It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden and recent passing of one of our Board members, Trevor Nickel. The Board of Directors and staff of the Beverage Container Management Board are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague.
Trevor was the President of the Alberta Bottle Depot Association (ABDA), the industry association representing the more than 200 depots across Alberta. He was appointed to the Beverage Container Management Board on June 22, 2016.
As Board Chair, I appreciated the fresh perspective Trevor brought to the table and his innovative ideas for improvement in all aspects of the beverage container recycling system. As ABDA President, he was a strong advocate not just for the depots, but also for continuing to enhance the system for, and on behalf of, all Albertans.
Trevor had a decade of experience in entrepreneurship in the waste-reduction industry. He helped found the Alternative Energy Technology program at NAIT and instructed Business Fundamentals to the first two classes to graduate from that program, many of whom have become successful entrepreneurs. Even in his short time with the beverage container recycling industry, he has left a legacy of improved stakeholder relationships.
Trevor will be greatly missed by our Board and staff, especially his caring nature, thoughtfulness and warm smile. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his wife Tania and their two children, Juniper and Walden.
Andrew Stephens, Board Chair
January 19, 2017