Barry Dambach, Senior Director EHS; Alcatel-Lucent


Barry Dambach leads the global EHS function at Alcatel-Lucent, a global leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.

In this role, he leads the team establishing a sustainability strategy and function within the company, which includes developing the first company-wide carbon footprint and setting the objective to reduce their operational carbon footprint by 50 percent by 2020. His team also works with the Eco-Product development function to drive environmental issues into all new products.


Mr. Dambach has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Science, both from Rutgers University.

Gretchen Digby, Director, Global Sustainability Programs, Ingersoll-Rand Inc.


Gretchen Digby

Gretchen Digby is the Director of Global Sustainability Programs for the Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) at Ingersoll-Rand.  In this role, she is focused on establishing world-class sustainability training programs, as well as leading global engagement activities for the company’s 39,000 employees to further integrate sustainability into the company culture.  She has achieved great success and external recognition for her efforts establishing Global Volunteer Green Teams that hold events and activities to increase awareness of employees on actions that lead to more sustainable workplaces, homes, and communities.  She is focused on raising employee competencies and measuring the value of sustainability through unique partnerships and outside-the-box approaches.


Ms. Digby joined Ingersoll-Rand in 2001 as a corporate environmental, health and safety leader until joining the CEES in 2010.  She began her career in manufacturing with Milliken & Co. as Engineering Services Manager.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.

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