Michael S. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael S. Brown has worked in environmental and energy management for over 25 years leading efforts to establish cutting-edge programs in industry and government. He has worked with clients in apparel and footwear manufacturing and retailing, mail order, personal care products, and winemaking along with a public sector municipality and nonprofit organizations. He directed the Environmental Assessment Program at Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company recognized for its state-of-the-art environmental practices. His work in state and local government agencies resulted in the development of innovative technical assistance programs for businesses ranging from manufacturers of high tech components and biomedical devices to auto body shops and dry cleaners. His focus is on providing measurable environmental and energy improvements and bottom-line benefits through creative approaches to environmental issues integrated with an appreciation for the diversity and needs of different business organizations. Mike received his M.R.P. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of City and Regional Planning, specializing in environmental health policy, at Cornell University. He has written and spoken extensively on state-of-the-art environmental practices and is co-author of the book, Workers at Risk. He serves as an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Industrial Ecology.
Eric Wilmanns, M.S.E.
Eric Wilmanns has worked in the environmental field for the past 20 years including 10 years in environmental management working with industry. In his consulting practice he has focused on technical issues assessing the life cycle impacts of materials and processes as varied as textile dyes and finishes, polymers, and building materials. At Patagonia’s Environmental Assessment Program, he coordinated research and technical analysis, specializing in environmental lifecycle analysis of products and manufacturing processes, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, and education of internal staff, vendors and the public. At the USEPA and Los Alamos National Laboratory, his work resulted in the development of innovative treatment and remediation programs for wastes from various industries. Eric received his Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an Advanced Bachelors in Geochemistry from Occidental College in Los Angeles California.
Vered Doctori-Blass, Ph.D.
Dr. Vered Doctori Blass has served as an industrial consultant since 1999 in both the U.S. and Israel, working on various projects including characterization of information systems, sourcing, and optimization. In the last four years, she has worked on development of corporate environmental management strategies, measuring environmental performance of products and services, and developing product end-of-use management strategies. Her academic research has focused on the interface of the industrial ecology and management science disciplines. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and management from The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. She recently joined the Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration in Tel Aviv University and she is involved in collaborative research with scholars from multiple universities in the U.S. She also serves as the research mentor of the environmental research group at the Koret-Milken Institute Fellows Program in Israel.