12 Jan 2022
Calvin Lakhan elected to SGP Board of Directors
Sayville, NY – January 12, 2022: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced the election of Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D. of the Consortium for Waste Circularity (CWC) to its Board of Directors.
Lakhan is a specialist in the field of environmental resource management and economics. In addition to serving on the CWC Academic Committee, Lakhan is a co-investigator of the “Waste Wiki” project at York University, Toronto. His research is devoted to advancing the understanding of waste management research and policy.
"I am honored to be elected as an SGP Director and look forward to working with its community to better understand how emerging trends in waste management legislation are likely to affect them," said Lakhan. "Producer responsibility legislation is gaining traction in jurisdictions across North America and Europe, and SGP must understand what this means for the printing industry, and how best to best address these policies in a way consistent with SGP’s sustainability objectives."
"We are pleased to have Calvin join the SGP Board of Directors. He is Canada’s leading expert on waste management research and policy, authoring more than 100 papers and reports," said Jonathan Graham, SGP Chair and TE Connectivity representative. "Calvin is a key community member in our Toronto hub which includes several SGP certified facilities and universities leading the way in educating the next generation in print sustainability."
Lakhan will be working with other SGP Community members to develop the SGP Academic Committee that will engage and educate students about SGP’s mission. Lakhan joins Birdley James from Miller Zell as new SGP Directors along with reelected officers and directors:
- Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, Vice Chair Engagement
- Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corporation, Vice Chair Marketing
- Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
- Suzanna Eversole, REI Recreation Equipment Inc.
- George Glisan, Ph.D., Appalachian State University
Other members continuing their terms include:
- Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity, Chair
- Marci Kinter, PRINTING United Alliance, Secretary & Vice Chair Technical
- George Fuchs, NAPIM, Vice Chair Information Technology
- Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, Treasurer
- Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC
- Sean Carr, HH Global
- Adrian Cook, 3M
- Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
- Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
- Bryan Rose, Cooley/Group
- Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group
SGP certification recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who complete the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. Printing industry facilities, including both printers and suppliers, interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit www.sgppartnership.org/certification for information.
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership
PO Box 535 Sayville
NY 11782-0535, New York
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ABOUT SGP: The SGP Partnership is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, tesa tape North America, Bobst, Cooley/Group, EFI, EMG, FLEXcon, Laird Plastics, New Leaf Paper, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major print organizations, academic institutions and other leading companies. www.sgppartnership.org
ABOUT Miller Zell: Miller Zell is a retail experience solutions company. The company partners with retailers to create the ideal customer experience in their stores, offering design, implementation, strategy and support, fostering sales growth amid a complex and changing marketplace. Miller Zell deploys these solutions at scale, thereby minimizing client risk, cost and