Our Team

Our family business supplies web-based surplus materials exchanges in communities across North America through a package of services which includes software, web-hosting, security, support and training. In return for an annual fee, we provide a total system designed to make creating and operating a materials exchange as simple, inexpensive and effective as possible. Ours is the only system that tracks and reports on the weight and nature of waste diverted as well as the dollar savings and the Greenhouse Gas emissions avoided through diversion.

Norm Ruttan

President

normNorm is the owner and general manager of iWasteNot systems. After 26 years of public service in the Canadian National Parks system as a Park Naturalist, Visitor Services Officer, Area Manager and National Park Superintendent Norm semi-retired in 2003. Prior to working for Canada’s National Park system Norm worked from 1967 to 1974 as a High School Science and Biology teacher . From 2002 to 2005 Norm helped establish and organize the operation of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve – Canada’s 12th UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In 2004/05 Norm was President of the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and Leader for a visit to the People’s Republic of China which resulted in twinning 3 Canadian Biosphere Reserves with 3 Chinese Biosphere Reserves. During the same period, Norm worked part-time with iWasteNot Systems to help establish our company.

  • It is better for one company to produce 100 excellent waste exchanges, than for 100 companies to duplicate processes so that each produces 1 mediocre waste exchange.
  • A successful company listens and responds to clients, and engages in continuous improvement.
  • We sell long-term service rather than short-term, one-off products.

Since mid-2005 Norm has devoted himself to growing iWasteNot Systems including The Reuses Network – our new 3R’s Community Portal System for non-profit environmental organizations.


James Ruttan

C.E.O

jamesJames Ruttan has more than fifteen years experience managing teams and highly technical processes in both the software industry and the world of film and television.

During the early 1990s, James managed Timberlake Software, a small company which created databases for the medical insurance industry. He left to travel and teach in Asia and when he returned to Canada began working in the film industry, becoming an accredited editor in the process. Later, as Post Production Supervisor, James broke new ground and shepherded twin award-winning television series (Weird Homes and Weird Wheels, the first High Definition television series produced in Vancouver) from raw footage to final delivery. James went on to manage a prestigious multi-million dollar film and television Post-Production services facility, Post Digital Works, and managed Visual FX at Technicolor Vancouver before joining iWasteNot Systems.

James is now the C.E.O. at iWasteNot Systems which provides online sustainability tools throughout North America. James is a ‘people person’ who loves working with clients and his team to meet real world goals. As an added plus, the combination of high technology and an environmental purpose in his position satisfies his geeky side.


Jonathan Ruttan

Computer Programming and Database Management

jonJonathan Ruttan provides computer programming and database management to ensure that our web sites work dynamically with the statistical and content databases. Jon has experience in computer programming for a medical database system and with Queen’s University as a computer programmer for a virtual reality studio. Jon has also administered SQL databases for an on-line gaming company.

 


Barret Ruttan

Web Development & Design

meBarret is a graduate of Durham College in Computer Programming with 2 years of experience in the art department of a commercial web site company and 5 years of experience designing iWasteNot Systems waste exchanges and corporate webites. With skills in design, communications and computer programming, Barret ensures that our waste exchanges and marketing materials are functional and attractive.

Our Team

Our family business supplies web-based surplus materials exchanges in communities across North America through a package of services which includes software, web-hosting, security, support and training. In return for an annual fee, we provide a total system designed to make creating and operating a materials exchange as simple, inexpensive and effective as possible. Ours is the only system that tracks and reports on the weight and nature of waste diverted as well as the dollar savings and the Greenhouse Gas emissions avoided through diversion.

Norm Ruttan

President

normNorm is the owner and general manager of iWasteNot systems. After 26 years of public service in the Canadian National Parks system as a Park Naturalist, Visitor Services Officer, Area Manager and National Park Superintendent Norm semi-retired in 2003. Prior to working for Canada’s National Park system Norm worked from 1967 to 1974 as a High School Science and Biology teacher . From 2002 to 2005 Norm helped establish and organize the operation of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve – Canada’s 12th UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In 2004/05 Norm was President of the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association and Leader for a visit to the People’s Republic of China which resulted in twinning 3 Canadian Biosphere Reserves with 3 Chinese Biosphere Reserves. During the same period, Norm worked part-time with iWasteNot Systems to help establish our company.

Since mid-2005 Norm has devoted himself to growing iWasteNot Systems including The Reuses Network – our new 3R’s Community Portal System for non-profit environmental organizations.


James Ruttan

C.E.O

jamesJames Ruttan has more than fifteen years experience managing teams and highly technical processes in both the software industry and the world of film and television.

During the early 1990s, James managed Timberlake Software, a small company which created databases for the medical insurance industry. He left to travel and teach in Asia and when he returned to Canada began working in the film industry, becoming an accredited editor in the process. Later, as Post Production Supervisor, James broke new ground and shepherded twin award-winning television series (Weird Homes and Weird Wheels, the first High Definition television series produced in Vancouver) from raw footage to final delivery. James went on to manage a prestigious multi-million dollar film and television Post-Production services facility, Post Digital Works, and managed Visual FX at Technicolor Vancouver before joining iWasteNot Systems.

James is now the C.E.O. at iWasteNot Systems which provides online sustainability tools throughout North America. James is a ‘people person’ who loves working with clients and his team to meet real world goals. As an added plus, the combination of high technology and an environmental purpose in his position satisfies his geeky side.


Jonathan Ruttan

Computer Programming and Database Management

jonJonathan Ruttan provides computer programming and database management to ensure that our web sites work dynamically with the statistical and content databases. Jon has experience in computer programming for a medical database system and with Queen’s University as a computer programmer for a virtual reality studio. Jon has also administered SQL databases for an on-line gaming company.

 


Barret Ruttan

Web Development & Design

meBarret is a graduate of Durham College in Computer Programming with 2 years of experience in the art department of a commercial web site company and 5 years of experience designing iWasteNot Systems waste exchanges and corporate webites. With skills in design, communications and computer programming, Barret ensures that our waste exchanges and marketing materials are functional and attractive.