What the Evolution of the Automotive Industry Teaches us about a Long-Term Sustainability Commitment
Sponsored by: Cleveland Engineering Society
Speaker(s): Roger Saillant, PhD
Date & Time: Nov 8, 2012 8 AM - 2 PM (Eastern)
LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility
25777 Detroit Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Roger Saillant, PhD, Executive Director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, is the key note speaker at the Cleveland Engineering Society's Annual Industrial & Manufacturing Conference.
Dr. Saillant will discuss the evolution of automotive painting and emissions standards and what they teach us about a long-term sustainability commitment.
Roger Saillant, PhD, is a recognized authority in renewable energy and sustainability and has served as a pioneer in fuel cells, energy policy, and holistic management techniques. His extensive corporate experience includes seven years as CEO of Plug Power, a cutting-edge fuel cell company. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation, and he has worked to open plants and operations in Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Dr. Saillant teaches and speaks on sustainability issues, and recent speaking engagements have been at leading colleges and universities including the Sloan School at MIT, Fordham University, and New York University. Another of his passions is communicating sustainability concerns to mainstream society--in this vein, he has recently co-authored a novel, Vapor Trails, dealing with some of today's hottest issues, such as climate change, carbon sequestration, and corporate control. The book has received excellent expert reviews.
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