We ReProduct. Our company’s objective is to eliminate waste. We design products and help companies design products so that their materials can be profitably harnessed again and again in the creation of new products. We also work with companies to develop and implement strategies to eliminate waste from their businesses. And we invest in companies which somehow monetize the value of waste.
We work with companies to help them create a sustainable ecosystem that builds long term economic value for their shareholders.
Our approach is to take a systems view of the company, its products and process that touch all its stakeholders so as to understand both the intended and unintended consequences of a corporation’s actions. We help corporations look at short term issues which can reduce or eliminate waste in their products and processes and we also help put systems in place which monitor success for the long term. We work with companies to find additional revenue opportunities and expense reductions which truly achieve measurable results.
Bernard J. DavidChairman of the Board
A successful technology entrepreneur, Mr. David has founded, built and sold several businesses. Amongst these companies, he co-founded SaveSmart, Inc. (Prio, Inc.) which was sold to Infospace and founded officesupplies.com which was sold to Office Depot. Recently, he has been a private investor, aligning his interests in sustainability with his investment approach.
Mr. David is a Partner in Energy Management International, Inc. and sits on the boards of CosmosID and NEON, Inc. He is a Fellow at The Wharton School’s Initiative on Global Environmental Leadership. Bernard was also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of ErthNxt, Inc. (recently merged with the National Wildlife Federation) and a Trustee of The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. He is also an Advisor to EnerTech Capital.
Bernard earned a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Finance and an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.James ButcherReProduct Consulting
Jim Butcher specializes in strategic thinking, planning, (including mutli-stakeholder contexts), and process facilitation. Over the last ten years, he has worked as an organizational strategist and thinker in government and educational institutions, whether federal, regional, state or local, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in the United States and Latin America. In the United States, he has worked with various federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks on long-term strategy plans.
In the non-profit community, he has assisted many environmental and community-based non-profits with strategy development, including the Wilderness Society and the Grand Canyon Trust. Internationally, he has worked with Generon Consulting in Guatemala to help a diverse group of stakeholders craft a national vision for the country. Most recently, he has worked with the World Bank on better understanding the value of multi-stakeholder approaches in developing countries.
Prior to starting his own firm, he was a senior principal with the Global Business Network (GBN), the world’s leader in scenario planning methodology and whose co-founders were part of the original Royal Dutch Shell’s famous group planning team. Prior to GBN, he was a lead consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an international strategic management firm. Before BCG, he was a program officer with the Ford Foundation, directing their international programs in environment and economic development.
Mr. Butcher received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University, England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His undergraduate degree is in civil and environmental engineering from Utah State University. He has served on various advisory panels, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Water Foundation. In addition to his own projects, he continues as a senior alliance partner with the Global Business Network (GBN) and a senior associate with Generon Consulting, which specializes in multi-stakeholder generative futuring.William J. HenslerReProduct Consulting
Bill Hensler has extensive experience as a corporate executive, and has assisted many organizations worldwide to improve business results with lean six sigma methodologies. Bill was the Director of Quality for the first company outside Japan to win the Deming Prize. He has served as a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. As head of the worldwide quality practice for a leading consulting firm, he led the team that wrote Design for Six Sigma for General Electric. He is certified as a Statistical Application Expert, Black Belt and Master Black Belt.
Bill is currently providing Operational Excellence support to eBay and has a very deep understanding of many of the key processes including product development, product launch and operations. He has a long history in sustainability including serving on the advisory panel for Green at Work, working with the thought leaders for Cradle to Cradle, and as a member of the ReProduct team for several years. Bill has adapted the proven Design for Six Sigma methods to provide the Design for Sustainability methodology.
Bill has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and has participated in executive training programs at Penn State and Harvard.Liddy KarterReProduct Investment AdvisorLiddy Karter has experience operating environmental ventures as well as investing in them. She is Managing Partner of IRON Ventures, an early stage private equity firm investing in companies that enable reuse of waste materials, energy and water. She has been actively engaged in private investing since 1990.
Liddy started her career in finance at in the Financial Services Group at Morgan Stanley and Co. Inc. She led several IPO's, multi-bank mergers and collateralized debt transactions. As CEO, she successfully led Resource Recovery Systems, a municipal recycling company, from a prototype company into a multi-state company, developing recycling plants under multi-year contracts with municipalities. She sold Resource Recovery Systems to a large waste hauler where recycling has become a core business unit. As CFO, she raised substantial venture capital for Netkey, Inc., an enterprise software company focused on self service e-commerce. Netkey was sold to NCR.
Liddy received her MBA from Yale University and a BA in History and Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.Fred C. MasonReProduct Consulting
Fred C. Mason specializes in assisting corporations in creating shareholder value and competitive differentiation through sustainability. He has extensive private sector and international experience, most recently as Managing Director of Caterpillar Luxembourg, S.a.r.I., a company he started and led to hold, fund and plan for the non-US, non-financial assets of the corporation. He lived in Europe for over 20 years and has worked projects throughout the Americas, EAME and Asia-Pacific. He is an expert in enterprise planning for global production networks and in development and execution of enterprise strategy, particularly as it relates to establishing and implementing activities, metrics and goals for sustainability initiatives. His experience includes leadership for diverse international organizations with responsibility for strategy and planning, business and investment proposals, financial reporting, treasury functions, greenfield start-ups, license agreements, purchasing and IT.
Fred is a Trustee of the H. John Heinz III Center of Science, Economics and the Environment in Washington, D.C., a Trustee of Juniata College, a former Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and current advisor to the WBCSD Washington office.
He holds an MBA (honors) from the University of Chicago and a BS in Economics from Juniata College.Edward T. NovakReProduct Consulting
Edward T. Novak specializes in helping companies achieve dramatically improved business process and information technology improvements, with increasing emphasis on energy and sustainability. He has over 30 years of experience including positions as both a CIO and leader of a world-class IT strategy and business transformation consulting practice.
Most recently, Mr. Novak served as Vice President and CIO for PPL Corporation, one of the ten largest domestic energy utility holding companies. Responsible for all IT activities globally, he was a member of the company’s Senior Business Planning Committee. His focus was on establishing business-driven IT strategies, overhauling core business processes and systems, transforming IT management processes, and upgrading staff capabilities. He instilled a business focus to IT and dramatically turned around the reputation and credibility of the 500 person IT organization.
Prior to PPL, he was a lead Partner for Accenture where he helped lead the Strategic IT Effectiveness Practice, which helps top management in companies achieve greater business value from IT. Novak has consulted with numerous Fortune 100 companies and has worked extensively in both Europe and North America. His industry experience includes energy, health and life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, communications/high tech, and government.
Before joining Accenture, Mr. Novak was a Partner with the Index Group and Computer Sciences Corporation where he specialized in business process reengineering and IT strategy. He has held various IT Executive positions in the pharmaceutical, chemical and financial services industries. Mr. Novak serves on the Alumni Board of Bucknell University and the Board of the Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association.
He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.Michael RobertsonReProduct Investment Advisor
Michael Robertson has over twenty five years of experience in the private equity, investment and natural resource industries. He is currently Managing Director and Partner at cleantech investment and advisory firm IRON Ventures LLC. Prior to relocating to Connecticut in 2006, he was a partner at Bayonet Ventures LLP, a London-based venture capital firm focused on the technology and financial sectors. He also served as Executive Director and head of Primary and Structured Finance at Mizuho International plc, the investment banking subsidiary of Japan's then largest financial institution, and he was a Director of the Corporate Finance Division of SG Warburg plc, the UK investment bank.
Michael began his career in London with Shell International Petroleum Company and then Merrill Lynch International Limited. He holds master's degrees from the University of Cambridge and Yale University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of CFA Institute and The Boston Security Analysts Society.N.C. VasuckiReProduct Consulting
N.C. Vasuki is a leading expert in solid waste management and recycling. Mr. Vasuki has been General Manager and Chief Executive Officer at Delaware Solid Waste Authority since 1976. He is past President of the Delaware Engineering Society and President of the International Solid Waste Association. He has more than 60 technical publications and one reference book to his credit, and has served as an invited lecturer at dozens of organizations and institutions around the world. Throughout his career, he has received a number of awards, including Government Engineer of the Year Award, the Roy F. Weston Award, the Edward J. Cleary Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.
He earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering at the University of Mysore in India, and his Master of Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Delaware and Diplomat of the American Academy Environmental Engineers.Brock J Vinton IIReProduct Zero Waste Products
Brock J. Vinton II has over 15 years of entrepreneurial business development and sustainable design experience. Prior to ReProduct, Brock was Co-Founder and Director of AdvanTek International, LLC, an aerospace engineering company, where he was co-inventor of a high efficiency wind turbine; Co-Founder and Technical Director of SCRIMPTEK, LLC, a process engineering company, where he helped to develop and license a composite manufacturing process which reduced VOC emissions produced in composite manufacturing by 99%; And, an independent sustainable design consultant.
Brock serves as Chairman of the Recycling Public Advisory Council of Delaware, a council of diverse recycling stakeholders established by the governor to support recycling initiatives, evaluate policy issues, and increase recycling diversion rates.
Brock has a B.A. in Industrial Economics, a Masters Certificate in Sustainable Design, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.Martha DiMaioReProduct Administration
Martha has over 10 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to ReProduct, she was a member of the IT team at BlackRock Financial Management, where she was most recently a Vendor Relationship Manager. She specializes in training, customer service, and improving business efficiency.
Martha holds a BS in Education, and a certification in Networking.
Bernard J. David
Chairman of the Board
Alan ChangBoard Member
Alan Chang is a Principal and Managing Director, Asian Investments at the Capricorn Investment Group, LLC. Capricorn Management is the investment arm of Jeff Skoll's family office. Capricorn owns a small number but diverse set of positions, including branded water company, wholesale bank, distributor of casual games, and clean energy companies. Its style combines robust analysis, transaction excellence, and focus on governance and operations post-acquisition.Prior to Capricorn, Alan held positions at both DFJ New England and Montgomery Securities (now Banc of America Securities). Alan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Art History from Duke University and an MBA in General Management from the Harvard Business School.
Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr.
Board MemberChas. W. Freeman, Jr. is a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. After 30 years as a U.S. diplomat, he became the chairman of Projects International in 1995. He served as the principal interpreter during President Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972.Ambassador Freeman is currently Chairman of Projects International, inter alia, president of the Middle East Policy Council, co-chair of the U.S. China Policy Foundation, vice-chair of the Atlantic Council, a trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses, and a director of the Pacific Pension Institute.Mr. Freeman has been published in The New York Times and wrote two books titled "Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy" and "The Diplomat's Dictionary." He attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico, received his A.B. from Yale University and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School.He speaks fluent Chinese, French, Spanish and conversational Arabic. Mr. Freeman is the recipient of two Distinguished Public Service Awards, three Presidential Meritorious Service Awards and a Distinguished Honor Award.
Board MemberMr. Mohr has over 25 years of diverse financial and managerial experience. For more than 20 years, he has specialized in the broad and complex array of issues facing very wealthy families. He is the Founder and Chairman of Comprehensive Financial Management, one of the nation's premier multi-family offices. Mike has served as a close advisor to the Omidyar Family (founder of eBay) for years. His responsibilities include oversight of all public and private investments, all philanthropic activities, income and estate planning, management reporting and other special projects.Mike serves as a trustee, director and officer of a significant number of charitable organizations and commercial ventures. Mike is known for his creativity, breadth of experience and enthusiasm.
R. Tucker Twitmyer
Board MemberTucker Twitmyer is a Managing Director of EnerTech Capital. He joined EnerTech in 2002 and covers the alternative energy (solar, wind, and algal fuel), oil and gas, and smart grid and energy efficiency sectors.Prior to EnerTech, Tucker was a co-founder and Managing Director of Katalyst LLC, a private equity services firm and a Senior Manager at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. Tucker began his career in finance and IT operations with MultiServ, a provider of material handling and recycling services to the steel industry.Tucker currently sits on the boards of Advent Solar, OwnEnergy, and Tangent Energy Solutions. He previously sat on the boards of Enerwise and FuelQuest and was an observer to Comverge and Altela. He is a member of the CleanTech Venture Network Advisory Board and former co-President of Wharton Private Equity Partners. Tucker received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.