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Lean & Energy Toolkit: Contents & Acknowledgements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is grateful for the invaluable assistance of the organizations and individuals who helped develop this toolkit and shared experiences, tools, and techniques for integrating Lean manufacturing and energy management efforts. 

EPA’s Lean and energy partners include Baxter International, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), Eastman Kodak Corporation, Eaton Corporation, General Electric (GE), HNI Corporation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), The Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and the U.S. Department of Energy. EPA’s Office of Policy and the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention participated in the development of this toolkit.

In addition to these organizational partners, this toolkit 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:

  • Susan Boone, Lean Six Sigma Trainer, GE Infrastructure
  • James Breeze, Energy Engineer/Project Leader, Worldwide Energy Office, Eastman Kodak Company
  • Jenni Cawein, Corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Engineering Manager, Baxter International
  • Gerald Church, Director of Energy Services, CMTC
  • Rob Currie, Director, Corporate EHS Engineering, Baxter International
  • Michelle Gaither, Technical Research Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
  • Gretchen Hancock, Project Manager, GE Corporate Environmental Programs
  • Ernie Kulik, Corporate EHS, Eaton Corporation
  • Scott Lesnet, Member EHS Manager, HNI Corporation
  • Mike Molnar, Sustainability Manager, Cummins, Inc.
  • Kirk Prather, Operations Manager Energy Services, CMTC
  • Douglas W. Prihar, Management Assistance Partnership Project Director, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Randy Shultz, Facilities and EHS Manager, Eaton Truck, Shenandoah, Iowa
  • Ken Somers, Senior Expert, McKinsey Corporation
  • Scott Summers, Director and Vice President, EHS, Film Products Group, Eastman Kodak Company
  • Carroll Thomas, Partnership Catalyst, NIST MEP
  • Walt Tunnessen, National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR
  • Sarah Wendel, The Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Joe Wolfsberger, Vice President of Corporate EHS, Eaton Corporation

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

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