ISRI’s new Assistant Vice President, International Trade, Fred Fischer comes to the association with more than two decades’ worth of government and international trade experience. Fischer recently took some time to chat with Scrap News about his background, what brought him to ISRI, and what he’s looking forward to accomplishing in his role.

Tell us about your background.

I come to ISRI with more than 25 years of government and international trade experience. I have worked as a policy advisor, trade negotiator, and international trade analyst with senior-level U.S. and international policymakers, business leaders, and industry associations to help shape policy, negotiate agreements, and promote free and fair trade.

What made you apply for a job with ISRI?

Having recently retired from Federal Government service, I was looking for an opportunity to join an organization dedicated to promoting innovation, sustainability, and supply chain resiliency while simultaneously growing investments and jobs in the United States and around the world. ISRI and its members are working toward these same goals, and I am thankful for the opportunity to support these efforts.

 What are you looking forward to the most at ISRI?

I am looking forward to working with the global recycling community to advance policy initiatives that support and grow economically sustainable and environmentally responsible recycling in the United States and around the world.