Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center appoints new President for Board of DirectorsMarch 22, 2011
Seattle, WA—The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) announced today that John Harland, a Design for the Environment Program Engineer at the Intel Corporation in Portland, Ore. was selected to serve as the President for PPRC’s Board of Directors.
“John has had a wonderful long‐standing relationship with PPRC and has been involved with environmental sustainability at Intel for many years,” said PPRC Executive Director Paula Del Giudice. “He is a terrific leader who will be an enormous help moving PPRC into its next 20 years of pollution prevention performance in the region. We are extremely lucky to have him serve as our board president.”
“I couldn’t be more proud to work with a group that is having such a positive impact in working with governments and businesses to achieve their pollution prevention goals and improve their efficiency,” said Harland. “I’ve watched the organization change through the years to become the effective and respected leader throughout the country that it is now.”
Currently, Harland is responsible for environmental performance of new manufacturing technologies at Intel. While at Intel, he has also worked on their environmental compliance within Oregon and the environmental design of new factory construction and waste systems.
Prior to joining Intel, Harland worked for a company of consulting engineers on the design of wastewater treatment facilities and for a company that manufactured wastewater treatment equipment.
Harland holds a MS in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Harland replaces three‐year president Bill Dunbar who has assumed a position as the Policy Director for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 10 office in Seattle.
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is the leading regional non‐profit that provides practical, on‐the‐ground technical assistance to businesses, public agencies, and non‐profits that are seeking to conserve resources and improve economic performance. PPRC’s projects include lean and green for industry, various environmental trainings in the form of webinars, environmentally preferable purchasing, green business certifications, fiscal agentry, and the Spray Technique Applied Research (STAR) training for painters. PPRC also provides research that includes development of best management practices, life‐cycle analysis, toxics‐ and greenhouse gas (GHG)‐footprinting, and a free research program for a specific environmental issue or question.