Morning Breakout Session
(M5) Water as a Sustainability Issue – L
For years, companies started down a path toward becoming more sustainable by tackling first energy issues and second waste issues. While these issues are still important to companies, water is becoming the hot new topic. At the same time, Wisconsin is home to the Global Water Center and the Alliance for Water Stewardship's (AWS) International Water Standard. Leadership in addressing water as a sustainability issue is being grown right here in Wisconsin. Hear from Matt Howard, the North American lead for developing the International Water Standard and two of the companies he is working with.
Matt Howard – The Alliance for Water Stewardship North America
Matt oversees The Water Council’s sustainability and stewardship initiatives which focus on rolling out the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s International Water Stewardship Standard in North America. Matt has over ten years in sustainability program development and management including five years as Milwaukee’s Sustainability Director. Matt came to Milwaukee from Washington, DC where he worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce and spent time as a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has an MA from George Washington University and a BA from Valparaiso University. He is a LEED and Lean Six Sigma accredited professional and currently serves on the EPA’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology.
Pat Cardiff – Grande Cheese
Pat received a B.S. in Agriculture with a major in Food Science from UW-Madison in 1980 and an M.B.A. from East Tennessee State in 1990. He has been employed in the cheese industry for the past 37 years. He has been with Grande since 1991 and currently serves on the Grande Social Responsibility team representing the environmental sustainability aspects of the company. Prior to Grande, Pat worked for Kraft, Bongrain S.A., and Dairyland Products. He is a past board advisor for the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Pat has been on the board of the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) for seven years and served for four years as the Vice President. As a member of the LSRWA Science team, he implemented and oversees the stream monitoring program. In the past six years, the LSRWA has sampled over 30 sites in the Middle and Lower Sugar River watershed. In 2015, Pat was awarded a Stream Monitoring Award for exemplary service from the UW Extension and Wisconsin DNR. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring our State and National Parks, gardening, and photographing the wonders of nature.
Lynn McIntosh - CNH
Lynn McIntosh is with CNH Industrial America, LLC Environmental, Health, Safety and Energy. CNH Industrial uses World Class Manufacturing as a business strategy for EHS&E performance improvement. Lynn has primary responsibility in NAFTA for all of the ISO certifications (ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 50001) as well as the implementation of sustainability reporting/EHS&E business management software.
Danielle Malloy - Badger Meter
Danielle has been at Badger Meter for 6 years and is currently a Facilities Sustainability Engineer. She leads sustainability projects including developing the recycling program and installing solar onsite. Additionally, she established the companies first sustainability reporting. Danielle has a Master of Science in Freshwater Science and Technology from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Valparaiso University.
The session will be moderated by...
Moderated by Greg Gasper – WMEP
Greg has a diverse leadership background including experience in developing sustainability initiatives, integrated management systems, Six Sigma methodology, leadership mentoring and productivity optimization. He has worked for organizations in the paper/packaging, food, automotive, metalworking/CNC machining, energy and transportation industries.