Libby Bernick is Senior Vice President of North America for Trucost, a London-based research firm that measures environmental performance and financially values environmental risks and impacts. Since 2000, Trucost data and tools have been used worldwide by investors and corporations to build more resilient supply chains and procurement programs. As a member of Trucost's senior leadership team, she manages the company's North American business. Libby has worked in executive positions developing products and programs that enable companies to measure supplier, resource and commodity risks in supply chains across North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms Bernick has led the application of Trucost's supply chain analyses, including impact spend analysis tools and supplier databases, for a number of businesses. An author of numerous articles and a frequent speaker at international industry forums on supply chains and valuing natural capital, Bernick is expert in business strategies that incorporate sustainability-based market opportunities and environmental metrics. Ms. Bernick has degrees in engineering, chemistry and biology and over 30 years of experience working with businesses to integrate environmental performance into operations and decision-making.
Judy Glazer is Vice President of Hewlett-Packard's Social and Environmental Responsibility team for Printing and Personal Systems. Her team is accountable for product and supply chain social and environmental management for personal computing systems, ink and laser printers and supplies, digital presses and other printing solutions, including compliance and design for the environment programs, ethical sourcing and take back solutions. To accomplish these objectives, Glazer and her team work with product development and supply chain management teams as well as with HP's extensive network of suppliers. This team has been responsible for many of HP's social and environmental responsibility leadership efforts, including achievements such as lifecycle assessment, enabling manufacturing of printing supplies with closed-loop recycled plastic and development of innovative product take back and recycling solutions in both developed and developing economies. The team also supports sales and engages customers on social and environmental responsibility topics on behalf of all of HP, including HP's server, storage, networking and data center solutions. ▼
Previously, Glazer directed pan-HP product and supply chain sustainability programs including RoHS and other materials and substance management programs and HP's internationally recognized program to implement the company's code of conduct for labor, ethics, health and safety, and environmental standards in its supply chain. Judy joined HP in 1989. She holds BS degrees in Materials Science and Electrical Engineering and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, all from the University of California, Berkeley. Her past roles encompassed electronics assembly manufacturing technology and reliability and a variety of leadership positions in engineering and supply chain.
Chandrakant Patel is an HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer at HP Labs in Palo Alto, California. Chandrakant has led HP Labs in delivering innovations in storage, networking, print engines and software platforms. He is a pioneer in thermal and energy management in data centers, and in application of the information technology to drive available energy management at city scales. An ASME and an IEEE Fellow, Chandrakant has been granted more than 142 patents and published more than 150 papers. In 2014, Chandrakant was elected to the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.
Dr. Freimut Schröder is Vice President and head of the corporate department Environment, Health & Safety at Siemens Healthcare GmbH, located in Erlangen Germany. His day-today responsibilities include the direction and leadership of Environmental Protection, Health Management and Safety. Dr. Schröder graduated from the University of Göttingen in Germany with a degree in physics. Dr. Schröder is a member of the following professional organizations: Chairman of IEC 60601-1 Working Group 20 (Environment), Chairman of the COCIR Committee Environment, Health and Safety (European Medical Industry Association) and Member of the advisory committee of the Bavarian Ministry of Environmental Protection. He is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Bamberg.
Shegerian is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business' Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board. He is also a Presidio Fellow in Sustainability and Sports with the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. He has been named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young. He received the "Innovator of the Year" award from the International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo (IERCE) for his development of RecycleNation.com and its role in democratizing the recycling process nationwide. He was also named the 2012 recipient of the Harold Zinkin Entrepreneur of the Year Award commemorating a proven track record of leading a business through several years of success. In 2012, Shegerian and ERI were both inducted into the International Green Business Hall of Fame. ERI has also won "Recycler of the Year" and the "Industry Pioneer" award from the IERCE. ▼
Shegerian's talks on sustainability, innovation and the benefits of running a green business have moved and inspired prestige audiences in China, India, Mexico and throughout Europe, as well as at the World Bank, United Nations and the White House. He is also a globally recognized authority on cybersecurity and the protection of sensitive data, often providing his expert knowledge to news media, including Time, Newsweek and Wired, among others.
Established by Shegerian in 2002, ERI collects and recycles electronic waste, specializing in the sustainable dismantling of consumer electronic items. Under Shegerian's stewardship, ERI has fast become the largest and most efficient recycler of electronic waste in the word. ERI is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computers, and virtually all other types of electronics equipment.
ERI developed and houses the largest e-waste shredder in the world, and was the first electronic recycler to be dual certified (R2 and BAN e-Steward certifications) as a responsible recycler of electronics. ERI now processes more than 275 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations serving every zip code in the United States.
Shegerian is also host and founder of "Green is Good," heard nationwide via "America's Talk" on iHeartRadio. Green is Good is the nation's #1 rated environmentally themed radio program, in which Shegerian interviews celebrities, company leaders and green nonprofits regarding environmental issues and opportunities. Guests have included spokespeople from Procter & Gamble, PG&E, UPS, Alcoa, Nestle, Glad Products, AT&T, Dell, Lipton Tea, the US EPA, Ohio State University, the National Wildlife Federation, Ben & Jerry's, HP/Panasonic, the NRDC, Honeywell, National Geographic, Nascar, General Motors, Best Buy, Maxwell Technologies, Wal-Mart, Verizon and FedEx, among many others.
Prior to his work at ERI, Shegerian co-founded FinancialAid.com, one of the most successful student loan companies in the country. While at FinancialAid.com, he also created RateYourCampus.com (a college student polling and feedback community), leading to the creation of CampusDirt.com (which evolved into the most relevant and visited college search engine). Also, CampusClix.com was created and became one of the first college social networking properties on the web.
In October 2004, Shegerian and his partners sold FinancialAid.com and all the aforementioned affiliated properties to Education Lending Group, which was purchased in February 2005 by CIT (NYSE: CIT).
In 2004, Shegerian created, and still serves as Founder and CEO of Addicted.com, a comprehensive, interactive website dedicated to helping those struggling with the disease of addiction, that has become the leading online space for the recovering community.
Shegerian is driven by his commitment to innovate and develop companies that benefit and inspire others and are socially responsible. He has a 25-year track record of quickly converting start-ups into large, highly successful business enterprises.
Over the years, Shegerian has also assisted many of the State's top legislators with guidance pertaining to policies geared toward the reduction of gang and youth violence.
No stranger to "recycling lives" and serving up second chances, in 1993 Shegerian co-founded Homeboy Tortillas and Homeboy Industries, which continues to serve as a paradigm for urban renewal in America and was awarded the New York Stock Exchange "Building for the Future" Award for creating new jobs and opportunities for gang-impacted youth in post-riot Los Angeles.
Shegerian is also the recipient of the prestigious "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award," presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Committee to businessmen working to provide compassionate solutions for society's problems.
Bill Weihl is Director of Sustainability at Facebook. His group directs work on sustainability and energy efficiency across the company, driving projects to track and reduce the company's environmental footprint in all aspects of its operations. They also work with other companies to scale the deployment of renewable energy. Prior to Facebook, Bill was Green Energy Czar at Google. Earlier in his career, he was a Professor of Computer Science at MIT, a researcher at Digital's Systems Research Center, and CTO of Akamai Technologies. He holds an SB degree in Mathematics, as well as SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Computer Science, all from MIT.
Andrew Winston is a globally recognized expert on how companies can navigate and profit from humanity's biggest challenges. Andrew's first book, Green to Gold, was the top-selling green business title of the last decade, selling over 100,000 copies in seven languages. Inc. Magazine included Green to Gold on its all-time list of 30 books that every manager should own. His latest book, The Big Pivot, has been selected among the "Best Business Books of 2014" by Strategy+Business magazine. The book provides a practical roadmap to help leaders build resilient, thriving companies and communities in a volatile world. He is also author of the Harvard Business Review Magazine cover story, "Resilience in a Hotter World." As founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, Andrew's views on strategy have been sought after by many of the world's leading companies, including Boeing, HP, J&J, Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, PwC, and Unilever.
Jonas creates and directs the Green Electronics Council's marketing programs to reach business, purchaser and consumer audiences. His role includes collaborating with multiple stakeholders to develop communications programs that demonstrate the integrity, utility and relevance of the EPEAT green rating system. Jonas has more than 12 years of marketing and PR experience with regional and global technology companies. He worked most recently as worldwide marketing manager with Merchandising Technologies, Inc. (MTI). At MTI, Jonas led marketing initiatives resulting in business with international retailers and some of the world's most recognized consumer electronics manufacturers. At Cricket Wireless, he managed the marketing activities of more than 100 Cricket Wireless stores in the Pacific Northwest and developed the company's nationwide model for marketing its Lifeline program to low-income adults. A lifelong Oregonian, Jonas began his career as a journalist after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He currently lives in Portland with his wife and two children.
Carol Baroudi, Global Sustainability and Compliance for Arrow Electronics, works to define and drive sustainability initiatives. Carol's primary focus is sustainable electronics and its potential contribution toward overall sustainability goals, brand protection and enhancement. She works to support customers' sustainability initiatives, including education, evangelizing and reporting. Carol is the lead-author of Green IT For Dummies, which gives organizations basic principles and guidance in moving toward sustainable IT, including basics of power management and what to consider in greening your data center. She co-leads the Boston Area Sustainability Group http://www.basg.org, producing monthly programs aimed at furthering sustainability education, building collaborative networks, and driving sustainability forward. Prior to joining Arrow, Carol worked as an industry analyst as Research Director of Sustainability and Green IT at Aberdeen Group, CEO of Baroudi Bloor International, and Vice President at Hurwitz Group. A best-selling author, Carol's books have more than 7 million copies in print in more than 30 languages -including the first 11 editions of Internet For Dummies, Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies, Mastering COBOL, Internet Secrets, and Email For Dummies. Ms. Baroudi holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a post baccalaureate certificate in Sustainable Development from the University of Massachusetts.
David Batker (Chief Economist and Executive Director) is the co-founder and Executive Director of Earth Economics based in Tacoma, Washington. He completed his graduate training in economics under Herman Daly, one of the world's foremost ecological economists. His career path has taken him to the World Bank, Coal Mining Companies, and Greenpeace as an advisor providing a fresh look to economics. Leading the Earth Economics team, David pioneered path-breaking studies showing the value of natural systems, e.g. for buffering hurricane and flood impacts. He has advised the US government on greening 436,000 federal buildings. He has worked on international projects in over 40 countries. David co-authored a book with John de Graaf, entitled What's the Economy for, Anyway?, which has ranked in the top ten economics and business books by the New York Book Review.
Darren is responsible for driving initiatives at Sprint that help reduce environmental impact while enhancing the company's reputation and its bottom line. Darren achieves this by advising a range of working teams focused on areas like waste reduction, water conservation, sustainable packaging, responsible procurement, and 'winning with corporate responsibility' in business sales. Darren also is responsible for developing an innovation pipeline for Corporate Social Responsibility (CR). He works with partners inside and outside the company to identify "shared value" opportunities that generate new streams of revenue for Sprint while helping to create a better world. Darren has an MBA from the University of Kansas and brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, business development, strategy and corporate responsibility to his current role.
Paulo Ernani Bergamo dos Santos is tax auditor from the municipality of Sao Paulo, Brazil (since1999) and civil engineer from University of Sao Paulo (USP-1990) now enrolled at the University of Columbia of the City of New York, School of International Affairs, Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy. His multidisciplinary knowledge linked to information technology and sustainability allowed him to create a project to identify and save victims of Chattered Baby Syndrome by the interconnection of Hospitals that became a Law in the city of Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He also holds a bachelor degree in law and a master degree in history of science from Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo as well as a master degree in international criminal law from University of Granada, Spain, with a thesis on cybercrime and the protection of children in Brazil and Spain. He holds MBA in Sustainable ITC(USP).
Mike Biddle is the Founder and President of MBA Polymers, President of Waste Free Oceans Americas and well known TED Speaker (his TED talk). He is the recipient of 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, sometimes called the Nobel Prize for Environment and many other awards. MBA Polymers is a world leading recycler of plastics from complex waste streams. He was featured as The Garbage Man on Popular Science and shared his thoughts with The Guardian on why there isn't more recycling in the United States.
One of the co-founders of Electronic Recyclers International®, Aaron Blum is directly involved with high-level sales and compliance. Blum's accounts include such Fortune 500 companies as NEC, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toyota, BFI and Waste Management. In addition, Blum was instrumental in the development of the corporate relations and research and development infrastructures for ERI. He has helped lead the company to the #1 approval rating for SB20/50 claims in the state of California and played an integral part in working with the state to develop new regulations and improve the current SB20/50 legislation regarding electronic waste. Before co-founding ERI, Blum headed the sales department for Pullz Computers, a Southern California-based computer resale company. Within a year of starting with Pullz, Blum helped double the company's sales revenue. Blum graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in business administration.
Geoffrey has been with TUV Rheinland since May of 2001 and is currently involved in developing and growing business for Environmental Services including RoHS, REACH, WEEE and certification to provide a full range of Environmental Services to our clients. He recently joined the NSF 426 Environmental Leadership Standard for Servers and is the Task Group Leader for "Substances of Concern." Geoffrey provides training and seminars for clients who require compliance to standards and regulations around the globe. Geoffrey Bock started out as an Industrial Machinery Engineer for TUV Rheinland North America in May of 2001. In 2004 he joined the ASTM F40 (Declarable Substances in Materials) Committee and was a subcommittee officer for 8 years. Since 2001, Geoffrey has held such positions as Industrial Machinery Engineer, Regional Sales Manager, Project Manager RoHS & WEEE, Senior Business Development Manager and currently Director of Environmental Services. Prior to working for TUV Rheinland of North America, Geoffrey worked for Procter & Gamble in Germany as an Industrial Hygiene & Safety Leader for 10 years. Before working for Procter & Gamble, Geoffrey worked for the United States Army as a Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Warfare Expert from 1982 to 1992.
Carlos brings over 12 years of global public policy experience with a focus on sustainability, climate change, international trade and investment. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, including helping lead policy advocacy for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and as a former international trade negotiator at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Carlos has an MA from the School of International Service at American University and speaks English, Spanish and French.
Alex Cano is a Graduate Research Assistant in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. His research focuses on developing life cycle assessment (LCA) methods for emerging technologies such as nanomaterials and novel munitions compounds. Alex just returned from a Research Internship with the US Army Corps of Engineers where he contributed to development of custom impact assessment methods. He was first introduced to life cycle assessment (LCA) while receiving dual Bachelor's Degrees in Applied Mathematics and Sustainability, culminating in two studies that helped inform decision makers at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority regarding light rail expansion.
With over 25 years of experience building and operating data centers, Jakob (Jake) Carnemark has dedicated his career to tackling an issue that has long plagued the mission critical industry. As Founder and CEO of Aligned Energy, Carnemark oversees an integrated group of four innovative, forwardthinking companies - Energy Metrics, Inertech, Karbon Engineering and Aligned Data Centers - all of which are committed to solving the world's toughest challenges associated with data center building infrastructure, energy consumption and water usage. He is responsible for directing the overall strategy for the company with a focus on lowering the cost and drain of resources needed to run data centers by more than 50%. Prior to Aligned Energy, Carnemark worked for 11 years as the Senior Vice President of Skanska's Mission Critical Center of Excellence where he was responsible for growing the international construction firm's mission critical business. While at Skanska, he worked on largescale complex projects, including building the first installation of Canadian-based TELUS' smart, ultra-green modular data center that resulted in an 80% decrease in operational costs. Throughout his tenure, he brought in more than $1 billion of new business. ▼
In 2013, Engineering News Record (ENR) recognized Carnemark as a Top Industry Innovator for his contributions to the identification of solutions that would transform the data center industry. Carnemark has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also attended Stanford University where he participated in its CTO Institutes's Executive Education program.
Marshall leads BSR's work with manufacturing companies headquartered in the Americas. He supports BSR's information and communications technology and transport and logistics practices. With a strong background in corporate environmental issues and on-the-ground experience in emerging economies, Marshall works with BSR members on international sustainability strategy development and execution, as well as on product, service, supply chain strategy, and assessment. He also leads BSR's work related to conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining BSR, Marshall led the development of business services and partnerships at the American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, and managed environmental initiatives as a consultant to major real estate companies in the Washington, D.C., area. He also has experience in sustainable business development as a Peace Corps Volunteer and consultant in West Africa. Marshall holds an M.B.A. and M.S. in Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Enterprise from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College.
Alexandra has been working at Hewlett-Packard for the last fifteen years. Throughout her career at HP, she has had the opportunity to manage various environmental programs including product take back and recycling, conflict minerals management, and product stewardship. For the last eight years she has been managing HP's worldwide lifecycle assessment and product carbon footprinting programs, with a goal of understanding the major impacts of HP's computer products. She is currently focused on leading industry groups with the purpose of working collaboratively to minimize the impacts of IT products.
Lisa has the great pleasure of providing product regulatory compliance expertise to nine IBM Brands supporting software developers designing appliances (a plug and play combination of applications and hardware). During her five year career with IBM, she has developed, implemented and manages a compliance assessment program for appliances; has successfully executed to RoHS, REACH, WEEE, and TSCA requirements along with Safety, EMC, homologation and hybrid topics such as the China MPS Sales Permit. She is an active participant in the IBM Center of Excellence - Environment programs including support of the annual IBM and the Environment report and Product Stewardship initiatives. Additionally, Lisa has 24 years at Hewlett Packard with 12 years as their Enterprise Sector Environmental Programs Manager where she was directly involved in managing their successful compliance to original RoHS (2006) and lobby efforts to secure the lead server solder exemption. Lisa has a Bachelor's of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master's in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford.
Tord Dennis is the Leader of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's Integrated Product Compliance Management (IPCM) Practice. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Mr. Dennis has over twenty years of technical and marketing experience for multinational entities in North America, with projects related to product development, supply chain management, and business collaboration; governance, risk management and compliance; and process analysis, re-engineering, improvement and documentation. Previously, Mr. Dennis worked as a product manager at Siemens, where he built and managed strategy for embedding environmental compliance into the PLM process and integrated new solutions into the software portfolio. Mr. Dennis holds an MBA and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
Jon's primary focus is on developing innovative solutions, ensuring exceptional service and creating value for businesses and organizations that work with the US branch. Jon has over 10 years of experience in sustainability, LCA, impact assessment, sustainability strategy and the communication. He has a Master's Degree in Environmental Health Science from the University of Michigan.
Holly is a Senior Program Manager for the EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program in EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention in Washington D.C. She has over 16 years of experience working on a variety of green purchasing topics and assisting federal agencies in factoring the environment into purchasing decisions. She is currently a Co-Chair of the Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group, and a member of the Interagency Conformity Assurance Working Group, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council's IT Technical Advisory Group, the Joint Committee of the NSF 426 Sustainable Servers Standard, and the IEEE 1680.1 Working Group for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products. She received an EPA Gold Award for her involvement in the formation and implementation of the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, issued by the White House's Council on Environmental Quality. She was selected as a Fed 100, awarded to government and industry leaders who have "played pivotal roles in the federal government IT community-individuals who have gone above and beyond their daily responsibilities and have made a difference in the way technology has transformed their agency or accelerated their agency's mission". Holly holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.
Lindsay develops verification processes, manages third-party auditors, provides technical support to participating manufacturers and contributes to the ongoing improvement of the EPEAT conformity assessment systems. These efforts help to ensure the credibility and accuracy of the EPEAT product categories. Lindsay has more than 10 years of experience working in product and system certification, including as Program Director of an internationally recognized ISO 17065 accredited certification body for products used in organic agriculture. She has developed inspection procedures, verification criteria, administrative procedures, and other conformity assurance documents. Most recently, Lindsay served on a number of international government and agency stakeholder task forces to review, write, and update standards. She is knowledgeable of many types of standard development and interpretation processes, and specializes in highly technical standards requiring a great deal of expertise to interpret and perform conformity assurance activities. Lindsay holds a B.S. in Natural Resources from Oregon State University and M.S. in Geography. She is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Colin Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland. His research centres on sustainable lifecycle engineering with an emphasis on electrical and electronic equipment. This has seen him work on several industry, national and EU projects related to Eco-Design, Product Lifetime Extension, Reuse, Conflict Minerals, Circular Economy, WEEE and Electricity Demand Management. He served as Co-ordinator of the StEP Task Force on Reuse from 2009 until 2014 and is currently a member of the UNIDO supported Ethiopian E-Waste Management Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Electronics Goes Green, International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology and Care Innovation Program Committees. He will be the local host for the StEP E-Waste Academy for Scientists (EWAS) which will be held in Limerick in August 2016. He holds a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Limerick
Stacey Foreman manages the City of Portland's Sustainable Procurement Program and has been incorporating environmentally preferable products and services into public contracts for over a decade. Stacey is active in a variety of regional and national efforts to build sustainable procurement resources, and sits on advisory committees for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and the Responsible Purchasing Network. Stacey is a LEED Accredited Professional and has presented to national international audiences on the topic of sustainability in public procurement.
As Director of Alliance Development, Erin Gately is responsible for targeted projects that expand the scope, influence and mission of GEC. This is based on the strategic intent goal of "Build(ing) GEC as an Awareness / Influence Hub." This work includes expanding GEC's role as a convener for events in relevant topics, identifying gaps in creating greener electronics and getting buy-in to work toward closing those gaps, and finally to identify and celebrate advances in green electronics. Erin comes to the Green Electronics Council from Hewlett-Packard, where she worked over 19 years in a variety of roles, most recently as Worldwide Product Stewardship Manager in the Personal Systems Group. Her job functions included assuring Hewlett-Packard products' conformance with environmental product requirements and certifications. She is familiar with the efforts required to comply with complex environmental specifications, and aware of the challenges manufacturers encounter in managing electronics supply chains that span the globe. Erin has a MBA from Bainbridge Graduate Institute with a focus on Sustainable Business. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineer from the University of Miami. She is currently working in the Certificate Program in the Essentials of Green Chemistry through UC Berkeley Extension. Erin has been profiled by Sierra Club Magazine and by WGBH Boston as a sustainability leader.
Mike Geyer is the Director, Manufacturing 360 Evangelism, Ecosystems & Emerging Tech at Autodesk. Mike has worked in an open pit mine, an aluminum smelter, heavy construction, and as a cognitive sciences research assistant prior to joining Autodesk. His interests include additive manufacturing, advanced automation, machine learning, wisdom of the ancients, and the alchemy that occurs at the intersection of art and science. He is part of the emerging services and products group at Autodesk and enjoys helping the company lead the new industrial revolution.
George Goodman is the Executive Director for the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA; http://odca.org), leading the efforts of this broadly based consortium dedicated to establishing an easy path to data center and cloud adoption by organizations worldwide. Prior to working with ODCA, George has led technology and product development in several Information and Computing Technology (ICT) companies, creating products ranging from full computer systems through communications products to branded consumer offerings, at Intel, Sequent, Xerox, and other companies. In addition, George was Executive Director of Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and led the Liberty Alliance Project as its President. George earned his Ph. D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1980 following his Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1976.
Grant Gordon is the Chief Operating Officer for DeepWater Desal. He is a senior level executive experienced in operations, business process optimization, supply chain, and large scale post-merger business integration for both public and private companies. Grant received his MBA in Organizational Management and worked for some of the world's most innovative and fastest growing companies including, Sun, Cisco, Apple, SanDisk, and KPMG. DeepWater Desal is committed to providing the Monterey Region with an environmentally friendly Oceanographic solution for pure, low cost desalinated water to solve a regional water crisis. DeepWater Desal will develop one of the "Greenest" industrial complexes in the world, while producing pure potable water at a cost significantly lower than most traditional water processing facilities. The project will couple desalination with 150MW of Sea Water Cooled Data Center Operations, creating unique synergies never before achieved with a target PUE of 1.06 in the Data Center Operations.
Elizabeth Grossman is an independent journalist and writer specializing in environmental and science issues. She is the author of Chasing Molecules, High Tech Trash, Watershed and other books. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including National Geographic News, Scientific American, The Guardian, Ensia, Mother Jones, Yale e360, Civil Eats, In These Times, the Washington Post, Salon and The Nation.
Steve Gutmann is Stuffstr's Co-founder and VP of Business Development. He works with retailers and brands, resale and sharing marketplaces, and donation and recycling organizations to build out Stuffstr's product life cycle management platform. A business development and sales executive whose career spans a variety of environmentally-oriented businesses and startups, he began his career at two community finance lenders: the Nonprofit Finance Fund and One PacificCoast Bank (originally ShoreBank). He was then an early employee at Zipcar (originally Flexcar), a pioneering car sharing firm that went public and was then acquired by Avis. Then he led North American sales for EcoSecurities, an international carbon trading firm that was subsequently acquired by JP Morgan Chase. Most recently, Steve helped to launch Getaround, the Silicon Valley-based peer-to-peer car sharing startup. Steve holds a BA in History and Economics from Dartmouth College.
Susan joined the Green Electronics Council in January 2013 to help ensure the credibility and accuracy of the EPEAT product categories. In her role, she develops verification processes, manages third-party auditors, provides technical support to participating companies and contributes to the ongoing improvement of the EPEAT conformity assessment systems. Susan has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing conformity assurance programs, performing lifecycle-based investigations, developing environmental leadership standards and overseeing large multi-stakeholder consensus processes. She is a recognized expert in environmental standards development, independent verification processes and sustainability positioning. Most recently with TerraChoice / UL Environment, Susan spearheaded the development, implementation and launch of a new validation-services subsidiary and ensured the organization's consulting services had the scientific rigor and responsiveness depended on by purchasers, stakeholders and the public. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering, and undertook postgraduate studies in mechanical and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto. She spends her time in both Ottawa, Ontario and Portland, Oregon.
Constantin is principal consultant at thinkstep AG (formerly PE INTERNATIONAL) and team lead metals, manufacturing, electronics & automotive. Life Cycle Thinking is the base for modern profitable business, which is reflected in his day to day business. Tools for environmental product assessment and corporate sustainability reporting accompanied with data for sustainability performance calculation, integrated with services and consulting provides he and his team to the long list of clients every day. He works on the subject of LCA and sustainability aspects of electronics since 1997 and started this in the group at University of Stuttgart that invented the LCA tool GaBi.
Rob Holdway is co-founder and Director of environmental management consultants Giraffe, working with companies on carbon management and footprinting, sustainable design, innovation management and EU environmental legislation. Rob was described by 'The Manufacturer' magazine as 'Britain's leading eco-design consultant'. Giraffe was listed by The Guardian as one of the 10 brightest independent UK green businesses. Rob was presenter and on-screen expert for Channel 4's DUMPED programme screened last year. Check out Rob's Channel 4 Blog.Rob is a judge on this years The Observer Ethical Awards and is one of London's Sustainable Development Commission's London Leaders for 2009. Rob is also the face and on-screen expert for At Home Magazine - 'At Home with Rob Holdway - All you need to know about living in an eco environment' published October 2008 (EMP plc). Rob has written an article - 'Design for a One Planet Economy' for The Innovation Handbook published by Kogan Page in September 2008. Rob is one of 8 advisors on the UK Government Envirowise programme, an advisor on Sustainable Products and Materials Programme for Defra, and he is also an technical advisor on the Government WRAP programme.
Jaco Huisman is Scientific Advisor to the UNU and leading the IAS SCYCLE Electronics Recycling Group. He is steering various international projects to quantify the e-waste amounts and problems worldwide in cooperation with key research institutes and universities. In the past, he has been the lead author of the UNU study supporting the European Commission's 2008 Review of the EU WEEE Directive and the advanced e-waste country study for various European countries. He is also the scientific coordinator of the FP7 project CWIT: "Countering WEEE Illegal Trade" and the H2020 project ProSUM: Prospecting Secondary raw materials in the Urban Mine. Jaco holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology on eco-efficiency of take-back and recycling systems for electronics. Besides his UNU responsibilities, he is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology.
Noelle Humenick is Senior Manager, Community Engagement, at the IEEE Standards Association. Over the past 18 years she has helped to drive the growth of the IEEE-SA community engagement platform, holding various strategic positions of increasing responsibility across the organization. Most recently, she has undertaken various thought leadership initiatives, including acting as a spokesperson for the Open Stand initiative (open-stand.org). She is most interested in how the form and function of the not-for-profit landscape is evolving and works to drive organizations towards a governance model that serves the well-being of all.
Walter Jager is founder and principal consultant of ECD Compliance where he works with product manufacturers, suppliers, and others on environmental regulations, sustainability, and conformity certification to standards. Walter has led and made technical contributions in the development of several International Environmental Standards. Walter is the current working group chair of IEEE 1680.1 - the environmental assessment standard for computers, tablets, and monitors and also chairs the Canadian committee for IEC/TC111 on environment standardization of electrotechnical products. He has contributed to standards on restricted substance control, carbon footprint, materials declaration, recycling, and environmental assessment. Walter holds Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration and has held positions in design engineering, quality and reliability engineering, product management, supply chain management, and environmental compliance and certification.
Tapani Jokinen is former Nokia/Microsoft Head of Design Portfolio & Strategy. He has over 20 Years extensive Design experience in various capacities and global locations building brands, products & user experiences, accelerate and drive cross functional innovation, exploring new business opportunities on business development and product portfolio planning to guide business strategies.
Alex K. Jones received the BS degree in 1998 in physics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the MS and PhD degrees in 2000 and 2002, respectively, in electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University. He is currently the Director of Computer Engineering and an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a Walter P. Murphy Fellow of Northwestern University, a senior member of the IEEE and ACM. Dr. Jones' research interests include compilation techniques for configurable systems and architectures, behavioral and low-power synthesis, parallel architectures and networks, radio frequency identification (RFID) and sensor networks, sustainable computing, and embedded computing for medical instruments. He is the author of more than 100 publications in these areas. His research is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, DARPA, CCC, and industry. Dr. Jones' contributions has received several awards including multiple SIGDA Service Awards, the 2010 ACM/SIGDA Distinguished Service Award, and Best Paper Award of the 2013 GLSVLSI Symposium. A paper from his graduate work was recently recognized as one of the top 25 papers from the first 20 years of FCCM (top 5% all time).▼
Dr. Jones is also an active leader in the community. He has served on numerous program committees such as DAC and PACT and he has been an AE for several journals in these areas including ACM TODAES. He is currently the Program Chair for the GLSVLSI Symposium. Recently, Dr. Jones led an effort in visioning for the electronic design automation community funded by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). Dr. Jones is also actively involved in efforts to improve the scientific method for experiments in computers science and engineering, to develop methods reproducible research, and a centralized hub for computer architecture simulators, emulators, benchmarks and experiments.
Darrell Kendall is the Director of the RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard), a quality, environment, health and safety management system certification that is designed for recyclers of all commodities. RIOS was developed in 2006 to increase environmental responsibility and health and safety programs across the recycling industry. The RIOS currently has over 250 facilities that are either certified or pursuing certification. Darrell holds an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a master's degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to this position, Darrell worked in International Development, focusing on development of higher education institutions in Africa, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
As a founding Partner of Greeneye Partners, Kelley Keogh has worked for over 23 years in the solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling and composting industries in Environmental, Health and Safety. Kelley and her company have audited electronics recycling facilities, metals smelters, hazardous waste facilities and glass industry recycling plants throughout the world. Her company trains auditors for the R2 Standard, she is serving a second term on the R2 Technical Advisory Committee, is trained as an e-Steward auditor, and consulted with BAN in the development of their standard. They have supported over 200 companies worldwide in preparation for certification to R2 and eStewards certification. She is certified in the States of Washington and Oregon as an electronics processor auditor and is an EPEAT Qualified Verifier and Standards Assessor.
Alex King was born and raised in London. He attended the University of Sheffield as an undergraduate and earned his doctorate from Oxford. He was a postdoc at Oxford and then M.I.T. before joining the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he also served as the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies (Dean of the Graduate School). He was the Head of the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue in from 1999 to 2007, the Director of DOE's Ames Laboratory from 2008 until 2013, and since June 2013 he has been the Director of the Critical Materials Institute - one of DOE's four Energy Innovation Hubs. King is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining Minerals and Materials; ASM International; and the Materials Research Society. He was also a Visiting Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1996 and a US Department of State Jefferson Science Fellow for 2005-06. Alex King was the President of MRS for 2002, Chair of the University Materials Council of North America for 2006-07, Co-chair of the Gordon Conference on Physical Metallurgy for 2006, and Chair of the APS Interest Group on Energy Research and Applications for 2010.
Mike Kirschner is an environmental compliance and performance expert providing advice and expertise to manufacturers in a variety of industries. Mike helps manufacturers define, implement and troubleshoot internal product lifecycle management systems that result in compliant products. He helps manufacturers understand, monitor and assess environmental regulations and related activities around the world including substance, e-waste, energy, climate change, and social requirements that impact product design and the supply chain. Mike was a member of the California EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control's original Green Ribbon Science Panel, which advised on development of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations and is currently serving on the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute Governing Board. Mike founded product lifecycle and environmental consultancy Design Chain Associates, LLC (DCA) in 2001, where he serves as president and managing partner. Prior to founding DCA, Mike spent 20 years in engineering and engineering management roles in the electronics industry at manufacturers including Intel and Compaq.
Amy Knight joined Hasbro, Inc. in January 2011. Knight brings with her over 16 years of experience in marketing, brand management and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, she is responsible for leading the company's CSR efforts, including cross-company integration, marketing, stakeholder engagement and reporting. Prior to joining Hasbro, Knight was the Program Director of Hewlett-Packard's Global Citizenship initiative. In this capacity, she led HP's global CSR program, including strategy, CSR governance, reputation management and measurement. She also led the company's CSR reporting efforts from 2005-2009 and helped HP attain numerous CSR and sustainability achievements, including #1 on CRO MAGAZINE'S 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2010, #1 in NEWSWEEK'S 2009 Green Rankings of America's 500 largest corporations, and #1 for three years running in the computer hardware sector of the DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX. In her prior roles Knight led the marketing efforts within HP's Information Technology function and served as the sales and marketing leader for an IT systems integration firm where she provided - among other services - IT risk assessment and mitigation for financial institutions and small- and medium-sized businesses. She also served as a Publisher and General Manager for the Daily Journal Corporation, managing sales and operations for regional Legal trade publications. Knight earned her BA in Journalism from San Diego State University, and has completed marketing programs through UC Santa Cruz and Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.
Bernd heads the Austrian Society for Systems Engineering and Automation - one of the leading research organisations in electronics and the environment - in Vienna as Managing Director since 1997. Besides that he runs his own small group of companies in Austria and Romania specialising on electronics recycling, recycling precious and critical metals as well as re-use of IT equipment and mobile phones since 1999. In 2007 and 2008 he has been appointed as International Consultant by the International Finance Corporation (part of the Worldbank group) to set up an efficient WEEE solution for Southeast Europe. In 2011 his contract with IFC has been enlarged also to India. Since 2011 Bernd teaches "Resource Efficiency" and "End-of-Life Management" as part-time Lecturer at Vienna University of Technology. Bernd graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Vienna University of Technology in 1993, received his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA in 1996 and finally his PhD from Vienna University of Technology in 1999.
Joan Krajewski manages the Safety, Compliance & Sustainability team for MSC. Joan is responsible for establishing and managing Microsoft's multi-national policies and procedures across numerous product lines across Microsoft for environmental, energy, product safety and certifications requirements; championing the Environmental Management System; and counseling business groups on domestic and international environmental and product safety regulatory issues, operating procedures, administrative actions, and transactions. She is also responsible for supply chain programs for employee safety & health and supplier social environmental accountability. She manages international teams of specialists and auditors, responsible for supporting these programs in EMEA, Asia, and the Americas. Her former career as an attorney spans private practice as a partner representing energy, transportation, and real estate clients and work in-house at American Airlines, Inc. and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Prior to joining MSC in 2008 where she managed the Compliance team, she was a Senior Attorney in Microsoft's Legal & Corporate Affairs (LCA) organization where she worked very closely with the Safety and product compliance engineering teams. ▼
Joan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance (High Honors) from the University of Florida and Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, gardening and traveling.
Barbara Kyle is national coordinator for the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC), a national coalition of environmental and consumer organizations promoting green design and responsible recycling of consumer electronics in the United States. Founded in 2001, ETBC uses legislative and grassroots campaigns to promote the concept of "producer responsibility," that holds manufacturers of toxic products responsible for taking back and recycling their products once consumers are done with them. Twenty-two states have now passed laws mandating producer responsibility for electronics, and many computer and TV companies now have national takeback programs in the United States. Barbara has spent the last 25 years working as a campaigner, researcher, and manager for the non-profit sector, including community organizations, legal services, the University of California at Berkeley, the Service Employees International Union, and the California Labor Federation.
Henry Leineweber is the Program Director for SERI. In this capacity, he provides support, project oversight, and relationship management for electronics repair and recycling projects around the world. Prior to joining SERI, Henry was the Managing Editor of E-Scrap News, the largest independent trade journal for the electronics recycling industry. He has an MBA from Portland State University with a focus on sustainable business practices.
Josh researches the geographies of modern waste. Modern wastes are those that are synthetic, heterogeneous, and which entail high degrees of uncertainty around their mitigation or remediation. Two case studies inform his work: the international trade and traffic of discarded electronics (or 'e-waste') and, much more recently, 'offworld rubbish' which Josh defines as the remains and discards of human extraterrestrial activity.
Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy and management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). Under Jason's direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide networks of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program and Vermont State Standard Plan. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, a trade association for electronics manufacturers and suppliers. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options.
Mingfei Luo is a manager of environmental certification in CQC. Mingfei has been working on environmental standardization and certification for electrical and electronic products for 10 years to help companies in compliance with global environmental regulations and develop environmental-friendly products. As secretary-general of SAC/TC297/SC4(e-waste recycling), Mingfei has rich experience to work with government, institutions, associations, colleges, companies and international organizations, and has developed two dozens of standards on eco-design, recycling, reuse and circular economy, contributing to the development of China WEEE. She was awarded "2014 IEC Young Professional".
Jennifer Mangold is a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability at UC, Berkeley. Her current focus is developing tools to aid designers in making products and processes more sustainable. She has over a decade of research experience in the sustainable manufacturing and design field, specializing in life cycle assessment, sustainable metrics development, energy efficient technologies, and impact assessment of electronic products. She has extensive experience in conducting user research including ethnographic studies, usability research, and user needs assessment. Previously she worked as a process engineer at Nissan, focusing on production line management and monitoring quality systems. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley and and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dr. Carole Mars is the Senior Research Lead at The Sustainability Consortium, Arizona State University, responsible for the development of the Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System for manufactured and formulated goods supply chains. In addition, she is the Principal Researcher for Leadership Initiatives at TSC related to consumer adoption of low temperature wash for laundry and Electronics and the Circular Economy, the latter of which addresses knowledge gaps around the disposition of electronic devices reaching the end of their first useful life. Prior to joining the Consortium, Dr. Mars worked as a process engineer in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry. Dr. Mars earned her PhD at Pennsylvania State University, in surface analytical chemistry and her bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of Arizona. She also currently serves as the North America Regional Focal Point for the Step Initiative of the United Nations University.
Max Marwede studied econo-physics and philosophy at the University of Ulm and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He worked at the "Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment" in Berlin from 2007 until 2010 already dealing with resource efficiency and critical materials. Since 2010 he is working at the TU Berlin as scientific research assistant with the focus on eco-design of electronic products and resource flows in electronic manufacturing. He finished his PhD on "Critical Raw Material Flows of Thin-Film Photovoltaics" as external PhD student at the University of Augsburg in 2013. For his PhD he visited the School of Environment of the Qinghua University (Beijing) as research fellow in 2011.
Mitsutaka Matsumoto is a senior researcher at Human Informatics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He received his doctoral degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. After finishing his PhD, he worked with NEC Corporation as an environmental engineering researcher. Since 2006, he has been working with AIST. His research interests are in theories and practices of eco-design, remanufacturing, and product services. He is a committee member of EcoDesign conference, one of the partner conferences of Emerging Green 2015, and serves as the program chair of EcoDesign2015.
Peter May-Ostendorp, PhD, LEED AP O+M is a Principal and founder of Xergy. For the past decade, he has been investigating emerging energy savings opportunities in buildings. His areas of expertise include building energy modeling, advanced control techniques, energy monitoring and management, plug loads, and advanced statistics for energy analysis. He has authored dozens of publications on controls and end-use efficiency in buildings, and his research has significantly contributed to mandatory efficiency standards and voluntary labeling programs for televisions, computers, and incandescent lamps. Past clients include Ecova, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Natural Resources Canada, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the California Energy Commission, the United States Green Building Council, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Peter is a co-founder of Dartmouth Green Alumni, an associate member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and a member of International Building Performance Simulation Association. He serves on the board of the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency. When he's not thinking about energy, he enjoys exploring the splendor of the Four Corners with his wife and three children.
Donald works for UL Environment as a Global Sales & Business Development Manager, managing a cross-functional team responsible for setting the overall sales, marketing, and strategic planning for a set of related industries. UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally-preferable products, services, and organizations. Prior to entering the environmental space, Donald worked for GlaxoSmithKline and AT&T. He graduated from Emory's Evening MBA program in 2009 and has an undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Florida.
Paul Mc Govern has been Business Development Director for Compliance and Risks (C&R) for 8 years and helped many Fortune 100 companies stay on top of Global Regulatory Change. C&R's platform 'C2P' is used by most of the largest companies in the EEE sector. C2P has more than 20,000 regulations and supporting documents that impact products with a special focus on Environmental Policy Areas such as eWaste, Hazardous Substances, Packaging, Marking and Labeling, Eco Design and Energy Efficiency. C&R's traditional focus has expanded beyond Electronics and Paul has been working in multiple other sectors including Equipment Manufacturing, Automotive, Semiconductor and Toys. Paul has also been a founding member and CFO of YES Charter Academy, an environmental science school in Northern California where he lives.
Bill Morris co-founded Blue Star Recyclers in 2009 after discovering people with Autism and other disabilities possess innate talent for systematic de-manufacturing and other tasks involved with end-of-life recycling of electronics. Blue Star Recyclers is a nationally recognized social enterprise and e-Stewards certified recycler with a mission of creating jobs for people with disAbilities, a workforce facing over 80% unemployment. Bill is the recipient of several awards, including Colorado Recycling of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, Employer of the Year, and was a finalist in the White House Champions of Change program. Most recently Blue Star received the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program 24-Karat award, as well as the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance Samaritan Award.
Christopher Nafe is a Graduate Assistant for the End of Life project in the Electronics Sector Working Group. He is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Social Science in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Chris has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Washington and Jefferson College and a Master's degree in Community Psychology and Social Change from Pennsylvania State University. His undergraduate work involved measuring recycling behavior and implementing a program to improve recycling on Washington and Jefferson's campus. His Master's thesis compared environmental attitudes and behavior between members of environmental groups such as the Sierra Club and the general public (individuals not affiliated with such groups).
Laura Nereng has 27 years of experience with 3M, serving in various roles, including Engineering, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, and New Business Development, and is now the Sustainability Manager for 3M's Electronic and Energy Business Group. In this role, the mission is to drive growth in the business group through Sustainability. This includes collaborating across the business group and corporation to drive new growth by building a strong new product pipeline which has Sustainability differentiation, as well as facilitating operational improvements which enhance the energy and resource efficiency of the products we offer. Laura received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1988, and an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University in 2005.
The Environmental and Reliability Engineering department of this microelectronics institute is supporting technology development by integrating environmental and reliability aspects right from the start. This means dealing with all environmental facets of new electronic technologies, from eliminating toxic substances to improving the recycling of products, from screening the latest process technologies in electronics to the ecodesign and environmental assessment of products and systems. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in various projects, including the preparatory studies for the European regulation on standby and networked standby under the ecodesign directive. He is the technical chair of the Electronics Goes Green conference series, international co-chair of the japanese EcoDesign conference and program committee member for the CARE Innovation conference and for this exciting new conference.
Scott O'Connell leads a global team responsible for Dell's producer responsibility strategy, governance of electronics recycling policies worldwide and advancing Design for Environment programs to increase sustainable product and packaging leadership across its entire portfolio. His role within Dell also includes engagement with leading partners to help influence global environmental policies and standards, as well as development of new product environmental technologies and strategies such as closed loop recycling programs. Scott actively participates in a number of associations and consortia (ITI, The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, iNEMI, etc). He is also one of the primary contributors to Dell's 2020 Legacy of Good Plan and regularly engages customers on the sustainability value proposition of Information Communications Technology. Scott received a BS in Biology from the University of Texas and an MS in Environmental Management from Duke University.
Megan O'Connor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Duke University. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) with a background in environmental analytical chemistry. She joined the environmental engineering field determined to conduct research that will have short-term impacts on current environmental issues. Her research focuses on building a technology capable of reclaiming and separating specialty and rare earth metals for direct reuse in the electronics and semiconductor industries. In the future she plans to adapt and implement this technology for additional industries, while working to scale up for real world application.
Jeff is responsible for overall management of the EPEAT registry, maintaining credibility of the registry through verification, and overseeing relationships with certification bodies around the world. Jeff organized the Green Electronics Council in 2005, and became the founding executive director of EPEAT in 2006 after a broad group of stakeholders selected GEC to manage the EPEAT system. Previously, Jeff was the Managing Principal of a consultancy focused on helping companies develop effective management systems and achieve registration to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. In this role Jeff worked with dozens of electronics and other companies to improve their environmental performance. Jeff started his career as an engineer in the computer industry in the Silicon Valley and held a variety of product development and manufacturing management roles where he often evaluated component and materials suppliers globally. Jeff grew up in Montana and received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Montana State. He later received an MS in Management Systems Engineering from Stanford University on an executive fellowship in the Honors Co-op Program.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised there and on the Texas border, Ms. Owen is bi-national (U.S and Mexican citizenship) and multilingual. Upon graduation from the University of Texas School of Law with a J.D. and High Honors in 1995, Ms. Owen worked in the international and environmental sections of Baker Botts, LLP. Since 1998, she has been in private practice, counseling multinational companies on their environmental, health and safety obligations and sustainability projects in Mexico, Central and South America. Her practice includes environmental legislative and regulatory tracking services targeting Latin America.
Nicole oversees the strategy and execution of sustainability initiatives across the company, including energy and greenhouse gas management and reporting, energy efficiency and electronic-waste reduction, employee engagement and stakeholder-awareness. She spends much of her time collaborating with engineers innovating around the energy efficiency, productivity and carbon intensity of Akamai's global Intelligent Cloud Platform which represents 90% of Akamai's environmental impact. Nicole has over eighteen years of experience in the high-tech Internet industry. Along with her expertise in Internet technologies, Nicole has a BE in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science from Caltech, an Executive Certificate in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School, and holds a U.S. Patent. She's a member of the Greenhouse Gas Experts Network, the GreenBiz Executive Network, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and is on the Board of Directors of the Caltech Alumni Association and The 1:1 Movement.
Dr. Pfahl has been actively involved with iNEMI since the consortium's beginning. He created their roadmapping process and led their global efforts to reduce the environmental impact of electronic products. iNEMI members have been the leaders in developing the technology to allow the electronics industry to eliminate lead and brominated flame retardants. Previously Dr. Pfahl led Motorola's Environmental Technology R&D and Advanced Technology R&D centers in China, Brazil, and Germany. Prior to Motorola, he was with Bell Labs/Western Electric in a number of research and management positions related to electronics and semiconductor manufacturing. Dr. Pfahl pioneered developing reflow soldering processes and is the inventor of the vapor phase soldering process. The IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) presented Dr. Pfahl with its 2005 Electronics Manufacturing Technology Award. Dr. Pfahl has been a leader on environmental issues affecting the electronics industry. He participated in the pioneering 1994 National Research Council's study, "The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems." ▼
He is a founding member of the International Society of Industrial Ecology and is a member of their journal's editorial board. In recognition of his efforts to eliminate the use of CFCs in the electronics industry, Dr. Pfahl received the United States EPA Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. He also received the Electronic Goes Green Award 2008+ from the German Fraunhofer Society. Dr. Pfahl served the National Research Council (USA) as a member of three boards on materials and manufacturing. He has served on industrial advisory boards at MIT, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Washington University, and Purdue University. He holds nine U.S. patents and has over one hundred publications, seminars, and invited presentations to his credit.
Jim Puckett is Executive Director and Founder of the Basel Action Network (BAN), an organization focused on toxic trade and environmental justice. Jim has worked as an environmental health and justice activist for more than 25 years, previously serving as a director of Greenpeace International's Toxics and Toxic Trade campaigns. At Greenpeace's Jim was instrumental in adoption and implementation of the Basel ConventionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s prohibition global ban on the export of hazardous waste from developed to developing countries. BAN continues to serve as global watchdog of the Basel treaty. Since 2001, Jim has been at the epicenter of the e-waste issue after he first revealed the unsustainable global dumping of electronic waste in China in 2001 and then in West Africa in 2005. BAN's work has subsequently been featured in numerous media outlets including CBS's 60 minutes program, PBS's Frontline, CBC, BBC, National Geographic, New York Times, NPR and many more. Since revealing the serious problem of e-waste management BAN has devoted much of its time to creating the e-Stewards Certification and e-Stewards Enterprise program - a market driven solution to irresponsible e-waste management.
Verena Radulovic, is currently the consumer electronics product manager for the ENERGY STAR ® program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She leads the process for strengthening energy efficiency specifications for consumer electronics under the ENERGY STAR® label, promoting greater energy efficiency across 60+ million products sold in the U.S. annually. At EPA since 2004, she has primarily worked with industry to find ways to develop more environmentally sustainable products, reduce businesses' carbon footprints, and improve sustainability throughout their global supply chains. She has led EPA's engagement with small businesses to measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, has worked with large electronics manufacturers and retailers to develop programs for consumers to recycle their electronics, and has provided technical input to standards that were created to differentiate environmentally preferable products in the electronics, textiles and furniture sectors. Prior to joining the EPA, she worked at the Environmental Law Institute, a not-for-profit organization, on integrating pollution prevention measures into global mining operations through working with multinational mining corporations and large lending institutions that finance such efforts. Ms. Radulovic received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from Indiana University, and holds a Masters Degree in International Development and Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics.
Jennifer is a materials program manager in HP's Social & Environmental Responsibility group. She leads several worldwide environmental policy and compliance programs, including HP's materials evaluation and alternatives assessment program. HP applies the principles of green chemistry, using tools such as the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals, and life cycle assessment to promote continuous improvement in the environmental and human health attributes of materials used in HP's products and supply chain. Prior to this role, Jennifer worked for 15 years in product development in the areas of reliability, systems engineering, and manufacturing. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Washington State University and is currently completing a Master's degree at Reed College with a focus in environmental studies.
Lisa Reider is the Senior Product Editor for Environmental Testing at Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the Document Imaging industry's leading independent test laboratory. She joined BLI in 2006 and helped establish its environmental coverage in 2009, when the company began evaluating energy efficiency. Since then she has facilitated the publication of environmental test reports on over 500 printers and multifunction products, written articles on environmental regulations and guidelines, published reports and white papers on eco-friendly industry trends, hosted environmental webinars, and developed an energy calculator that provides energy consumption estimates based on real-world usage. BLI Environmental Test Reports evaluate product energy consumption based on proprietary testing, recovery times, recycled paper durability, noise emissions, environmentally friendly features and vendor-provided information on chemical use, eco-label certification, recycling information and more. The company strives to provide independent, real-world environmental information for the business consumer market.
Michael started his professional career 15 years ago as an environmental engineer and consultant at First Environment, Inc. working on contaminant modeling, site remediation, life cycle assessment and permitting projects. Current as a Senior Sustainability Project Manager at SGS - Consumer Testing Services, Michael specializes in helping clients to measure, improve and communicate about environmental performance. He has worked with clients on a variety of products types, but his focus has been within the Electronic and Electrical (E&E) sector. Within this sector his work involves conducting and verifying Product Environmental Profiles (a form of EPD), product environmental benchmarking and product end-of-life reports. Michael holds an EPEAT conformity assessment training certification, a New Jersey professional engineer's license and a Product Environmental Profile Ecopassport verifier accreditation.
In 2003 Mr. Rifer managed an EPA-funded multi-stakeholder project to find solutions to the environmental and recycling challenges of high technology products, and then participated in NEPSI, a national negotiation to develop a national electronics recycling system. In 2005 he founded EPEAT (the Electronics Product Environmental Assessment Tool - www.epeat.net), which is a procurement tool for environmentally preferable electronics. He established the conformity assessment system and has participated in standard development with different Standard Development Organizations whose standards support EPEAT. Mr. Rifer is a member of the Board for the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER) and of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition.
Mark Rossolo is the global director of public affairs for the UL Environment (ULE). Mark leads ULE's strategic outreach and advocacy efforts, representing ULE worldwide and campaigning on behalf of the organization to drive public awareness about sustainability and green product issues. Mark has a long and varied background in the sustainability, green building and public policy realms. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, Advisory Board for the Healthy Facilities Institute, and recently concluded a 2-year term on the Board of Directors for the Interior Design Collaborative-OR.
Mr. Keagan Rubel is the Asia-Pacific Director of epi Consulting ltd., and specializes in supply chain engagement on sustainability and CSR issues for the electronics industry. With one foot in the board-room and one foot in the factory, Mr. Rubel has seven years experience driving best-practice sustainability improvements across Asia. Mr. Rubel earned his MBA (with Distinction) in Strategic Carbon Management from the University of East Anglia. He teaches part-time on global sustainability business solutions at Hult International Business School and for the Shanghai Center for Sustainability, is a Research Fellow for the Wong Center for MNC, and has recently (2015) published a research paper called "Electricity portfolio innovation for energy security: The case of carbon constrained China".
Islam Salama is a Managing Director with Intel Corporation responsible for packaging substarte development of the high density interconnect across all Intel products. In this capacity, Islam manages a global team of technologists, procurement, manufacturing, legal and finance team responsible for delivering an annual spend of $ 1.5 B. His team is focusing on next generation packaging architectures, technology building blocks, and supplier development Islam has a Ph.D. in laser materials processing from the College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) and has been with Intel since 2003. Islam authored over 30 technical papers, was awarded more than 50 international patents in the fields of HDI substrate technology, laser technology, materials processing and semiconductor fabrication. Islam is an elected member of the board of directors for the Laser Institute of America (LIA), a senior member of the steering committee with the international technology manufacturing initiative (iNEMI), an advisory board member at the University of Central Florida and a board member of several photonics and semiconductor manufacturing and technology start-ups.
Alejandro Santacreu is the founder of Circular Devices OY, the Finnish company behind PuzzlePhone. He is a Consumer Electronic Product Developer, geek, enthusiast and he is heavily concerned about planned obsolescence and the necessary shift towards a circular (recycling) economy.
Mark Schaffer is an experienced electronics industry engineer and consultant, providing technical project management with the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) since 2011. His involvement with iNEMI began in 2006 as a member representative from Dell participating in the consortium's environmental Technology Integration Group (TIG). In addition to his work with iNEMI, he is the owner of, and primary consultant for, Schaffer Environmental LLC, which provides leading supply chain, environmental and sustainability consulting and project management services to organizations around the world. Mr. Schaffer has more than 15 years of experience in the electronics industry, working with compliance and regulatory issues, applying real world experiences to existing and emerging environmental trends. Prior to founding Schaffer Environmental, Mr. Schaffer worked for IBM, NASA, Canon, Dell and Supply Chain Consulting in a variety of management, engineering and environmental positions. He also served on the Board of Advisors for the Green Electronics Council (2006-2008) and continues to work with the Council to develop their compliance training program. Mr. Schaffer received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1993.
Janet Schatzman is a gifted designer, art director and illustrator with deep and broad experience in business processes and organizational development. Combining clarity and vivid imagery to big-picture thinking for communicating organizations' strategic directions, she has over thirty years experience in visual communication, change readiness, training & development, strategy, communication, branding and in the non-profit sector. Janet's experience spans a vast range from internal and external brand strategy to communication, transformation, leadership innovation, and product development in Technology, Energy, Telecommunications, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Financial Services and Training. Before founding Janet Schatzman & Associates, Janet began applying her talent for visualizing and illustrating complex concepts with the mentoring of Beverly Kaye of Career Systems International. After working with change gurus Dennis Jaffe and Cynthia Scott of Changeworks Global, a San Francisco based change firm, Janet went on to found ICR, Inc (the Intersection of Creativity and Results) and Parnassus Consulting, consulting firms providing experiential strategic solutions. ▼
With the mentoring of leading edge thinkers Dr. Laurence Lyons and Marshall Goldsmith, Janet has been nurturing Janet Schatzman & Associates since 2006, focusing on service design, strategic visualization, and experiential solutions. She has illustrated three books, art directed and illustrated hundreds of service design projects and on-line experiences including the conversion of intellectual capital and content to app's.
Paul Scheihing is a Technology Manager within the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). He is the lead of the Superior Energy Performance certification program in partnership with U.S. industry. He is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that developed the ISO 50001 energy management standard. Scheihing has worked for DOE since 1988. He has developed with U.S. industry a variety of research, development and technology deployment partnerships and initiatives that all aim to encourage the more rapid adoption of energy efficient industrial technologies. In the 1990s, he managed the Energy Department's voluntary industry partnerships such as Motor Challenge, Steam Challenge, and Compressed Air Challenge. He led the Save Energy Now program which provided over 1,000 energy assessments to manufacturing plants from 2006 to 2011. Previous to the Energy Department, Scheihing worked for five years at the Garrett Turbine Engine Company in Phoenix, Arizona, and five years with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Concordville, Pennsylvania. Both jobs were as a Gas Turbine Development Engineer with a specialty of gas turbine combustor design, test, and development. ▼
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was honored by the American Council for Energy Efficient Economy as Champion in Energy Efficiency in Industry in July, 2013.
Karsten Schischke, Group Manager Environmental Evaluation and Optimization at Fraunhofer IZM, received his degree in environmental engineering from Technische Universit Berlin. Following a job at a waste management consultancy company he is with TU Berlin and Fraunhofer IZM since 2000. In 2005 he was manager of the EU Ecodesign Awareness Raising Campaign. Karsten has worked on numerous projects for industry clients, such as Motorola, Sony, Better Energy Systems, and Philips, and is frequently reviewing Life Cycle Assessment studies. He was involved in Ecodesign studies for the European Commission on external power supplies, battery chargers, televisions, complex set-top boxes and machine tools. He coordinated the large European project LCA to go (2011-2014, 18 partners), where he also lead research work on electronics, sensor systems and photovoltaics. Currently he coordinates the European H2020 project CloseWEEE (2014-18, 12 partners) on post-consumer plastics recycling for new electronics products, battery recycling and product dismantling. He is an advocate of modular product concepts for mobile ICT devices.
Rachel Simon is a research scientist at the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability, UC Berkeley, leading work on the development of methods and tools to evaluate the sustainability of materials, products, and processes. With over 10 years experience in the field of sustainability, Rachel developed an in depth knowledge of life-cycle assessment, carbon footprinting, sustainable design, and user behavior. Rachel has done extensive work assessing supply chain sustainability in many industry sectors including consumer goods, packaging, electronics, automotive, and retail. She holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Sonoma State University.
Dr. Julie Sinistore is a senior consultant who has worked at thinkstep since July of 2012 on the electronics and agriculture/bio-based teams in North America. She began practicing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in 2007 with her Master's thesis research on the LCA of Wisconsin corn grain ethanol through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Agroecology program. She continued to work in this area of research at UW-Madison with a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering. While there, she used PE International's GaBi software to conduct a far-reaching and comprehensive LCA on novel cellulosic ethanol production technologies and feedstocks (corn stover and switchgrass) in Wisconsin and Michigan. She also holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management, with a minor in Environmental Policies, Institutions and Behaviors from Cook College of Rutgers University. Most recently, Julie was the Senior Life Cycle Analyst for Virent, a bio-based fuels and chemicals company in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to conducting LCAs for Virent on their many catalytic pathways, she provided expertise on the relevant aspects of LCA and sustainability internally and to corporate partners such as Honda, Shell, Cargill and Coca-Cola. ▼
Julie current manages projects with several electronics clients, such as HP, and both conducts LCA on electronic equipment and provides strategic environmental guidance on reducing the impacts from the full life cycle of electronics equipment and data centers. Dr. Sinistore also works with agricultural, food, biofuels and bio-based chemicals clients on projects ranging from ISO-Conformant comparative LCAs of products to screening-level hot-spot analyses.
Roman Smith is a Director-Sustainability Operations in the AT&T Corporate Sustainability and Philanthropy organization. In this role, Roman helps move forward corporate sustainability efforts that target areas where the needs of AT&T intersect with the needs of communities. These efforts support the vision of AT&T using the power of the network to build a better tomorrow. Roman is part of a core team that is responsible for integrating sustainable business practices throughout the company's operations; contributing to initiative development and execution; developing and communicating AT&T's positions; coordinating business operations engagement and communications; and managing stakeholder relationships. Roman is a native Texan and a graduate of Baylor University. Roman is located at AT&T's Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, TX.
Ted Smith is founder and former Executive Director of Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, a grass roots environmental coalition formed in 1982 in response to environmental pollution caused by electronics manufacturing in Silicon Valley, California. Ted is also co-founder and Chair of the steering committee of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which is working to promote life-cycle producer responsibility within the high-tech electronics industry. In addition, Ted is co-founder and Coordinator of the International Campaign for Responsible Technology (ICRT), an international network committed to working for the development of sustainable, non-polluting technologies. He has served on the boards of several environmental non-profit organizations and has been an environmental stakeholder in formal processes convened by Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Best Buy and Sprint. Ted was recognized by the Dalai Lama for his environmental leadership. In 2006 he was named a Purpose Prize Fellow. In 2008 he was voted "Environmentalist of the year" by the Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters. He is a widely published author and respected speaker, and is co-editor of "Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry" published by Temple University Press, 2006 He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School and was a VISTA Volunteer in Washington, DC from 1967-1969.
Mr. Spaulding is recognized globally as a preeminent thought leader and authority on supply chain social, environmental and business performance. On a day-to-day basis, Mr. Spaulding advises senior executives at more than 75 global businesses and is regularly featured as a speaker at major events and in a range of top-tier media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Bloomberg and CNN. Previously, Mr. Spaulding worked at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), KPMG and Sears Holdings. At Sears Holdings, Mr. Spaulding was the former Director of Global Compliance where he pioneered the largest effort to promote greater transparency and continuous improvement among thousands of manufacturing facilities globally.
Ofira Varga has been a senior consultant specialized in the field of environmental compliance for 1WEEE Services Corp and 1cc GmbH since 2006. She studied Geography at the University of Mannheim, Germany. She has over twelve year's professional experience and is an expert on electronics, battery and packaging take back and recycling including all administrative proceedings such as registration and reporting. Her expertise covers Europe, North and South America. She started her career in Germany and moved to Canada in 2007. After she worked six years in Barrie, Ontario based at an electronics recycling facility, Ofira moved in 2013 to Irving Texas to successfully open the US subsidiary of 1CC GmbH.
Scott Venhaus is the General Manager of Arrow Value Recovery APAC and the Director of Global Quality & Compliance for Arrow Global Reverse Logistics at Arrow Electronics, Inc. Scott's responsibilities include servicing as the business leader for the Value Recovery organization servicing Asia Pacific and Japan and providing oversight and direction to the quality and compliance organizations for Arrows Global Reverse Logistics Organization. Mr. Venhaus has over 20 years experience in the technology industry beginning his career with the United States Navy, serving seven years in aviation maintenance management. He achieved the Master Training Specialist designation as a Naval Aviation Maintenance Management Program Instructor. In 2001, Mr. Venhaus joined General Electric (GE) as Director of Operations within the Emerging Businesses and Technologies division of Commercial Finance where he was responsible for leading manufacturing and operations for their Utah based Driver Development business and its successful divestiture. ▼
Mr. Venhaus then transitioned to a global commodities and operations leader role in Danbury, CT where he was responsible for developing, implementing and managing operational solutions for GE Capital divisions around the world. In 2006 he assumed the responsibilities of the Director of Manufacturing for Inovar, an electronics contract manufacturer servicing telecom, aerospace and defense, medical device, B2C and B2B customers. Focusing the operations team on servicing the customer, increasing manufacturing utilization and quality improvement, Inovar was recognized as one of Utah's 100 Fastest Growing Companies for three consecutive years. Mr. Venhaus joined Arrow Electronics, Inc. in 2009 and has held numerous global leadership positions prior to his current position. In addition to his current role, Mr. Venhaus has served as a voting member of the Technical Advisory Council for R2, Steering Committee member for Electronics Recycling Asia and serves on the Board of Directors for RIOS.
Wang is in charge of the server energy efficiency team, to design server power saving function, such as, environment protection, power capping, sustainability, low power start up, manage team, and so on. As System Engineer design server power supply unit spec, such as, collect requirement from MKT, and then evaluate specification, tune efficiency, design review. Wang also participates in standard design about server energy saving, IDC power saving, and environment protection criteria.
Miansheng Wang has extensive experience working in the private and nonprofit sectors, building partnerships and mutually beneficial investment collaborations between U.S. and Chinese businesses, governmental, and non-government organizations. Miansheng has set up and managed the financial and internal control systems of joint ventures between the U.S. and China in his roles as the Joint-Venture Liaison for China Operations, Ford Motor Company. Miansheng also manages the China U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, an environmentally friendly non-profit initiative between U.S. business sectors working with the Chinese ministries, universities and big state owned enterprises. In that capacity, Miansheng has coordinated and facilitated EPEAT development and growth in China with other key staffs since 2007. Before coming to the United States to earn his MBA, Miansheng was the Deputy Secretary General of the All China Youth Federation. He was also the Executive Vice President of CYTS Corporation. Miansheng received his M.B.A., with an emphasis on Corporate Finance, from Brigham Young University in Utah and a BA from Heilongjiang University, China.
Previously he was cofounder of ThermalSource, LLC, a firm that grew to become the largest owner and operator of District Energy Systems in the US, including the downtown energy systems in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Kansas City and six other cities. Mr. Zien received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Thermal Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from MIT where he was editor of the Sloan Management Review. Articles written by Mr. Zien include Energy Star Data Center: A Missed Opportunity (Mission Critical - Nov-Dec 2010); PUE's Shortcomings, (Mission Critical - Mar-Apr 2011); Liquid Cooled Data Centers Have Finally Arrived (BICSI News Magazine - Sep-Oct 2011); Submersion and directed flow cooling solution for oil, gas (E&P - Jul 2014); Submersion and Directed Flow Cooling Technology for Military Applications (Aerospace & Defense Technology, Oct 2014); Look Ma, No Fans! (Data Center Knowledge - Feb 2015); and Why Data Centers Look the Way They Do (Data Center Knowledge - Apr 2015).
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