The Lake Erie Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Presents:
“Biomimicry – Driving Sustainable Innovation”
Where: Beau’s Grill
3180 W Market St.
Akron, OH 44333
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Reception starts at 5:00 pm
Dinner begins at 5:30 pm
Dinner will include: Salad and an entree of choice
- 8 oz Angus Top Sirloin with sautéed mushrooms, onions and garlic with home fries
- Grilled Salmon with Asian vegetables, sticky rice and chipotle-ponzu sauce
- Ravioli Trio – red pepper and smoked mozzarella, cremini mushrooms and fontina goat cheese and black pepper with a vodka tomato cream sauce
RSVP Info: Cost for members is $40 and non-members $50, pay by cash or check at the event. Please RSVP with your entree choice to Steve Smith firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 14th.
Please note that if you RSVP, you will be charged for the meeting cost.
Biomimicry is an approach to sustainable innovation that involves emulating biological forms, processes, and systems optimized over 3.8 billion years of evolution. As a means of integrating Biomimicry into their innovation process, GOJO is sponsoring a Biomimicry PhD Fellow, Emily Kennedy, from the University of Akron. She spends two days a week embedded in GOJO’s R&D department. Emily is one of many Biomimicry PhD Fellows embedded in companies around Northeast Ohio. Companies using Biomimicry are encouraged by how quickly they are seeing a return on investment in the University of Akron Biomimicry Fellowship Program. Tom Marting will discuss the Basics of Biomimicry, and also share a few success stories.
Tom Marting is the Sustainability and LCA Specialist for GOJO Industries Inc, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Tom brings his wide range of industrial experiences in process engineering, root cause analysis, project management, and plant engineering to tackle sustainability challenges. His training in chemical engineering and his background in environmental management give him a unique perspective on the practical ways to create efficiency and reduce environmental impacts across the value chain. This expertise has made Tom a highly sought after presenter, having been invited to speak at the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network at Ohio State University, the Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS), and the Manufacturing Education Council’s Sustainability & EHS Symposium.
At GOJO, Tom embeds life cycle thinking and creates sustainable value through the product development process by applying LCA, biomimicry, chemical hazard assessments, and other eco-design tools. He also leads cross functional teams that deliver results to the enterprise’s sustainability goals.