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Acknowledgments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is grateful for the valuable assistance of the organizations and individuals who helped develop this toolkit and shared experiences, tools, and techniques for integrating Lean manufacturing and chemical waste reduction. EPA’s National Center for Environmental Innovation, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, and Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery participated in the development of this toolkit.

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:

  • Dave Bury, Energy Engineer, Energy Office, Robins Air Force Base
  • Caitlin Callaghan, PhD Chemical Engineering, JD and Masters Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
  • Casey Connolly, Continuous Improvement & Reliability Manager, Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corporation
  • John Earl, Environmental Manager & Special Projects, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company
  • Hal Ehrhardt, Principal Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer, Corporate Office, Lockheed Martin
  • Kevin Emerick, EHS Manager, Woodfold Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Michelle Gaither, Environmental Engineer, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
  • Dave Gunnarson, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer, Manassas, Virginia facility, Lockheed Martin
  • Carole LeBlanc, Special Expert, Emerging Contaminants, Office of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
  • Becky McCoy, P.E., Chief, Environmental Division, Robins Air Force Base
  • Charlie Martin, Consultant, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership
This toolkit was prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by Ross & Associates Environmental Consulting, Ltd. (http://www.ross-assoc.com Exit EPA Disclaimer) in association with Industrial Economics, Inc. (EPA Contract # EP-W-04-023).

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