PPRC Welcomes New Board of Directors members
The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) announced today that Atsuo Miyake, Roger McFadden, Scott Butner, and John Iani have joined the board of directors of the regional environmental organization. The new directors bring a range of business experience and industry expertise to the PPRC board and its work to promote both environmental and economic vitality in the Pacific Northwest.
“We are delighted to have these strong and engaging regional leaders join our Board of Directors,” said Paula Del Giudice, Executive Director of PPRC. “It’s proof that preventing pollution makes a lot of sense when it comes to conserving natural resources and maintaining a healthy business climate. We are grateful for their service.”
Atsuo Miyake is the Director of Environment, Health, Safety (EHS) for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). He is the functional EHS leader for the BCA operations in Everett, Renton, Auburn, Frederickson, Portland, Salt Lake City, Winnipeg, Boeing Aerostructure of Australia, Boeing South Carolina, Commercial Aviation Services and Supplier Management. Atsuo has served in a variety of different roles at Boeing since 1983. “The Boeing Company has had a long history of involvement with PPRC,” said Miyake, “particularly because it’s critical to our operating environment that we reduce pollution at its source. We also are advocates for strong private/public partnerships and appreciate PPRC’s assistance in brokering those partnerships.”
Roger McFadden is Vice President and Senior Scientist at Staples, Inc., a position he has held since July 2009. Before joining Staples, Roger was Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Corporate Express with headquarters in Broomfield, CO, a position he held from May 2006 until 2009 when Staples acquired Corporate Express. From 1988 until 2006, Roger was Vice President of R&D for Coastwide Laboratories with headquarters in Wilsonville, OR. Roger sits on the California Green Ribbon Science Panel and was recently appointed to the California Green Products Innovation Institute. He is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives. “We need a revolution in product design with an environmental conscience and commitment to pollution prevention and green chemistry,” said McFadden. “We are grateful to PPRC for sharing their knowledge and expertise and helping businesses meet their sustainability objectives and eliminating pollution and waste at all stages of the product life cycle. It is an honor to be elected to its Board of Directors.”
Scott Butner is a senior research scientist in the Knowledge Discovery and Informatics group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Scott has worked on a wide array of pollution prevention and sustainability related projects throughout his 28 year career at PNNL. His research career has ranged from pilot plant development of biofuels technology and policy development, to lifecycle analysis and green process design research. “I’ve worked with PPRC since its inception,” Butner said, “and am excited about the opportunities to serve the organization that is helping businesses create a sustainable future.”
John Iani is a partner with Perkins Coie’s Environment, Energy & Resources practice, which focuses his practice on helping clients in developing and structuring business and commercial endeavors, particularly in the areas of project development, energy, natural resources and fisheries. Iani served as the Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was responsible for managing the EPA’s programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. “I’ve dedicated much of my career toward building strong private/public partnerships,” said Iani. “I believe that a healthy environment and a strong business climate go hand in hand. I’m proud to be associated with an organization that is fostering that effort.”
For full bios and more information about the newest members of PPRC’s Board of Directors here.