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Expert Led Webinar - Using Life Cycle Assessments to Drive Business Decision-making
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Update on the FTC’s Green Guide

Using Life Cycle Assessments to Drive Business Decision-making

Thursday Feb. 6, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Download this webinar for FREE if you are an NAEM member.

This webinar is only available to NAEM members as a benefit of their membership. It was presented for free during NAEM's 2014 Member Appreciation Week. You must be signed in as a member to download the webinar recording.

Sit in on this encore presentation of one of the highest-rated sessions from the 2013 EHS Management Forum. This FREE webinar will provide examples of how peer companies have used life cycle assessment data to inform business decisions. The presenters will explain how they conducted the analyses, what they learned and how they communicated the results internally.


  • Richard Ammendola, Senior Principal, Value & Sustainable Innovation; The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.
  • Debbie Kalish, Program Manager, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability; Ingersoll-Rand Inc.
  • Carrie Pearson, Life Cycle Assessment Analyst; 3M


  • Margaret Enos, Manager, Product Stewardship, Environment, Health & Safety; Baxter Healthcare Corp.

Speaker biographies:

Richard Ammendola

Richard Ammendola

In his global segment role at Wrigley, Rich is responsible for developing Strategy for the sustainability program, the Execution of Life Cycle Assessments for key manufacturing processes and designing management tools used to track the carbon impacts of their package and product launches. Rich graduated from Manhattan College in 1982 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He started his career with Colgate Palmolive serving in engineering and production roles in support of their key brands. Throughout his 30 year career he has worked in the Consumer Products Industry holding positions in Process Engineering, Operations, Quality and Research and Development.

Debbie Kalish

Debbie Kalish

Debbie Kalish creates and manages product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) processes for the Ingersoll Rand enterprise. She has created Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), sustainability training for product teams, behavior based sustainability projects, and has built strategic partnerships. She's involved in various initiatives and projects to help advance Ingersoll Rand's Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability (CEES) programs. Debbie started with Ingersoll Rand in 2006, working in project and program management. She has been program manager of the Top Line Margin Expansion (TLME) initiative, the Trane IT Integration team, managed transition service agreements for construction divestitures, and served as key support for IT core systems and processes. Prior to joining Ingersoll Rand, Debbie worked for Bechtel Construction and Engineering for nine years. Debbie is Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified, has memberships in the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Public Relations from Appalachian State University.

Carrie Pearson

Carrie Pearson

Carrie Pearson is a Life Cycle Assessment Analyst in the 3M Environmental Lab. She works with engineers, marketers, and developers to coordinate LCAs for multiple product platforms, and has been instrumental in the development of 3M LCA procedures. Carrie has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University. She has worked in the environmental field for 13 years, with the last 5 years focusing on LCA.

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