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Environmental Executive Moves: IBM, Doe Run, Interface, WRI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

IBM: Ann Cramer is retiring as the tech company’s director for corporate citizenship and corporate affairs for the Americas, according to SaportaReport. In early January, Cramer received the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Citizenship from the US Chamber of Commerce, the blog reports.

The Doe Run Company: The privately held natural resources company and integrated lead producer has hired Mark Yingling for the role of vice president of environmental, health and safety. Previously, Yingling served as vice president of global health, safety, and environment and vice president of environment and conservancy at Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company.

Interface: The carpet manufacturer confirmed that Jim Hartzfeld has left his post as assistant vice president for sustainability. He was also managing director of InterfaceRAISE, a sustainability consulting firm linked to the company. Hartzfeld’s Environmental Leader column on “radical transparency” can be read here.

The Sustainability Consortium: The organization has elected four new board members representing the corporate members of TSC: Charlene Wall-Warren of BASF, Karen Hamilton of Unilever, Kim Marotta of Miller Coors, and Kevin Rabinovitch of Mars. The companies have all been members of TSC for over three years. Andrea Thomas, senior vice president of sustainability at Walmart, was re-elected for another term.

World Resources Institute: The environmental think tank has appointed Dr. Lailai Li as the new country director of WRI China. Previously, Li served as deputy director of the China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Centre at the Ministry of Transport and as the director of the Asia region for the Stockholm Environment Institute.

MaxWest Environmental Systems: The biogasification systems for wastewater treatment company has named Steven D. Winchester as its CEO. Winchester, a MaxWest board member since the beginning of 2012, has been leading the company as Interim CEO since August of 2012. Prior to joining the leadership team at MaxWest, Winchester was CEO of Winchester Consulting Group.

BigBelly Solar: The intelligent waste and recycling collection company has named Jim Norrod as its CEO and as a member of its board of directors. Norrod most recently served as president and CEO of Infinite Power Solutions. BigBelly Solar has also added Brian M. Barefoot to its Board of Directors. Barefoot is a senior advisor at Carl Marks & Co.

NREL: The DOE’s national laboratory has appointed Barbara Goodman as associate laboratory director for renewable fuels and vehicle systems. Goodman replaces Dale Gardner, who retired at the end of 2012. Goodman has served as NREL’s director of transportation technologies and systems research and development since 1996.

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