This webinar was recorded on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, (click the link below to view the recording of the event). Waste management has long been viewed as a necessary expense that has commanded little attention next to larger operational expenses. The waste and recycling industry is at a crossroads of change, and this change has opened up a significant opportunity for multi-site businesses to drive financial and environmental savings.
With this opportunity comes some significant challenges, as consolidation of haulers continues across the country and recycling and composting options grow, so is the complexity waste generators must manage through. Businesses are under greater presser for transparency and sustainability, creating new pressures and the need for increased collaboration with haulers.
Click on the link below to watch Ecova, Graybar and Environmental Leader as we highlight an integrated approach to waste management that will maximize on the opportunities and strategies to navigate the challenges created as a result of these industry changes.
Christopher Laughman, the Corporate Facilities Manager at Graybar Electric, Inc., will detail how Graybar successfully implemented a landfill diversion program which resulted in 50 percent cost reduction year-over-year. This webinar highlights an integrated approach to waste management that will maximize on the opportunities and strategies to navigate the challenges created as a result of these industry changes.
Meet the Speakers:
Brad Ouderkirk, Director of Solutions Engineering, Ecova
Brad Ouderkirk has been with Ecova for over 7 years, focusing on energy conservation, carbon management and sustainability in a variety of roles including strategic consulting and sales. Prior to Ecova, Brad worked at the Renewable Northwest Project, and at the Sustainable Development Office for the City of Portland. With a background in economics and finance, Brad brings a financial focus to energy and sustainability management.
Christopher Laughman, Corporate Facilities Manager, Graybar Electric, Inc.
Chris Laughman is the Corporate Facilities Manager at Graybar Electric, Inc., one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, a Fortune 500 distributor of electrical & comm/data products, with a 140+ year history. Graybar has specialized in supply chain management services and distribution of high-quality components, equipment and materials for the electrical and telecommunications industries.
In addition, to Corporate Facility Management, Chris serves on the Graybar Corporate Green Team as a subject matter expert, leading projects that impact the triple bottom line, providing assistance in sustainability planning at both the strategic and tactical level. Chris has obtained both his LEED AP O&M designation and his CFM (Certified Facility Manager) & SFP (Sustainable Facility Professional) certifications. Chris holds a Master’s Degree from Webster University, an undergraduate degree from The University of Central Missouri and resides in St Louis, Missouri.
Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
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