Chief Sustainability Catalyst
Founder, Greener Solutions Inc.
Ms. Greener has significant experience in the implementation of sustainability, lean manufacturing, and industrial quality management systems. She has led sustainability and resource efficiency projects for companies and clients, from entrepreneurial start-ups to the industrial facilities of multinational corporations and Fortune 500 companies.
Her industry experience includes hospitality, food and beverage processing, product manufacturing, retail, automotive, chemical, semi-conductor, facility automation (robotics), and construction. Ms. Greener has given numerous talks, facilitated visioning sessions, developed pragmatic sustainability strategies, implemented organization-wide employee engagement programs, developed zero-to-landfill initiatives, and provided executive sustainability leadership for her clients. Additionally, she has conducted classes in sustainability, innovation, continuous quality improvement, and led problem-solving groups for manufacturing strategies. Ms. Greener has experience in ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and Six-Sigma.
Catherine Greener’s experience includes: Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for Xanterra Travel Collection; VP of Sustainability Consulting at Saatchi & Saatchi S; Team Leader Commercial and Industrial Team, Rocky Mountain Institute; and Director of Quality and Customer Focus for ABB Flexible Automation.
She is regularly invited to speak on various sustainability topics including strategy, employee engagement and integrating sustainability into marketing messages. Greener holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University & a MBA from the University of Michigan.