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  SFI Advisory Board

The SFI Advisory Board is an indispensable means of seeing that we are abiding by our mission and vision. We would like to thank the following people for their willingness to serve on this board.

Daniel P. Adler, is a MS graduate of Michigan Tech in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics. He is a senior engineer at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL. His expertise is in design and manufacturing with applications to component recycle and waste reduction.
Christina Behr-Andres a 1992 Civil Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech and is currently a Deputy Division Leader at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for the International, Space, and Response Division. She served in management positions in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division and the Water Stewardship Program at LANL.

A. Harvey Bell IV, is a former Executive Director of General Motors North American Advance Vehicle Development, responsible for the Vehicle Integration Center, Performance Managers, Harmony & Human Factors, Vehicle Architecture & Design Check/Integration, Energy, Drive Quality & Environment, Noise & Vibration, HVI Innovation Program, Aero/Thermal/Sealing Integration Center, Vehicle Dynamics & Control Systems and Vehicle Concept Engineering.

Stephen Kamin is a manufacturing consultant for Dow Corning Corporation.

kuske Kevin Kuske is the Chief Brand Anthropologist at Turnstone Furniture, a division of Steelcase North America. He is dedicated to helping “create great experiences wherever work happens.” At Turnstone, all solutions are designed with Cradle to Cradle™ and lean thinking to create sustainable products and processes.

clare mendelsohn Clare Mendelsohn is a 1987 Chemical Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech and a 2002 graduate of the Sloan School of Management. She is the Public Service Team Leader for the Hiawatha National Forest, based in Gladstone, Michigan, and a division of the U.S. Forest Service.

Mark Mleziva, a 1992 Chemical Engineering graduate of Michigan Tech, is Research Manager at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its' Corporate Research & Engineering Department in Neenah, WI.  His responsibilities include longer range sustainable and environmental technology exploration and development focused towards solutions for Kimberly-Clark's global branded consumer and B-B products.

bill olson Bill Olson is the Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola Mobile Devices.  In his role, Bill leads the ECOMOTO program and is responsible for driving go-to-market strategy for green mobile device products like the Motorola W233 RENEW.  Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. Bill has 23 US patents and more than 40 technical publications.

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Chris Swanston is Director of the Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science (NIACS), and a Research Ecologist in the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Swanston studies carbon biogeochemistry and cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, and NIACS develops synthesis products, fosters communication, and pursues science in carbon management, climate change, and bioenergy.



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