What a great start to 2015!
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In our first post we would like to share the photos and the power point presentations from the last CRT event that took place on January 9th.
Speaker’s Power Point Slides
Matthew Gray – City of Cleveland
Mike Wasserman – Kalman & Pabst Photo Group
Dennis Wolcott – Parker Hannifin
The speakers focused on sustainable business practices at Parker Hannifin, Kalman & Pabst Photo Group and the Climate Action Plan for the City of Cleveland.
January CRT Speakers:
Matt Gray is Director in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for the City of Cleveland. Matt led development of Cleveland’s community wide Climate Action Plan as well as the Sustainable Cleveland Municipal Action Plan. Before joining the City, Matt completed a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship in Mauritius, where he researched climate change impacts and adaptation governance. Prior to receiving this grant, he served four years with the US Department of Energy, where he chaired two interagency working groups on green building and greenhouse gas management.
Dennis Walcott’s duties as Parker Hannifin’s Global Resource Conservation and Energy Programs Manager include managing Parker Hannifin’s environmental footprint and $150 million global energy spend. These duties also include waste management, water management, value chain reduction, reducing energy intensity/use with demand side (efficiency) management programs, global energy procurement, Managing Parker’s green energy/carbon footprint reduction strategy. He has worked at Parker for his entire 16 year career.
Mike Wasserman started his career at Kalman & Pabst Photo Group (KP Photo) as an intern in 2004. After graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography, Mike came back to KP Photo as a freelance assistant and was quickly hired on as a full-time assistant. Over the years he progressed from photographer to coordinator/producer and then business manager in 2010. With the support of Jan Kalman and Bob Pabst, the company’s founders, Mike recieved his MBA from Cleveland State University in 2013. In January of 2015, Mike and Craig Brown (another long-term employee) purchased KP Photo.
Kalman & Pabst Photo Group is located in MidTown Cleveland. The 18,000 square foot studio features an abundance of natural light, solar panels, three working kitchens for food stylists, client workspaces, a warm fireplace and rustic warehouse aesthetics, and a prop room the size of an average house.
If you attended the event and would like to share your comments please leave a reply below. We would love to hear from you.