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Michael Kirschner, Design Chain Associates, LLC

Former Green Ribbon Science Panel Member
Service Term: 2009 to 2013

Michael Kirschner, Design Chain Associates, LLC

Design Chain Associates helps manufacturers understand, and develop proactive strategies and tactics to comply with, international environmental regulations as well as customer and NGO influences and requirements that impact their products. Michael focuses on working within companies to help all internal stakeholders - management, engineering, manufacturing, and so on - see the longer-term trajectories of environmental regulation and develop the best strategies and business processes to ensure a smooth path to compliance and, if desired, market leadership. He also works with multiple stakeholders in governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), academia, the supply chain, and standards bodies to ensure a holistic perspective and that all sides consider the concerns, limitations, and opportunities the others face.

Before founding Design Chain Associates in 2001, Mike worked in engineering and engineering management for such electronics companies as Compaq, Tandem Computers, Intergraph, and Intel.

Note: The information on this page was current at the time Mr. Kirschner served on the first panel, but may not be current today.

 

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