SP 2nd Quarter Meeting – April 12, 2012

SP 2nd Quarter Meeting – April 12, 2012

On April 12, SP held its 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting at General Motors Warren Tech Center in Warren, Michigan with over 75 representatives from the automotive supply chain participating.

Mike Robinson, General Motors Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs welcomed the meeting’s participants and spoke to the value of SP as an organization and the important role that EPA has and is playing in SP. The meeting featured reports of ongoing project activities, environmental sustainability best practices and success stories from OEM and supplier members of SP’s Materials Efficiency, Energy & Water, Chemical Issues Management and Technology & Networking Work Groups.

Pictured: Mike Robinson, GM (left) welcomes guests to the April 12 SP membership meeting; Pashon Murray, Detroit Dirt (right) discusses an initiative to process organic waste from local businesses, including SP members, and produce compost for urban farmers within Detroit

During the meeting, General Motors presented its 7th Annual Environmental Excellence Award to SP member company FTS Technologies for introducing an energy-efficient technology that lets paint stick to plastic vehicle parts without using traditional chemical adhesion systems. “It was our collaboration with GM and Suppliers Partnership that helped us to convey the benefits and get connected with the right people so this technology could make a broader impact within the industry,” said Russell Brynolf, CEO of FTS Technologies.

Pictured: General Motors Real Estate and Facilities Director Lee Hachigian (right), presents FTS Technologies CEO Russell Brynolf (center) and FTS Business Manager Jamie Brynolf (left) with GM’s Supplier Environmental Excellence Award for an efficient paint process technology used on the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Sonic and Chevrolet Volt