Edgewood, Md.– 29 February 2016 – Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) employees have been recognized by the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) for their “green” advocacy, which has helped the firm to become a leading Maryland manufacturing company on energy efficiency culture.
The ceremony took place at the Maryland NEXT-Gen Manufacturing Energy Forum, in Timonium, MD, on February 26.
“Our focus on energy efficiency, undertaken by SDI’s Green Team, has had a positive impact and strengthens our commitment to be a socially responsible company,” said Stephen Esposito, Interim President of SDI. He added: “We will also continue to work with other organizations to help us build a culture in our industry dedicated to continuous improvement and best practices.”
SDI is one of nine companies which received this recognition for taking measures to help optimize energy consumption, share best practices, complete state Green Registry applications, and create self-directed Green Teams to drive continuous energy efficiency improvements.
“This program is helping these companies, our state, and the manufacturing community create their own energy solutions,” said Peter Gourlay, RMI Energy Project Manager, adding: “companies who complete this program will be positioned to use less energy, spend less on energy and have lower emissions.
Under these initiatives, SDI’s Green Team members help drive continuous improvement in resource conservation in all aspects of business operations. The team has engaged employees to offer ideas for improvement in energy use, water consumption or waste management, for example.
SDI’s Green Team members include: Marley Nickle, EH&S Specialist; William Riker, Operations Vice President; Kaye Cleghorn, EH&S Manager; Mark Warner, Focus Factory Supervisor; Adrianne Blocklin, Applications Chemist; Hermes Huang, Senior Scientist; Dean Hansen, Focus Factory Supervisor; John Holly, Focus Factory Supervisor; Bryant Butler, Order-to-Invoice Manager; Ryan Costanza, Maintenance Mechanic; Oleh Voloshyn, Sr. Financial Analyst; Ted Costalas, Service Financial Analyst.
SDI’s Edgewood site is also a member of the Maryland Green Registry, an expanding group of organizations working toward a sustainable Maryland through sound environmental practices. This distinction recognizes the measureable environmental improvement programs implemented at the site as well as planned sustainability and conservation efforts. Historically, SDI has made continuous improvements in energy consumption and waste management, and has achieved and maintained ISO 14001 Certification.
Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is a US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 8,300 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.