Environmental Executive Moves: Recyclebank, Ecodesk, NSF, NASA
Recyclebank: The company that uses discounts and deals to encourage people to recycle has appointed David Eisendrath as chief operating officer, a new position within the company. Eisendrath joined Recyclebank in December 2010. Prior to becoming COO, Eisendrath was responsible for the company‚Äôs incentive-based recycling program and digital products.
Ecodesk: The open data sustainability reporting platform has named Sonny Masero global head of sales and business development. Masero most recently worked at CA Technologies as VP of energy and sustainability management solutions.
Verified Carbon Standard: The global carbon accounting standards program has hired Sandro Marostica as VCS director for Brazil. Prior to joining VCS, Marostica managed Bunge‚Äôs emission markets division in Brazil.
Strategic Materials Inc.: The major glass recycler‚Äôs CEO Bill Waltz has left the company, Waste & Recycling News reports. Waltz has been with the company since 2009. SMI did not give a reason for Waltz‚Äôs departure, according to the news outlet.
NSF International: The global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food and consumer goods industries, has promoted three scientific experts to its executive, health sciences and laboratory teams. Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., has been promoted to NSF International executive vice president and chief technical officer; she formerly served as NSF senior vice president and CTO. Bob Pietrowski, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president of NSF International‚Äôs global health sciences division; he was managing partner at pharma/biotech consultancy NSF-DBA (formerly David Begg Associates). Kurtis Kneen, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president of NSF International‚Äôs global laboratories. He was most recently director of NSF‚Äôs chemistry laboratories.
WSP Flack + Kurtz: The international engineering firm has appointed Alan Shepherd as senior vice president and director of its built ecology practice. Previously, Shepherd worked at multidisciplinary design firms.
Baldwin Brothers Inc.: Adam Seitchik and Farnum Brown have joined the financial advisory firm to launch Arjuna Capital, a sustainable wealth management platform. Adam Seitchik is Arjuna‚Äôs chief investment officer, and Farnum Brown serves as chief strategist and senior portfolio manager. Brown founded socially responsible investment advisory Advent Advisors in 1987; the company merged with Trillium in 1994. At Trillium, Brown was the chief investment strategist. Seitchik is the former co-CEO and CIO at Trillium and founder of the Sustainable Investment Research Center.
California Air Resources Board: The state board has appointed Richard Corey as CARB‚Äôs executive officer. Prior to this appointment, Corey served as deputy executive officer overseeing the Stationary Source Division.
Fuel Freedom Foundation: John Hofmeister, former Shell Oil president and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, has joined the nonprofit‚Äôs advisory board. Fuel Freedom Foundation advocates for alternative transportation fuels and aims to remove barriers so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete with gasoline at the pump and dealership.
Terra Tech: The sustainable agricultural products company has appointed Dr. Ronald Hart to its advisory board. Hart is the former chief scientist and executive director of the FDA‚Äôs National Center for Toxicology Research and was the first person in the history of the FDA to be named distinguished scientist in residence.
NASA: Scientist James E. Hansen has retired after a 46-year career at the space agency‚Äôs Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, The New York Times reports. The newspaper says the ‚Äúclimate maverick,‚ÄĚ who in 1988 testified before a Congressional committee that human-induced global warming had begun, plans to focus on political and legal efforts to halt greenhouse gas emissions.
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