USGBC SC Chapter Upstate Branch Winter 2009 Environmental Stewardship Awards
Where: Zen in West-end Greenville
Speaker: Bill Gregory, Director of Sustainability, Milliken & Company
RSVP by 12/14/09: [email protected]
Cost: Members $15 Non-members $20
As Director of Sustainability for Milliken & Company, Bill Gregory serves as a member of the senior management team working with Milliken Ecountability. Gregory develops business opportunities and oversees direction of technologies and sustainable products used by facility managers, architects, designers and specifiers throughout the building industry.
Milliken & Company, the world’s largest privately held textile and chemical companies, boasts 100+ years of eco-heritage and is a certified carbon negative manufacturer. With more than 30 years at Milliken, Gregory maintains a broad knowledge of sustainable manufacturing and products. He has been involved in all areas of the company, including management of one of the largest dyeing and finishing plants for flat fabrics; leading development and technology groups; working with government, education, contract, hospitality and healthcare markets; training a national sales organization on environmental standards—IAQ and LEED; establishing strategic channels for end-of-life carpet management; working with governmental organizations on environmental legislation; developing sustainable standards within the company for products, policy and technology; establishing a unified sustainable standard for the carpet industry through CRI; and completing product Life Cycle Assessment certifications. Professional memberships include AATCC, IIDA and IFMA.
Gregory represents Milliken with environmental and business organizations, serving on the boards of directors for the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, Carpet America Recovery Effort, Institute for Marketing Towards Sustainability and the International Design Center for the Environment. He is the corporate liaison with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the World Green Building Council, and Carpet and Rug Institute sustainable programs. Gregory also serves on the NEWH Sustainability Committee and the IFMA Environment Health and Safety Council.
He has a degree in Textile Engineering and Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology with Executive Leadership studies at Columbia University and the University of Virginia, Darden School.
Much of his time is spent addressing international, national and regional audiences on sustainable manufacturing, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), responsible design for green buildings, sustainable supply chain development and green products, as well as standards and specifications. A representative list includes Greenbuild, NeoCon, IIDEX, World Green Building Council, MetroCon, World Work Place and local chapters of USGBC, IIDA, AIA and IFMA as well as similar organizations in Chile, Canada, United Kingdom, China and other countries. Audience members represent all aspects of the supply chain—architects, facility managers, designers, specifiers and procurement officers.