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GC3 Roundtable

Keynote Speakers

Eunice Heath

EUNICE HEATH

Global Director, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
The Dow Chemical Company

Eunice Heath is the Global Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Director for Consumer Solutions. In this role, Heath drives product safety, stewardship and sustainability leadership for Consumer Solutions. Additionally, Heath is responsible for defining and implementing the business portfolio environment, health, safety and sustainability strategy and leading the sustainable products marketing strategy to ensure innovation investments meet customers' current and emerging sustainability needs. Heath also drives industry regulations advocacy through partnerships with external organizations, governments, customers and industry partners.

Heath joined Dow in 1991 as part of the Commercial Development Program and has worked in a myriad of Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain roles, including positions as global business director for POLYOX™ Water Soluble Resins in 2002, Marketing & Sales director for Dow Wolff Cellulosics in 2007, general manager of Home & Personal Care in 2009 and senior director of Northeast Government Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, STEM Education in early 2012. Heath assumed a role in corporate sustainability in 2013 which included responsibilities for Dow 2025 circular economy implementation and liaison to external organizations such as The Sustainability Consortium, Green Chemistry Commerce Council and American Chemistry Council Value Chain and Retail Committees. She was named to her current role in November 2016.

SØREN KRISTIANSEN

SØREN KRISTIANSEN

Senior Director of Technology, The LEGO Group

Søren holds the position as Senior Director of Technology, in the Sustainable Materials organization. The LEGO Group is family-owned and privately held.

Søren joined the LEGO Group in 1988. Materials have been the focal point the positions he has held within R&D, Quality, Procurement, Product Development, and now Sustainable Materials. Being Senior Director of Technology, Søren is responsible for the materials platform used for LEGO products and identification of potential materials to be introduced. In the transition towards a sustainable materials platform, Søren sets direction for material requirements and related analytical methods in order to secure a fit to products and production processes. The extensive experience and deep expertise is the basis for his role of internal capability building and in the selection innovation partners.

 

Session Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

Monica Becker

MONICA BECKER

Director of Collaborative Innovation
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)

Monica is the Director of Collaborative Innovation for the GC3 and leads the GC3's work on plasticizers, preservatives, chemical data and created the GC3's Startup Network and Technology Showcase. Monica was the Principal of Monica Becker & Associates Sustainability Consultants, a multi-disciplinary provider of sustainability solutions for business, trade groups, universities, governments and NGOs. Monica held management positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction and Tellus Institutes, and Eka Chemicals (now AkzoNobel). Monica has masters’ degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Chris Cassell

CHRIS CASSELL

Director of Corporate Sustainability
Lowe’s Inc.

Chris Cassell was named director of corporate sustainability in January 2017 and is responsible for developing and implementing sustainability strategies across the organization.  Chris joined Lowe’s in 2011 and has more than 17 years’ experience in strategy, program management, and process design. Prior to Lowe’s, Chris held positions with Accenture and North Highland.  Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in international business from the University of South Carolina.

Amanda Cattermole

AMANDA CATTERMOLE

Sustainability and Chemical Management Consultant
Cattermole Consulting

Amanda Cattermole leads Cattermole Consulting, a consultancy that helps organisations develop chemical management, circular and sustainability strategies that result in safer products made in cleaner supply chains.

Through her work, education and experience, she has significant expertise about hazardous chemicals and how they are used in textile and leather manufacturing.

At LS&Co., she developed the first iteration of Levi Screened Chemistry, a program that enabled LS&Co. to use safer chemistry.  The company uses chemical formulations whose ingredients are assessed by hazard-based tools such as GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals and EPA Safer Choice. Screened Chemistry is expanding rapidly, and is now being widely adopted in the apparel industry.

She works with a variety of stakeholders including NGO’s, trade associations, governments, fortune 500 companies, small mission based brands, foundations and consultancies.

Amanda serves on the board of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley and has a Bachelor's degree in Colour Chemistry from Leeds University and a Masters degree in Textile Chemistry from UC Davis.

Steve Crawford

STEVE CRAWFORD

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Eastman Chemical Company

Stephen (Steve) G. Crawford is a Senior Vice-President and the Chief Technology Officer for Eastman Chemical Company.

Crawford is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Crawford joined Eastman in 1987. He has held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility in both Manufacturing Operations and Technology. Prior to the CTO position, he has held positions of Vice- President of R&D for the Advanced Materials group and the Vice-President of R&D for our Additives and Functional Products Business group. He has also had direct responsibility for the Asia Pacific and EMEA Technology Organizations.

Crawford is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Industrial Research Institute. He is on the Board of Directors of both Launch Tennessee (Tennessee Technology Development Corporation) and the Eastman Credit Union. He is also on the University of Tennessee’s Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering Board of Advisors.

Sally Edwards

SALLY EDWARDS

Director of Retailer Engagement
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)

Dr. Sally Edwards has many years of experience in engaging a wide range of stakeholders to promote the environmental health of communities and develop safer and greener products. She is a senior research associate at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She facilitates the work of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s Retailer Leadership Council, whose mission is to promote safer chemicals, materials and products across retail supply and value chains.  Sally is a co-founder of the Chemical Footprint Project, which is designed to benchmark companies and recognize corporate leadership in the use of safer chemicals. Sally holds an MS in Environmental Health Science from Harvard University and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. She completed her doctorate in Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her book, Beyond Child’s Play: Sustainable Product Design in the Global Doll-Making Industry, was published in 2009. 

paul ellis

PAUL ELLIS

Head of Sustainable Chemicals Management  
Kingfisher

Paul has a vast and varied experience within the Retail Industry, in food, general merchandise and DIY , progressing through the business into his current role as “Head of Sustainable Chemicals Management” at  Kingfisher Plc, parent company to brands , B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot and Screwfix all DIY business not unlike Lowes or Home Depot

He is passionate about chemistry, although does not hold any formal qualifications, but has educated himself in the last 10 years as a recognised REACh expert in Europe and sits on the ECHA expert group representing European Retailers

Paul is leading on the Kingfisher target of phasing out all substances Kingfisher has defined hazardous and either found in the supply chain at the factory level, found in the final product or is damaging to the environment, by 2025. Kingfisher is also looking to introduce 5 new Green Chemicals by 2025.

Paul sees transparency within the supply chain as a critical issue that needs to be addressed collectively and would like to see further engagement with achieving transparency across all supply chains.

Greg Morose

GREG MOROSE

Industry Research Project Manager
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), UMass Lowell

Greg Morose is a Research Manager for the Toxics Use Reduction Institute and a Research Professor for the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Greg works with various industries to address the use of toxic chemicals throughout the supply chain. Greg has conducted comprehensive investigations of safer chemical alternatives to products using mercury, lead, hexavalent chromium, phthalates, radioactive materials, toluene, methylene chloride, methanol, and brominated flame retardants. Greg has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Studies, a Master's of Business Administration degree, and a Doctoral degree in Cleaner Production and Pollution Prevention. Greg is also an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Dhruv Raina

DHRUV RAINA

Director, Product Sustainability
Tarkett

Dhruv is passionate about responsible business growth. He does that by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then execute to win. At Tarkett, Dhruv develops sustainability strategy, goals, policies, and programs with emphasis on tactical execution.

Prior to joining Tarkett, Dhruv led the sustainability efforts for Owens Corning where he was instrumental in aligning sustainability efforts to the growth of the business. He was also responsible to set in place a Net Positive roadmap for the company. Prior to Owens Corning, Dhruv was a management consultant and has experience working across geographies for startups, NGOs & Fortune 100 businesses, focusing on driving competitive advantage, enabling business growth.

Dhruv earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Mumbai, his M.S. degree in environmental engineering from University of Texas at El Paso, and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pamela Spencer

PAMELA SPENCER

Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Product Stewardship
ANGUS Chemical Company

Dr. Pamela Spencer is the Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs & Product Stewardship at ANGUS Chemical, in Chicago, IL. Prior to this role, she worked for the Dow Chemical Company for 30 years, retiring as the Scientific Director of Dow’s Toxicology Environmental Research & Consulting function.  She received her doctorate from the Department of Toxicology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan. She has extensive experience in regulatory toxicity testing and research to define human health risks, with numerous publications to date in the areas of neurotoxicology, genetic toxicology, carcinogenicity and green chemistry.

Dr. Spencer is involved in several scientific service activities that include: appointment to National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods, appointment to the Board of Trustees for the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, and Vice President Society of Toxicology In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty section. 

Joel Tickner

JOEL TICKNER

Executive Director
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3)

Dr. Joel Tickner is a Professor of Public Health  at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is founder and Executive Director of the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3); Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4), a new professional association; and Co-Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI).  He is a leading expert on application of green chemistry and alternatives assessment in science and policy. He has served on a number of EPA and National Academy of Sciences advisory committees and advises government agencies around the world. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and a Doctor of Science Degree from the Department of Work Environment at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Emily Williams

EMILY WILLIAMS

Global Growth Platform Leader for Circular Economy
Michelman

Emily is the Global Growth Platform Leader for Circular Economy in the Printing and Packaging group at Michelman. In her four years there she has been focused on sustainable solutions and compostable coatings. In that time she has become an active member of the ASTM committee for compostable plastics, the Food Service Packaging Institute with the Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastics Recovery Group, and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an M.S. in the same from the University of Cincinnati.