Richard Crowther, Director of Sustainability Environmental Affairs; Coca Cola Refreshments
Richard Crowther manages Sustainability related activities for Coca-Cola Refreshments across North America. He has responsibility for improving the energy efficiency, water efficiency, in-plant recycling rates and net carbon/water impact of production and warehouse facilities, as well as the transportation fleet and vending/cooler equipment. He has nearly two decades of diverse experience in the energy efficiency and sustainability field, and is familiar with all aspects of the industry from supply planning and demand reduction to carbon accounting and clean-tech project developed such as use of bio-fuels, cogeneration, solar power and fuel cells.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Co. in 2006, he gained experience working for York International, The Southern Co. and Atlanta Gas Light Co.
Mr. Crowther holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Thomas Day, Chief Sustainability Officer; United States Postal Service
Thomas Day is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the United States Postal Service, a position he assumed in June 2011. In this role, he leads the USPS’s ambition of being a sustainability leader by creating a culture of conservation throughout the organization, and leading the adoption of sustainable business practices.
Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Day was Senior Vice President, Intelligent Mail and Address Quality (2007-2011) and Senior Vice President of Government Relations (2005-2007). From 2001-2005, he was Vice President of Engineering.
Mr. Day is a third-generation employee who entered the Postal Service as a management associate in the Northeast Region in 1984 following five years’ service as an officer in the U.S. Army.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1978. He represented the Postal Service as a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he earned a Master of Science degree in management in 1996.
Tim Lindsey, Global Director of Sustainable Development; Caterpillar Inc.
Tim Lindsey joined Caterpillar Inc. in February of 2012 to lead enterprise efforts to build a culture of sustainable development. His team focuses on integrating sustainability principles into all internal business units as well as Caterpillar's many suppliers, dealers, and customers. He is an accomplished program and project manager with experience in multiple industrial sectors, including: energy, mining, machining, metal finishing, die-casting, electronics, agriculture, food processing, biofuels, and chemical processing.
Prior to joining Caterpillar, Mr. Lindsey spent 20 years at the University of Illinois leading a wide range of research, education and outreach initiatives focused on improving business sustainability. He and his staff helped hundreds of organizations improve their processes, products, and systems through the development and implementation of innovations that reduce their utilization of energy, materials, water, and land. He also worked for ExxonMobil at a Powder River Basin coal mine where he held various positions, including: Environmental Engineer, Safety Director and Senior Project Manager.
Mr. Lindsey is a nationally recognized expert regarding change management and implementation of innovative sustainability practices. He holds both Bachelor of Science and Mater of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois.