XEROX’S NEW VP OF ENVIRONMENT.
XEROX’S NEW VP OF ENVIRONMENT.
2005-04-12 at 10:11:00 am #8774
Names Patricia A. Calkins to Lead Environment, Health, Safety
STAMFORD, Conn., 2005 –Xerox Corporation (NYSE:
XRX) has named Patricia A. Calkins as vice president of Environment, Health and
Safety, effective April 1.
Calkins is responsible for policy and strategy development and implementation
of all EH&S programs at Xerox worldwide. A pioneer in environmental
management, Xerox saves hundreds of millions of dollars annually through its
initiatives. Its goal of “waste-free products from waste-free factories” filters
through all aspects of the company’s operations – from designing products,
processes and facilities to capture energy savings for both Xerox and its
customers, to creating printers and copiers that can be remanufactured, to
recycling toner cartridges and materials, and much more.
She replaces former EH&S vice president Jack Azar, who is retiring after
38 years at Xerox. Widely recognized in the technology and electronics industry
as an expert in environmental issues, Azar was instrumental in shaping Xerox’s
uniquely practical perspectives and movement toward a model of sustainable
operations. Calkins inherits an award-winning environmental program that
demonstrates doing what’s right for the environment is not a cost but an
opportunity. Xerox applies the same environment, health and safety standards in
every country where it operates.
Calkins joined Xerox EH&S as a manager of
resource conservation in 1993. She has assumed increasingly responsible
management positions in quality and business process, EH&S market support,
and Design for Lean Six Sigma programs in the Xerox Engineering Center. She most
recently served as vice president, EH&S Operations.
Calkins is a member of the external advisory board for the University of
Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems. From 1997-2002 she was chair for the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Technical
Committee on electronics and the environment; and from 1994-1997 she served as
chair for the Information Technology Industry Council Technical Committee on
product life-cycle environmental management. She is also a past member of the
advisory board at the University of Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
and of the advisory committee at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental
Calkins, 48, received a bachelor of arts degree in biology in 1979 from
Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass. She earned a master of science degree in
civil/ environmental engineering at Tufts University in 1991, and in 2001 she
received her executive MBA from the University of Rochester.
She leads Xerox’s environmental initiatives out of Webster, N.Y., where the
company’s largest global manufacturing, engineering and research complex is
based. The environment, health and safety initiatives are a fundamental
component of Xerox’s corporate social responsibility and citizenship efforts,
which include corporate philanthropy and volunteering; minority and women-owned
supplier programs; diversity and employee support; and business ethics and
corporate governance initiatives.