and cope with the upcoming Asset Recovery and e-waste challenges which are facing our planet.
As he is a passionate supporter of his favourite soccer club Borussia Dortmund, black and yellow blood flows through his veins. And when he is not kicking the ball himself or participating in a triathlon, Marcel spends heaps of time exploring the unique Australian West Coast with friends and family.
Manager of E-commerce
David graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Economics). While studying he co-founded and managed the PCs for Refugees club, repairing and donating computers to refugees on weekends. After graduating, that led directly to the founding of Hybrid Hardware – our sister e-commerce company.
Four and a half years ago David began working full time to refurbish electronics and helping solve the e-waste problem.
In his spare time he enjoys gardening, reading, exercising, playing chess, UFC and worm farming.
Technician, Enterprise Technology
Justin joined us 6 years ago as a recycler helping to dismantle e-waste. After 2 years of pulling electronics apart, he’s moved to Asset Management to help recover some of the technology for reuse.
As a technician, he spends his days testing and grading various equipment from laptops, PCs to servers. Justin enjoys the positive atmosphere at TGR and good laughs with the team when finding treasures such as 30 kg hard drives.
When he’s not at work testing apparatus, Justin likes to play action and racing games on his fully functional PC.
Marcus is a true blue Australian who’s been with TGR for over 2 years. He comes from a security background and has a Diploma of Work Health and Safety. As a part of the team in Asset Management, Marcus is in charge of testing PCs and laptops, unravelling faults and preparing electronics for their next journey in life.
In his spare time, he likes to enjoy the great Aussie outdoors – activities such as cycling, fishing, swimming and playing golf or tennis.
Syed has moved to Australia from Pakistan to study at the Curtin University. He has earned a Degree in Accounting and Finance while working initially part-time as a Testing Technician. Syed enjoys learning as part of his job and over the four years has become our number one mobile phone guru. With new technology emerging every day, Syed feels he should move his major towards software engineering as accountants will be soon replaced.
It’s no surprise he enjoys playing games but what may surprise you is that Syed is also an avid perfume collector.