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Roger McFadden, Staples, Inc.

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

Roger McFadden, Staples, Inc.

Before joining Staples, Inc., Roger was Vice President of Product R&D for Coastwide Laboratories, a position he held from 1988 until 2006 when Staples, Inc. acquired Coastwide Laboratories. Before joining Coastwide, Roger worked as a formulating and consulting chemist and product design engineer for several product manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Canada.

Roger is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry. Roger was the chairman of Former Oregon Governor Kitzhaber's Community Sustainability Council Workgroup for Cleaning and Coatings. Roger is a charter member of the Green Chemistry Commerce Council (GC3) and currently co-chairs a committee to advance Green Chemistry and the EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Initiatives.

Roger believes that we need a revolution in product design with an environmental conscience and commitment to green chemistry; the future belongs to companies that integrate green chemistry principles to eliminate hazard and waste at all stages of product life cycle; and that educational institutions can advance the benefits of green chemistry by incorporating it in textbooks, curriculum and across multidisciplinary fields including fundamental sciences, business, law and engineering.

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

 

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