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 had a 25-year career at HP, Inc. 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. His work supported HP’s industry-leading CDP triple “A”, SBTi, and DJSI ratings. 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.
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.
Tom is a member of the editorial board of ecoinvent, directs the LCA Institute for ACLCA, and is the past chair of the Research and Conservation Committee of the American Orchid Society. He holds a a PhD in chemistry from the University of Chicago. He did post-doctoral work at Rice University and was the HP Visiting Scholar at MIT. Tom’s work has led to 10 patents and 20 presentations and publications.
Tom received the 2022 Rita Schenck Lifetime Individual LCA Leadership Award from ACLCA. He is an honorary member of the faculty of the school of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University