Our Team

Richmond Steel Recycling is full of talented and motivated people who are committed to excellence and value being part of a team. Meet some of the great people who make up the team at RSR below.

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Harbinder Dhillon


Harbinder Dhillon is the President of Richmond Steel Recycling. With over twenty-five years of experience in the industry, he has seen the industry evolve from a machinery focus to a technology focus. He is constantly looking for new ways to improve operations and the lives of his employees. Harbinder is proud and honoured to be a part of an amazing team of people that serve to preserve the world for future generations.

Harbinder joined Richmond Steel in 1990 and has held various roles with the company. He completed his studies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in finance and accounting in 1987. Harbinder values the importance of continuous learning, from further education as well as through people.

Jelfie Joseph Achandy

Chief Financial Officer

Jelfie Achandy joined the company in October 2022 and serves as the Chief financial officer responsible for Accounting, Finance, and IT.

She is a seasoned Finance leader with over 23 years of experience in diverse geographies and industries, transforming businesses to be more productive, efficient, risk compliant and prepared for growth. Trusted member of C-Suite providing sharp insights into financial trends and driving profitability

She previously served as the Vice President at JP Morgan Chase, in investment operations. She has donned senior consultant roles in corporate planning, Robotic process automations, machine learning and finance risk management with IBM and Infosys. In 2020 she was awarded the Entrepreneur media award, for best use of technology for social innovation. In 2007 she was an industry representative for the Irish Prime Minister’ advisory on pensions policies.

Jelfie holds an MBA from Ecole des Ponts business school, Paris, France, and an undergraduate degree in Statistics and Mathematics. She has several certifications on artificial intelligence technologies in finance and loves opportunities to optimize and grow the business.

Sebastien Rosner, P.Eng, MBA

Vice President and General Manager, Demolition and Scrap Metal Field Services

Sebastien started working for Richmond Steel Recycling in 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in the recycling industry, including Business and Operations Management, Project Management, and Continuous Improvement. He currently leads the Demolition and Scrap Metal Field Services division of Richmond Steel Recycling, with projects including the onsite demolition and recycling of mines and mining equipment, oil and gas plants, pulp and paper plants, as well as power plants. He is also responsible for the Project Management Office (PMO) at Richmond Steel Recycling.

Prior to joining the company, Sebastien worked for Sims Recycling Solutions and Noranda Recycling as General Manager – Canada. He possesses strong knowledge of recycling and separation technologies for ferrous, non-ferrous, and non-metallic materials and has executed several large recycling projects in Canada, USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. He is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

John Rai, Dipl. Transportation Logistics and International Trade

Vice President of Business Development

John began his career with Richmond Steel Recycling in 1998 and served in a variety of roles with the company. A graduate of BCIT’s Transportation Logistics and International Trade option in the Operations Management program, he began his career in the scale.

John has a cross-section of experience in the industry having worked as a Safety Manager, Senior Buyer, and Commercial Manager. During John’s tenure, Richmond Steel Recycling grew its business into new markets including Alberta, Alaska and Washington State. As Safety Manager, John helped oversee expansions of the safety program to industry-leading levels.

In 2014, John left Richmond to pursue opportunities working as a consultant for the removal of machinery and equipment and brokering scrap metal in Alberta.

With twenty-two years of scrap metal experience, knowledge of Western Canada as well as having managed several demolition and equipment removal jobs, John rejoined the Richmond Steel Recycling team in early 2017 as Assistant Manager.

Alexandra Sasha Ivanov, MA, MBA, CPHR

Director, Human Resources

Sasha is a dynamic HR and Operations practitioner with extensive experience in building and leading corporate structures. Her human resources areas of expertise are recruitment, employee training and development, coaching and implementing change to achieve workplace excellence. Sasha has a 15-year track record of successfully building teams, managing change, and facilitating leadership training in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, recycling and e-commerce. She holds an MBA in Sustainability from the University of Victoria and a CPHR designation.

Sasha successfully works with the leadership team to identify key components of organizational culture and create processes to support leadership and organizational values. As her interests gravitate towards sustainability, ethical and purpose-driven leadership and value-based corporate brand development, Sasha supports all levels of management by establishing and promoting HR practices to drive the company to success.

Guilherme Meneguzzi

Yard Manager, Richmond, BC

After successfully completing his 6 year degree in Chemical Engineering, Guilherme  relocated to Vancouver where he completed an Operations Management & Supervision Associate’s Degree, alongside a Business & Corporate Communications Diploma. 

Guilherme has since been thriving, learning and successfully developing his skills and knowledge over the past 5 years in Production Supervisory roles. Recently he attended the ‘Shredder Operations Forum’ in Salt Lake City. In his current role at Richmond Steel Recycling, he has spent time at various sites across the USA such as New Jersey, New Haven & Chicago. This has enabled him to learn, expand and implement different processes improving safety, efficiency and productivity in several areas. 

Guilherme describes himself as a happy, open and friendly person who also has a strategic and logical mind. He uses computers, a wide variety of technology and software on a daily basis-I like to explore each available system to improve efficiency and productivity. Reducing waste, boosting time management and discovering new, innovative techniques is a huge focus of his. 

Shaun Barrett

Yard Manager, Kamloops, BC

Shaun, boasting over 26 years of comprehensive experience in the scrap metal industry. Having navigated through diverse roles in non-ferrous material handling, processing, and ferrous operations, Shaun brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. 

With a steadfast commitment to safety, Shaun swiftly embraced the safety protocols at Richmond Steel following the acquisition of Kamloops Scrap Iron. Currently, he is actively involved in KMI entries for monthly yard inspections, Near Miss logins, and Safety Committee meetings with our sister companies.

Having recently assumed the role of Yard Supervisor, Shaun is proud to have achieved a personal goal of ascending to the helm of the Kamloops division. The significance of this achievement is deeply rooted in familial ties, as the yard was established by his grandfather, predating its transition to Richmond Steel or Kamloops Scrap Iron. He extends his gratitude to the entire RSR team for their unwavering support and belief in his endeavors.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Shaun finds fulfillment in various hobbies. Whether it’s cheering for his son at hockey games during winter, soaking up the sun at the beach in summer, or indulging in martial arts classes, his priority is always quality time spent with family.

Last summer, Shaun was honored with the promotion to Yard Manager—a milestone representing years of dedication and perseverance. Embracing this new role has been immensely gratifying, not only in terms of personal achievements but also in fostering meaningful connections with colleagues. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our yard for years to come.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Shaun has dedicated himself to serving the community as a member of the Kamloops Fire Department over the past few years. Balancing training to be a paid on-call firefighter with his professional responsibilities has presented its challenges, yet it is a pursuit he wholeheartedly enjoys. Currently serving as a member of the Station 5 crew, he actively participates in weekly training sessions every Wednesday.

Sandor Arguello

Yard Manager, Edmonton, AB

Sandor is the Edmonton yard manager reporting to Sebastien Rosner – VP of Operations. Sandor joined Richmond Steel Recycling (RSR) in 2018, with over 15 years’ of experience in Operations and Logistics Management, prior to joining RSR, Sandor worked in the electronics and scrap recycling industry holding various operational, logistical and account management roles.

Sandor is a well-rounded professional with a proven track record of efficiently and effectively overseeing activities of multiple departments and diverse teams. He enjoys making a difference in the world by working in the recycling industry as well as continuous learning and working with people with diverse backgrounds.

Sandor has been involved in various disaster and humanitarian relief efforts in the past and has volunteered as an interpreter translator for dental and medical brigades in Nicaragua.

Geoff Salton, BCom

Yard Manager, Prince George, BC

Geoff Salton joined Richmond Steel in 2014 as the operations manager for the Prince George yard. In 2019, Geoff was promoted to the Regional Operations Manager roll to oversee the Prince George, Kamloops and Fort St. John operations. He is responsible for the central and western areas of BC and works with a car crushing crew for larger scale recycling projects at customer sites throughout the central interior.

Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Richmond Steel, Geoff worked for Maple Leaf Loading Ltd. as the business manager. Maple Leaf Loading was a mining transportation and logistics company which provided considerable experience with transportation and logistics.

Kelly Brown

Yard Manager, Fort St. John, BC

Kelly joined Richmond Steel Recycling in 1979 and moved into his current role as the yard manager of the Fort St. John yard in 2005. Kelly’s career spans from being a scale operator, machine operator, truck driver, buyer, setting up a new yard, barge loading, and staff coordination. He has also owned his own metal recycling business in the past.

Kelly’s hobbies include car racing, fishing, quadding, and just about every outdoor activity.

Jody Vandenhoorn

Commercial Buyer

Jody is the primary contact for all mobile material processing. She joined Richmond Steel Recycling in 2015. Her responsibilities include all landfill material management and contract procurement, account management, and management of the mobile material baling and car crushing crews. She manages three teams of balers and 4 teams of car crushers covering British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.

Prior to joining Richmond Steel Recycling, Jody worked in the self-serve automotive recycling sector from 2001 to 2016. During this time she managed operations for sales and production at multiple sites in British Columbia and Alberta. Daily she managed teams of 20-50 people, ensuring their safety and efficient productivity. Jody also performed as a project manager in multiple store acquisitions and shutdowns, managing multiple projects in different locations.

Jody has a safety-first attitude and is always available for her customers and contractors’ concerns.

Divyajeet Tiwana, BSME, MM

Transportation Manager

Divyajeet Tiwana (Dev) started working at Richmond Steel in 2017 and is responsible for where he is charged with the planning and development for the company’s transportation, logistics, and supply chain needs.

Dev is a dynamic, analytical and entrepreneurial individual.  With five years of logistics and supply chain management experience, he is focused on improving operational efficiency and targeting sustainable growth for all parties involved, from the supplier to the customer. He has previously worked at Huawei Technologies as a project logistics specialist as well as successfully managed a start-up called XPS Trucking Inc.

Dev is currently pursuing SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) Certification from Simon Fraser University.

Raj Cheema

Logistics Coordinator

Bio coming soon…