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Environmental Professional’s Guide to Lean and Six Sigma: Contents & Acknowledgements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is grateful for the valuable assistance of the individuals who helped develop this guide and shared experiences and techniques for integrating Lean, Six Sigma, and environmental improvement efforts. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Innovation and Green Suppliers Network Program participated in the development of this guide.

This guide has benefited from the collective expertise and ideas of many individuals. In particular, EPA would like to thank the following individuals for their thoughtful contributions:

  • Jenni Cawein, Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Engineering Manager, Baxter International
  • Chris D. Chapman, Senior Program Manager, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Michelle Gaither, Environmental Engineer, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
  • Newton Green, Business Manager, New York State Pollution Prevention Institute
  • Gretchen Hancock, Project Manager, General Electric
  • Judy Kennedy, Environmental Engineer, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Scott Lakari, Vice President of Operations, Metalworks
  • Kurt Middelkoop, Field Specialist, Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
  • Jeff Monaghan, Manufacturing Engineer and Lean Practitioner, Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc.
  • Hugh O’Neill, Lean and Environment Project Supervisor, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Joanna Pierce, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • Laura Rauwerda, Senior Environmental Analyst, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Judy Wlodarczyk, Environment and Energy Director, CONNSTEP, Inc.

This guide was prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Ross Strategic in association with Industrial Economics, Inc. (EPA Contract # EP-W-04-023).

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