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 user 2005-04-12 at 10:13:00 am Views: 45
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    Names Patricia A. Calkins to Lead Environment, Health, Safety
    STAMFORD,Conn.,2005 -Xerox Corporation 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.