Senior Vice President, Production, Time Inc.
Guy Gleysteen is Senior Vice President, Production for Time Inc., the largest magazine publisher in the United States. In that role, Gleysteen oversees the division that is responsible for all production technology, print procurement, manufacturing, paper, and distribution activities for Time Inc. He is also responsible for leading Time Inc.’s sustainability activities. Gleysteen joined Time Inc. in 1985 and assumed his current position in November 2007. Prior to being named Senior Vice President in 2007, Gleysteen was the Director of Paper and Digital Development for Time Inc. where he was responsible for directing the company’s global paper procurement operations and the production technology team. Gleysteen has an extensive background in magazine production and supporting technologies. He served in numerous operational and management roles within Time Inc., including Director of Printing and Production Director at Fortune magazine. An active supporter of the print industry, Gleysteen currently serves as Chairman of the Board, IDEAlliance and was the President of Partnership in Print Production 2008-2009.
Lyn led the corporate responsibility portfolio at Catalyst Paper through the end of 2013. In January 2014 Catalyst and its partners announced completion of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement for coastal British Columbia. During her tenure, Catalyst ranked among the Corporate Knights Best 50 Canadian companies for seven consecutive years and earned five awards for reporting excellence from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Prior to joining Catalyst Paper, she worked in the electricity sector with Aquila Networks Canada (2000-2003) in telecommunications with TELUS (1989-1999). She holds an MBA from Royal Roads University (2002), a BA from the University of Alberta (1994), and a journalism diploma from MacEwan University (1980). She is also an accredited business communicator (IABC) and an advocate of sustainability as an integral and strategic business consideration.
Penelope Fenner-Crisp, Ph.D.
US EPA (Retired), ILSI Risk Science Institute (Retired)
Dr. Fenner-Crisp is the former Executive Director of the Risk Science Institute of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), a global, nonprofit, scientific organization dedicated to seeking scientific solutions to important public health issues related to food and nutrition, food safety, water quality, chemical safety, and environmental health and assessment of human health and environmental risk. Dr. Fenner-Crisp’s current areas of expertise include human health and environmental risk assessment, toxicology, science policy, and its integration into regulatory decision-making and familiarity with environmental regulatory programs and practices, all of which are a continuation of her activities and responsibilities during her 22 years at the US EPA. She currently serves on several advisory committees and boards.
Founder and Creative Director, The Moderns
Recognized within the business community and celebrated by clients, Janine James helps businesses and organizations marry commerce, art, and community to build stronger brand cultures. Through her multidisciplinary firm, The Moderns, James offers her clients experience-enhancing solutions that are grounded in smart, effective business strategies and executed with stunning results across an array of mediums. Her work has helped businesses like Sundance Cinemas, Aveda, and American Express develop brand cultures that have spawned self-aggregating, self-sustaining communities. Before founding The Moderns in 1992, James was Director of Design and Product Development for ICF. Prior to that, James worked in the innovative Design Lab in Herman Miller’s London office. Besides leading the success of The Moderns, James was recently a fellow at Harvard University where she taught with renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Robert Coles.
Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Andrea Larson has served for 20 years on the faculty of The Darden School teaching in the MBA program and in Executive Education in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable business. Building upon earlier research in entrepreneurship, alliances, and network organizations, her current research, teaching, and curriculum development focuses on innovation by companies engaged in sustainable business as a strategic and competitive advantage. She was co-founder in 2002 of The Ingenuity Project, a multifaceted program to integrate theory and practice on entrepreneurship/innovation together with sustainable business practices, and to encourage their use in management education as well as corporations. Entrepreneurship theory, green chemistry design, industrial ecology, and cradle to cradle design were illustrative of the core approach. She holds a PhD from Harvard University, awarded jointly by the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Founder, Susan Lyons Studio
Susan Lyons’ design and development studio consults with some of the leading fabric makers, including Herman Miller, where she develops products for the Materials program. She is the former Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Designtex, a division of Steelcase and a leader in the textiles industry. While in that position, she commissioned and steered the development of the Climatex Lifecycle, the first commercially produced biodegradable fabric, widely considered the first product of the “next industrial revolution.” When she returned to New York, Lyons began designing textiles for interiors. Previously, she was Director of Product Development and Marketing for Boris Kroll Fabrics. In 2004, she was recognized as an “Environmental Champion” by Interiors & Sources magazine, and her work has won many awards and has been featured in the Denver Art Museum and the Design Museum of London.
Matthew Realff, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech
Dr. Realff is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and Program Director at the National Science Foundation. His broad research interests are in the areas of process design, simulation, scheduling, and control. He has specific interests that include the design and operation of processes that minimize waste production by recovery of useful products from waste streams, and the simultaneous scheduling and control of batch processes. His overall research goal is to automate the entire design process: the design or selection of molecules for desired product properties, the synthesis of reaction pathways and speratio operations, and the design and selection of processing equipment, combining fundamental chemical engineering science with an understanding of the methods of design.
Charles W Riegle Jr.
Vice President, TOMRA
For the past 20 years, Chuck has worked in the recycling industry in both the public and private sectors. As a Vice President for TOMRA, he develops new markets by working with government officials and stakeholders. He also holds the portfolio for corporate social responsibility reporting for the North American group. Previously, he directed solid waste and recycling operations for the City of Norwalk, CT. Chuck earned his BA degree from Vanderbilt University and an MS degree in Environmental Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Representing TOMRA, he has participated in various projects and networks including the Prince of Wales’ Business & Environment Programme, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, CORR, WalMart’s Packaging Sustainability Value Network, and BEAR. Outside of work, highlights include leading Greenwich Audubon Society in an intertidal wetlands restoration project recognized by former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt. Chuck lives with his family in Madison, CT.
Sustainability Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Jeff Wooster joined Dow in 1988 after receiving a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University of Science & Technology. He worked for five years in Polyolefins Product Research, and in 1993 he transferred to Plastics Technical Service & Development. In 2006 he became co-chair of Dow’s North American Sustainable Packaging Team and has been an active member of SPC since that time. Jeff enjoys collaborating with the entire value chain and is currently responsible for market focused sustainable packaging initiatives within the Performance Plastics business at Dow. He is passionate about sustainability and in addition to his work with the SPC serves as the lead Dow representative on Wal-Mart’s Packaging SVN, the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division Packaging Team, and the Flexible Packaging Association’s Sustainability Task Force. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of AMERIPEN. Jeff holds 44 U.S. and foreign patents and has published over 50 technical papers and presentations. He lives in Houston, Texas but enjoys traveling beyond Texas’ boundaries to enjoy his favorite hobbies of snow skiing and contributing to the economic development of the world’s top tourist destinations.