Calvin Lakhan elected to SGP Board of Directors

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced the election of Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D. of the Consortium for Waste Circularity (CWC) to its Board of Directors.

Lakhan is a specialist in environmental resource management and economics. In addition to serving on the CWC Academic Committee, Lakhan is a researcher at York University, Toronto in the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change and co-investigator of the “Waste Wiki” project. His research focuses on waste management and policy.

“I am honored to be elected as an SGP Director and look forward to working with its community to better understand how emerging trends in waste management legislation are likely to affect them,” said Lakhan. “Producer responsibility legislation is gaining traction in jurisdictions across North America and Europe, and it is critical that SGP needs to understand what this means for the printing industry, and how best to best address these policies in a way consistent with SGP’s sustainability objectives.”

“We are pleased to have Calvin join the SGP Board of Directors. He is Canada’s leading expert on waste management, authoring more than 100 papers and reports,” said Jonathan Graham, SGP Chair and TE Connectivity representative. “Calvin is a key community member in our Toronto hub which includes several SGP certified facilities and universities leading the way in educating the next generation in print sustainability.”

Lakhan will work with other SGP Community members to develop the SGP Academic Committee that will engage and educate students about SGP’s mission. Lakhan joins Birdley James from Miller Zell as new SGP Directors along with reelected officers and directors:

  • Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, Vice Chair Engagement
  • Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corporation, Vice Chair Marketing
  • Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
  • Suzanna Eversole, REI Recreation Equipment Inc.
  • George Glisan, Ph.D., Appalachian State University

Along with leaders continuing their term:

  • Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity, Chair
  • Marci Kinter, PRINTING United Alliance, Secretary & Vice Chair Technical
  • George Fuchs, NAPIM, Vice Chair Information Technology
  • Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, Treasurer
  • Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC
  • Sean Carr, HH Global
  • Adrian Cook, 3M
  • Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
  • Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
  • Bryan Rose, Cooley/Group
  • Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group

SGP certification recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who complete the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. Printing industry facilities, including both printers and suppliers, interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit for information.