Georgia Tech student aims to build career as hardware engineer with a sustainability orientation
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We will help you innovate and grow while lightening your footprint on the planet through new products, services, and business models
We will provide actionable insights that prioritize your brand and bottom line
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In-depth knowledge: electronics semiconductors, innovation-orientated sectors
ACLCA Lifetime achievement award, 2017: VP of the Sustainability Conoscente Network
Sample Project: 3D printing LCA for HP Inc. - "HP is using it to guide further innovations in products and business models."
In-depth knowledge: civil engineering, emerging technologies - especially cases of high uncertainty. Decision analysis experience.
Taught Masters-level LCA theory & application at Institute of Environmental Sciences(CML), Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Author, 21 peer-reviewed journal articles.
In-depth knowledge: bio-products, physical systems, chemical engineering, emerging technologies, stochastics/simulation, S-ROI
Experience in modeling and integrated systems (including high-uncertainty cases) & decision-making visualization of complex data & results.
On [email protected]/SFSU Advisory Board & ACLCA policy committee.
In-depth knowledge: process engineering, land-use change, agriculture.
Sample project: “Life cycle assessment & socioeconomic evaluation of the illicit crop substitution policy in Colombia,” published in Journal of Industrial Ecology.
In-depth knowledge: LCA & carbon footprint analysis for business strategies, corporate sustainability, sustainability reporting.
10 years, Worldwide Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint Program Manager, HP Inc.
Pioneered use of anticipatory LCA for product design & improvement, and market creation
In-depth knowledge: Consumer packaged goods R&D, sustainable packaging
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the same university’s Business School
In-depth knowledge: Sustainable branding, marketing, product development, communications & education.
Led branding and national launch of Seventh Generation and Stonyfield Farm.
20+ years experience creating profitable growth for B2C and B2B organizations
In-Depth Experience: Life cycle assessment (LCA), related research and data collection, waste to energy
LCA-focused Master's of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering degree from Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Petroleum from Cape Breton University, Bachelor of Science with an advanced major in Chemistry from St. Francis Xavier University.
In-depth knowledge: aquaculture, forestry, bioenergy, Certified LCA Practitioner.
Author, 12 peer-reviewed journal articles; instructor, Dalhousie Univ., University of Waterloo
Sample Project: Masters' research, land-based aquaculture: "LCA revealed key environmental trade-offs for 'green' technologies."
HP is a multinational developer and provider of hardware components, as well as software and related services
The United States Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services
O-I Glass, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 company that specializes in container glass products. It is one of the world's leading manufacturers of packaging products, holding the position of largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe
Michigan State University is a public land-grant research university
Becton, Dickinson and Company, also known as BD, is an American multinational medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents. BD also provides consulting and analytics services in certain geographies
Steelcase is the leading manufacturer of furniture for offices, hospitals, and classrooms
As of 2017, GE Healthcare is a manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents and radiopharmaceuticals for imaging modalities that are used in medical imaging procedures
The Procter & Gamble Company is an American multinational consumer goods corporation
YFY Jupiter is an integrated brand packaging services company
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational corporation which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles
Green Chef is an American ingredient-and-recipe meal kit company focused on organic offerings
Danisco is one of the world's leading producers of ingredients for food and other consumer products
OTR Wheel Engineering is a diversified integrator, engineering firm, manufacturer and distributor with a Global footprint for specialized Tires, Wheels, Steel Castings, Rubber Tracks, and other fabricated goods
Unifi, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of recycled and synthetic products made from polyester and nylon in the United States, Brazil, China, and internationally
The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit alliance for the fashion industry
Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products
Xerox is an American corporation that sells print and digital document products and services in more than 160 countries
Merck is a premier research intensive biopharmaceuticals company
DuPont is a global provider of chemicals and specialty products
Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day
Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, and industrial turbines
As one of the world's largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, ExxonMobil develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world's growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products
Cotton Incorporated is a not-for-profit company providing the resources and research needed to help companies develop and market superior, innovative, and profitable cotton products
News & Updates
Distinguished HP Sustainability Leader Tom Etheridge Joins EarthShift Global as Senior Sustainability Advisor
Pioneering user of LCA for business models, and anticipatory LCA for product design, shares thoughts on how enterprises can steer toward sustainability thinking
Written by Lise Laurin, CEO and Tom Etheridge, Senior Sustainability Advisor