Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar

Agency: Environmental Quality

Sustainable Manufacturing:
Leading the Way to Prevention, Profit and the Future

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Fetzer Center, WMU Campus, Kalamazoo

Several Michigan-based companies joined in discussion to learn more about their path to sustainable enterprise.  This first of its kind, this one day seminar focused on the diverse stakeholder connections and actions necessary to achieve long-term economic, energy and environmental vitality in the future.
The DEQ and the U.S. EPA are working with several partners in Michigan to provide the opportunity to implement lean, clean, energy- efficient and environmentally sound activities identified by the Michigan Economy, Energy, Environment (E3) assessment team members.   As a framework strategy, E3 is designed to revitalize Michigan’s manufacturing communities and to support on-going innovation and change in a competitive global marketplace.

Featured Keynote Speaker, John Bradburn of General Motors

AGENDA & PRESENTATIONS                        Additional Seminar Materials




Welcome and Opening Remarks: WMU President, Dr. John M. Dunn


Keynote: "The Rise of American Manufacturing for Profits, People and the Planet"
Matt Bogoshian, Sr. Policy Counsel, Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention, U.S. EPA
Dayne Walling, Mayor City of Flint (invited)


U.S. EPA, Economy, Energy, Environment
Tom Murray, Senior Science Advisor, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, U.S. EPA
Janice Karcher, VP, Economic Development, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce


Creating a Culture of Performance and Sustainability
Moderator:  Dr. David Meade, WMU-Green Manufacturing Initiative
William C. Small, Executive Director MMTC-West
Kal Kalkowski, Director of Operations & Engineering, Landscape Forms Inc.
Mike Myszka, Environmental Engineering Section Leader, Denso Corporation




Supply Chain Collaboration:  Challenges, Opportunities and Designing for the Future
Moderator:  Ken Jones, WMU-Business School
MaryEllen Mika, Sustainability and Supply Chain Manager, Steelcase Inc.
Wendy Schlett, Sustainable Research Group
John Kittredge, Vice President of Sustainability, FabriKal Inc.


How to Take Ownership of Zero Waste Goals
Moderator:  Marylin N. Glass-Hedges, WMU-GMI Project Manager
Mike Myszka, Environmental Engineering Section Leader, Denso Corporation
Ryan Smith, Landscape Forms, Inc.
Steven Kooy, Global Sustainability Manager, Haworth, Inc.


Environmental Leaders
Jeff Spencer, Manager, Clean Corporate Citizen Program, DEQ


Keynote Speaker: John Bradburn, Waste Reduction Manager, General Motors Corp.
Reimagining Waste to Change our World


Sustainable Energy Options and Corporate Leadership
Diane Bunse, Corporate Safety and Sustainability Specialist, Herman Miller, Inc.
Jessica Spagnuolo, Environmental Services-Sustainability, Consumers Energy
Jeff Spencer, Manager, Clean Corporate Citizen Program, DEQ




Implementing Water and Energy Conservation
Adam Westerdale, Aevitas Specialty Services
Arvind Atreya, Michigan IAC, University of Michigan
David Herb, Manager, RETAP, DEQ


Workforce Training - Tracking Green Metrics and Sharing Successes
Becky Fulgoni, Landscape Forms, Inc.
Shaun Shields, WMU Engineering Intern, Air National Guard Project
Joseph Imesch, WMU Engineering Intern, Steelcase Wood Products Project


Questions / Wrap-Up



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