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Anna Mangum, NC MEP speaker for L&E Workgroup on 8/21/12

posted Aug 15, 2012, 4:45 PM by Paula Del Giudice

August NPPR Lean and Environment Workgroup:

How to Implement Energy Economy and Environment Projects

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

12 noon Pacific, 1 p.m. Mountain, 2 p.m. Central, 3 p.m. Eastern

 

HOW TO CONNECT

WEB ACCESS

Join as Attendee: http://stateoftexas.qwestccc.com/QwestWeb/LeanEnvironment

First time CenturyLink CCC user? Run system test:
http://stateoftexas.qwestccc.com/utilities/fullbrowsertest.aspx

AUDIO ACCESS
When you log in to the link above the system will give you the option
to take a call. Please use this option because it helps us keep
track of who attends these webinars. However, if you are unable to use the
web based system you can get audio only at: 1-877-820-7831

 

Joining us in August will be Anna Mangum. She'll give us the insider's view at how you get to implementation with E3 projects--a behind the scenes look at how to herd cats, twist arms, crunch numbers, and communicate to the masses.

 

Anna's bio:

Mangum is an improvement specialist at North Carolina State University’s Industrial Extension Service, IES: NC MEP. Anna provides leadership to North Carolina’s statewide sustainable manufacturing initiative, E3. She works closely with federal, state and local leaders, gaining their support of manufacturers to be sustainable in economy, energy and environment. Under her direction, E3 has deployed statewide, engaging over 30 manufactures, 190 partners and impacting 17 North Carolina communities. The program was recently recognized by Governor Bev Perdue as well as presented to the White House Rural Council.

Anna also serves her organization as a technical specialist in environmental health and safety. She specializes in the delivery of EHS classes and on-site services including ISO 14001, HAZWOPER, and a variety of occupational health and safety classes.

Prior to joining IES in 2008, Anna conducted research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. There, her work focused on familial pulmonary fibrosis and molecular genetics.

Anna graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in environmental technology, and minors in environmental toxicology and environmental science.

 

About the Lean and Environment Workgroup

 

The Lean and Environment Work Group is a partnership between the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (P2.org), the Zero Waste Network (ZeroWasteNetwork.org) and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC.org).    Its purpose is to demonstrate the profitability of incorporating sustainable business practices into operations. Anyone who is interested in being part of the group should go to http://groups.google.com/group/lean-and-green-workgroup?hl=en and click on “apply” for membership.  If you already have a Google ID, you can sign in and apply for membership.  If you don’t have a Google ID, you can click on the link to the right to create an ID and apply for membership. Presentations and materials referenced are available through the group.

 

 

The Lean and Environment Work Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 12 noon Pacific. Call in information and agendas are available from the Google  group.

 

The google site contains:

- Copies of past presentations

- announcements and updates

- contact information

 

https://sites.google.com/site/leangreenworkgroup/

 

Hugh O’Neill, Chair

hone461@ecy.wa.gov

 

Paula Del Giudice, Board Liaison

pdelgiudice@pprc.org

 

Thomas Vinson, work group facilitator

tvinson@uta.edu

 

Lean and Water Toolkit Webinar

posted Dec 20, 2011, 9:25 AM by Paula Del Giudice

How to Connect:

Date:  Tue., Dec. 20, 2011

Time:  3:00 pm EST, 2:00 pm CST, 1:00 p.m. MST, 12:00 pm PST

WEB ACCESS

Join as Attendee: http://stateoftexas.qwestccc.com/QwestWeb/LeanEnvironment

First time CenturyLink CCC user?  Run system test: http://stateoftexas.qwestccc.com/utilities/fullbrowsertest.aspx

AUDIO ACCESS

Dial-in (U.S.):   Toll:   1-720-279-0026

Toll free:   1-877-820-7831

Intro to Lean Webinar

posted Apr 5, 2011, 3:49 PM by Paula Del Giudice

An Introduction to Lean

Wednesday, April 20th

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Webinar sponsored by the

NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative

 

 

To register for the webinar go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FV8QLQW

 

The NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative will be hosting a Lean and Green webinar entitled "An Introduction to Lean" on Wednesday, April 20th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Our guest speaker is Lee Ann Parrott, the lead auditor and program coordinator for QMS, EMS, and OHSMS for EMC Corporation in Apex, NC. Lee Ann is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a qualified EMC instructor for several Lean Six Sigma courses, and a qualified mentor. She has been in quality management for 12 years.

 

Points covered in the presentation will include the following:

Lean Six Sigma defined

Why Lean Six Sigma?

What’s a process?

Interrogating the process by identifying Value & Waste

Brief overview of some tools that identify Waste

Key principles of Lean Thinking: Flow & Pull

Brief overview of some tools that help eliminate Waste

 

April 19 Workgroup Meeting Announcement

posted Mar 25, 2011, 9:43 AM by Paula Del Giudice

April's free lean and environment webinar will feature three speakers:

     Kathey Ferland, Texas Industries of the Future, The University of Texas at Austin

     Tom Beard, Texas Manufacturers Assistance Center, (Arlington)

     Kurt Middelkoop, Texas Manufacturers Assistance Center (Arlington)

 

The speakers will be presenting the Energy-Efficiency Opportunity Calculator for Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers, a software tool to assist technical assistance providers or plant staff to estimate potential energy and cost savings, as well as emission reductions, from 16 projects commonly found at small and mid-sized manufacturers.  The Texas MEP will be demonstrating the tool and discussing how it has been integrated into its delivery of their E3 program.

 

 AGENDA

     Introduction and Overview of Approach (5 min) Kathey Ferland

     TMAC Use of Tool and Incorporation of Tool into E3 Projects (15 min) Tom Beard

     Demonstration of Tool (15 min) Kurt Middelkoop

     Case Study  (10 min) Kurt Middelkoop

·          Q&A  (15 min)

 

BIOS

Ms. Ferland initiated the Texas Industries of the Future (IOF) program, an industrial energy efficiency program, in Fall 2000 at The University of Texas at Austin in the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources.  She is responsible for all aspects of program development, fundraising, and implementation of the Texas IOF program.  Currently Ms. Ferland is working with DOE and the US Council for Energy-Efficient Manufacturing on the development of the Superior Energy Performance, an ANSI-accredited energy-efficiency plant certification program.   Prior to starting Texas Industries of the Future, Ms. Ferland managed an industrial pollution prevention technical assistance program at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s predecessor, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission.   Ms. Ferland has a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas.

 

Tom Beard has over 20 years’ experience in operations management and manufacturing.  He joined the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center in 1995.  Since then he has worked with a number of companies on MRP II implementation.  Recently, Tom has worked with the DOE Industrial Assessment Center in Texas on joint assessments of manufacturers.

 

Prior to joining TMAC, he worked as a General Manager at Wor-Tex Corporation, where he doubled company sales and profitability.  In 1990 Tom joined General Dynamics Ft. Worth Division where he served in Program Management with the Industrial Modernization Incentives Program. During this period, Tom conceived and implemented several modernization projects that reduced cost and improved efficiency in some of the most sophisticated manufacturing facilities in the United States.  These modernization efforts resulted in savings to the companies involved of over $10 million with an average pay back of two years.

 

Tom received his BS degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and is an ISO 14001 Auditor.

Kurt Middelkoop has over 26 years of experience in manufacturing and small business ownership and operation. Kurt presents a holistic, integrated approach to his customers. He advocates Sustainable Manufacturing practices (economic, environmental, social).  He has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to provide training and on-site assistance for delivering “Lean and Clean” integrated workshops and EMS to both municipalities and manufactures. He has delivered the Green Suppliers Network (GSN) process improvement program for multiple companies, a partnership with the EPA, NIST MEP, and OEMs, and was a contributor to the EPA in the development of the Lean & Environment toolkit.  He has provided training on “Lean, Environmental and Sustainability” to organizations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Ireland.

Kurt has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee. In 2005 he was chosen as the Industrial Engineer of the Year- Dallas Chapter.  In 2007 his customer Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions was awarded by the Governs Office as winner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Environmental Excellence Award for their implemented ISO 14000 EMS.

HOW TO CONNECT: 

Date/Time – Tue April19, 3:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm CDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 
12:00 pm PDT 
Web site: 
https://ced096465.uta.edu/r99719463/ 
Audio: Call 877-531-0114; meeting room number is *1576220* - be sure 
to hit the "*" key before AND after the room number 

ABOUT THE LEAN AND ENVIRONMENT WORKGROUP 

The lean and environment workgroup is a partnership between the 
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (P2.org), the Zero Waste 
Network (ZeroWasteNetwork.org) and the Pollution Prevention Resource 
Center (PPRC.org).    Its purpose is to demonstrate the 
profitability of incorporating sustainable business practices into 
operations. 

Anyone who is interested in being part of the group should go to 
http://groups.google.com/group/lean-and-green-workgroup?hl=en and 
click on “apply” for membership.  If you already have a Google ID, 
you can sign in and apply for membership.  If you don't have a Google 
ID, y
ou can click on the link to the right to create an ID and apply for 
membership. Also check out the NPPR Lean and Environment Workgroup Google site at
https://sites.google.com/site/leangreenworkgroup/

Discount on Pamela Gordon's book for members!

posted Mar 25, 2011, 9:31 AM by Paula Del Giudice

March Lean & Environment Workgroup speaker Pamela Gordon has offered a discounted author's rate of $12/book plus $4 shipping for Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment (the book lists for $24.95)! If you are interested, contact her at pgordon@techforecasters.com 
 
Product Details

Manufacturing Innovations 2011

posted Mar 21, 2011, 2:11 PM by Paula Del Giudice

Every year over 700 manufacturers, industry experts and MEP field staff join together to learn and connect, bringing the experience back to their organizations and continuing to build a strong & competitive U.S. manufacturing base. The event truly brings the “voice of manufacturing” and “voice of government” to an open, educational and sharing environment that makes a measurable impact on U.S. manufacturing.


All event sessions are delivered in one of three ways:

   TRAINING - Education within a certain field or skill set

   TOOLS - Information and instruction on proven and effective tools

   CONNECTIONS - Develop and foster beneficial relationships
 

Saturday, May 14, 2011 1:00 PM - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 5:00 PM
Eastern Time

Orlando Marriott World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32824
USA
800-564-3181

http://www.cvent.com/events/manufacturing-innovations-2011-an-mep-national-event/event-summary-8dfe3d1eb73c45fda82ed8cf23bf7643.aspx

March Workgroup Meeting:

posted Mar 15, 2011, 2:43 PM by Paula Del Giudice

This month’s free lean and environment webinar will feature three

speakers:

     Pamela Gordon, Author of Lean and Green: Profit for Your

Workplace and the Environment, and founder of Technology Forecasters Inc.

     Jesse B. Kevan, Global Environmental Compliance Manager, Tellabs

Office of Environmental Affairs

     Glenn Pohly, Quality & Sustainability, Symmetricom

The speakers will be sharing their experiences incorporating lean and green techniques in the electronics sector.  They will be focusing on practical tools such as road mapping and design for the environment, and their application within profit driven businesses.

 

HOW TO CONNECT:

 

Date/Time – Monday March 21, 3:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm CDT, 1:00 p.m. MDT, 12:00 pm PDT Web site: https://ced096465.uta.edu/r99719463/

Audio: Call 877-531-0114; meeting room number is *1576220* - be sure to hit the "*" key before AND after the room number AGENDA

     Introduction ( 5 min) Paula Del Giudice

     Overview of Approaches (15 min) Pamela Gordon

     Roadmap to CO2 and $ reductions (15 min)

     Design for the Environment  (15 min)

     Question and Answer  (20+ Minutes) note: call can stay open

until 5:30 CDT

 

ABOUT THE LEAN AND ENVIRONMENT WORKGROUP

 

The lean and environment workgroup is a partnership between the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (P2.org), the Zero Waste Network (ZeroWasteNetwork.org) and the Pollution Prevention Resource

Center (PPRC.org).    It’s purpose is to demonstrate the

profitability of incorporating sustainable business practices into operations.

Anyone who is interested in being part of the group should go to http://groups.google.com/group/lean-and-green-workgroup?hl=en and click on “apply” for membership.  If you already have a Google ID, you can sign in and apply for membership.  If you don't have a Google ID, you can click on the link to the right to create an ID and apply for membership.

 

posted Jan 7, 2010, 2:08 PM by Paula Del Giudice   [ updated Mar 15, 2011, 2:46 PM ]

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