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Lean & Water Toolkit: Contents and Acknowledgements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is grateful for the valuable assistance of the organizations and individuals who helped develop this toolkit and who shared experiences, tools, and techniques for integrating Lean manufacturing and water efficiency. EPA’s Office of Policy sponsored and led the development of this toolkit, while EPA’s Office of Water provided considerable input.

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:

  • Michael Abouezzi, Senior Director, Lean Six Sigma and Total Productive Maintenance, PepsiCo
  • Barruch Ben-Zekry, Manager of Environmental Sustainability for Operations, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Scott Butler, Vice President of Operations and Technical Services, Del Monte Foods
  • Lynn Coleman, Environmental Engineer, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Rob Currie, Director, Environment, Health and Safety, Baxter International
  • Michelle Gaither, Technical Research Lead, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
  • Amy Goldman, Director, Global Environmental Management Initiative
  • Reza Hosseini, Manager of Environmental Site and Compliance Assessment, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Bruce Karas, Director, Sustainability, Environmental and Safety, Coca-Cola North America
  • Deborah Kennedy, Senior Principal Engineer, Resource Conservation, PepsiCo
  • Robert ter Kuile, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, Global Public Policy, PepsiCo
  • Jessica McGlyn, Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, U.S. Inc.
  • Rob Meyers, Director, Environmental Sustainability, Global Operations, PepsiCo
  • John Radtke, Water Resource Manager, Coca-Cola North America
  • Jason Schulist, Director of Program Office, DTE Energy
  • Mike Sklar, Continuous Improvement Manager, DTE Energy
  • Charles Souders, Manager, Environmental Compliance, Johnson & Johnson/McNeil Consumer Healthcare
  • David Walker, Senior Director, Environmental Sustainability, PepsiCo

This toolkit was prepared for EPA by Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd. in association with Industrial Economics, Inc. (EPA Contract # EP-W-10-002).

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