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Member Advisory Committee

 

David Adenuga

M. DAVID ADENUGA 

Oxo Americas Regulatory Affairs Advisor
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

“Sustainability is a critical component to ExxonMobil Chemical’s business strategy. We are committed to producing the energy and chemical products that are essential to modern life and economic development, in a way that helps protect people, the environment and the communities where we operate. An element of this involves participation in organizations like the GC3, which enables us to collaborate with value chain partners in finding innovative technology solutions for applications that have greater societal and consumer benefits”.

Chris Cassell

CHRIS CASSELL

Vice President of Corporate Sustainability
Lowe's Companies Inc.

“I am excited to partner with, and learn from, a dynamic group of super-smart people who are passionate about driving innovation in green chemistry and promoting safer and healthier products for the world. The GC3 has done some amazing work already, and I believe their new strategy and organization will help to accelerate progress on green chemistry issues. Delivering safe, high-quality, and healthy products is core to my work at Lowe’s, and GC3 has been a great ally in this endeavor. Plus, they are an amazingly fun group to work with!”

Todd Cline

TODD CLINE

Director of Research & Development
Procter & Gamble

“GC3 is a fantastic example of collaboration across the supply chain of ingredient producers, brands, and retailers to bring green chemistry powered innovation, fueling the future for more sustainable products. GC3’s collaborative approach to help accelerate the development and adoption of green chemistry across the value chain is consistent with P&G’s mission. to leverage cutting-edge science to enable our global product innovation strategy and delight consumers in a way that not only solves their needs and pain points but creates irresistibly superior experiences when they use them. I personally have been committed to GC3 for not only for the reasons above, but also for the terrific friendships and mentorship I have experienced over my years of working with the organization. I think the size of GC3 truly sets up very meaningful engagements and friendships as we come together as a group.”

James Ewell

JAMES EWELL

Strategy and Business Development Senior Manager
Scivera

“The GC3 is the only organization working directly with industry to mainstream sustainable chemistry practices. The GC3 employs multiple strategies to promote this agenda, from supporting early innovation through the Startup Network or through design competitions to find safer alternatives to known problematic chemicals. A group of diverse companies from numerous sectors compose the membership and tend to be the innovators of their industry. The GC3 is a place for education and actionable guidance for companies that want to be more proactive in pursuing this very important agenda.”

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis

RENEE HACKENMILLER-PARADIS

Senior Chemist & Director of the Chemistry Center of Excellence
Nike, Inc

“I’ve been involved with GC3 for almost 15 years. First when I worked for an NGO championing policy on chemicals in consumer products, then while at a state regulatory agency focused on environmental health, and now as the sustainable chemistry lead for a major brand. My history with GC3 sums up why I value the work of the organization:  GC3 brings together people from industry, academia, NGOs, and government to advance a common goal of safer, sustainable, green chemistry. This broad-based approach leads to real world, data-backed actions that will transform our supply chains and ultimately reduce the impact of chemical use on people and the planet.”

John Hott

JOHN HOTT

Director, Global Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs
Eastman

“GC3 has been the preeminent green chemistry innovation interface between academia, industry, government, and NGOs for the past several years, and I want to be able to continue contributing to this great effort. In the past, GC3 has proven itself as an active partner on many Green Chemistry fronts (for example, alternative initiatives/challenges, retail engagement, and supply chain initiatives). From this established beginning, we have a solid baseline from which we can continue to harness and propel ourselves into future greatness via collaborations, project groups, and more.”

Roger McFadden

ROGER MCFADDEN

Chief Science Officer
Roger McFadden and Associates, LLC

“My journey with the GC3 began 16 years ago in November 2005. Here are three of the many reasons I continue to participate in GC3:

  • Networking and learning from the GC3 community. The collective and collaborative influence and actions of our colleagues validate and reinforce our commitment to green chemistry and help inform, educate, and inspire us.
  • GC3 Innovators Roundtables help us stay current with green chemistry news, information, experiences, trends, and best practices to help us meet our commitment to green chemistry, safer chemicals, materials, and products. I have attended all sixteen of them.
  • GC3 Project Groups provide a way for us to learn from our colleagues with diverse backgrounds while sharing our knowledge, experience, and ideas in a safe harbor and pre-competitive environment, facilitated by an impressive GC3 staff of hard working and committed professionals.”

Greg Montello

GREGORY MONTELLO

Global Director of Product Chemistry
New Balance

“New Balance has had a strong partnership with UMass Lowell for many years, creating opportunities for students within our innovation and polymer sciences departments. Through this partnership, we learned about the creation of the GC3. At NB, we believe in innovative materials and chemistry applications that bring unique benefits to our athletic products. The NB Product Chemistry Department leads a team of subject matter experts providing resources to drive continuous advancement of product chemistry, product safety and chemical compliance and traceability best practices within the NB footwear, apparel, and equipment supply chains. We do this based on transparency of our programs, science-based decision making, and collaboration with relevant external stakeholders like the GC3 to manufacture safer and sustainable products using green/preferred chemistry. Because the GC3 is a cross-industry collaborative organization, it allows NB to discover materials that may not have necessarily been identified for use within footwear and apparel manufacturing.”

Marty Muenzmaier

MARTY MUENZMAIER

Sustainability and External Affairs Lead
Cargill Bioindustrial Group

"GC3 is a critically important organization for Cargill’s Bioindustrial Group, both in terms of policy advocacy and green chemistry promotion in the marketplace. Utilizing agricultural and specialty feedstocks to serve multiple market sectors, Cargill needs GC3’s sharp focus on policy topics and green chemistry promotion in order to thrive."

Dhruv Raina

DHRUV RAINA

Product Stewardship & Sustainability Director
Tarkett

“Sustainability takes into account the long-term view and as a concept is used to distinguish methods and processes that can ensure the long-term productivity of the environment, so that even subsequent generations of humans can live on this planet. To activate sustainability, systems thinking to encompass humanity is needed and can be really achieved by catalyzing collaboration amongst stakeholders. GC3 is one such catalyst organization which transcends legislative, economic, and scientific boundaries to transform the way humans live and interact with their environment by nudging businesses to innovate and scale solutions that help us all thrive.”

Homer Swei

HOMER SWEI

Director Product Stewardship
Johnson & Johnson

“The GC3 is a role model organization that understands that sustainable solutions require that the entire ingredient chain to come together. The consortium is centered on addressing important issues by creating “safe places” to discuss challenges, opportunities, science and solutions, and innovating at scale. When the brightest minds from business, academia, governments, and nonprofit groups collaborate, in a pre-competitive environment, we can move the needle.”