Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.
Fuel Cell System Manufacturing: In January, General Motors and Honda formed the joint venture company to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US. This month they announced the new company’s leadership. GM’s Suheb Haq (pictured) will serve as the first president of FCSM and Honda’s Tomomi Kosaka will be the new company’s vice president. Haq most recently was director of GM Operational Excellence. Kosaka was president & CEO of Honda of America Mfg.
Enwave Energy Corporation: The sustainable energy services has hired Julia St. Michael as the company’s first director of sustainability engagement. Most recently, St. Michael was the director of research and sustainability with the Real Property Association of Canada.
ReFED: The cross-sector effort of 40 businesses, nonprofits, investors and others, committed to reducing food waste in the US, has named Chris Cochran, Walmart’s senior manager of corporate sustainability, as its first executive director, effective in April.
Antea Group: The environmental management and sustainability consulting firm has promoted Bill MacDonald to senior vice president and promoted Peylina Chu to vice president. MacDonald previously was Antea Group’s oil & gas segment leader. He joined the company in 1987. Chu was the company’s technology segment leader. She joined the company in 1999.
American Public Media Group: The largest station-based public radio organization in the US has hired Amy Skoczlas Cole as managing director of its new national water initiative. Previously, she served as Pentair’s first-ever vice president of corporate social responsibility.
More Recycling: The research and consulting company, which recently acquired Moore Recycling Associates and changed the name to More Recycling, has named Nina Bellucci Butler as CEO and Stacey Luddy as COO/CFO. Chad Jodon, a former senior software architect at IBM, is now CIO.
TRC Companies: The engineering, environmental consulting and construction-management services firm has hired Jeremy Pratt as a market director focused on hydropower licensing.
Hogan Lovells: The law firm said Hilary Tompkins, former Solicitor for the US Department of Interior, will join the firm’s environmental practice group as a partner in the Washington, DC office.
Atlas Copco: The sustainable productivity solutions company said Jeanette Livijn, senior vice president organizational development, has died after a longer fight against a severe disease. Livijn began her Atlas Copco career in 1987.