About this SPEAKER
Tom is an expert in the application of life cycle assessment and carbon footprint analysis in support of business strategies, corporate sustainability, and sustainability reporting. He recently retired from HP, Inc. after a 25-year career in which, for the last 10 years, he served as Worldwide Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint Program Manager. In this role his responsibilities included helping to set the company’s sustainability strategy, calculating the carbon footprint of HP’s entire printing franchise annually, .and using LCA to drive HP’s circular economy goals. Tom pioneered the use of LCA on business models and the use of anticipatory LCA in support of product design, improvement, and market creation for new and existing products and services. He is co-founder of Equilibrio, LLC, an LCA, carbon footprint, and chemical consulting firm.
Prior to his role in LCA and sustainability, he worked in research and development in projects as diverse as molecular memory, photonic crystals, quantum dot inks, and printed electronics as well as reliability for HP’s inkjet print heads. This work has earned him 10 patents to date. He also held the HP Visiting Scholar position at MIT in 2008-2009 where he managed a joint HP/MIT/DARPA program for printed n-MEMS devices.
Tom holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Chicago.