Current Trends in Industrial Sustainability: An AIChE Web Forum

Originally delivered Jul 14, 2011
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Corporations, universities and the government are all starting to embrace and implement the concept of sustainability. Attend this Web Forum to learn about what’s happening from the industry and government leaders, and discover how the engineering and construction industry is moving towards providing more sustainable services for the public infrastructure market.

In addition, you will learn how the U.S. EPA’s efforts are leading to more sustainable management practices, gain an understanding of a business to business (B2B) perspective and how industrial firms review sustainability drivers across the value chain, and see how sustainability can be leveraged to drive top and bottom line growth within the food industry.


Julie K. O'Brien

Julie K. O’Brien was appointed manager of Corporate Sustainability at Air Products in June 2010.  She is responsible for integrating sustainability into company businesses and work processes, working closely with Air Products’ Sustainability Council and senior managers to develop and achieve the company’s sustainability strategy.

Ms. O’Brien joined Air Products in 1986 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program with an initial assignment in manufacturing at the company’s chemical facility in Pasadena, TX.  She subsequently moved to Allentown, PA as a...Read more

Jay B. Clare, P.E.

Mr. Clare is a Vice President of the Infrastructure and Environment division of URS Corporation and is the Business Line Director for Sustainability. This role includes development and leadership of strategic sustainability consulting, greenhouse gas management, energy management, water management, renewable energy, and sustainable infrastructure design and construction services. He was formerly responsible for growing and continually improving service to URS’ power, commercial and industrial customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Western Canada, and China.

Mr. Clare...Read more

Darlene Schuster

Darlene Schuster is responsible for the successful implementation of AIChE conferences, publications,  educational AIChE Academy, membership programs and membership groups, and growth of AIChE impact to serve members in areas of relevance to chemical engineering.  Previously she was the executive director of the Technical Entities of AIChE, including the Institute for Sustainability, Society for Biological Engineering, the International Society for Metabolic Engineering, and the start-up entities. Schuster joined AIChE as director of government relations and headed AIChE’s...Read more

Roger Zellner

Roger Zellner is the Director of Sustainability for Research, Development and Quality at Kraft Foods.   He is responsible for development and implementation of RD&Q sustainability strategy, platforms and tools for package and product design.  Additionally, he is the Kraft Food RD&Q leader for Sustainability internally and externally with customers, NGO’s, government and universities. Roger is currently a co-chair for the Global Packaging Project sponsored by the Consumer Goods Forum. 

In 1983, Roger began with Kraft Foods - Oscar Mayer business.  He...Read more

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