Global GreenGlobal Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is an advisory committee to Global Green and CoRR's Director. In this capacity, the committees advises Global Green on how to optimize the business relevance of CoRR while meeting istated environmental goals and objectives. Members serve a one year term. As a project of Global Green USA, CoRR is ultimately governed by the charter and Board of Global Green.

Current Executive Committee Members

Ron Bergamini, Action Environmental Group

Ron joined Action in April 2007 after a twenty year career as an attorney representing various sectors of the business community and, in particular, many in the solid waste and recycling industry. Immediately before joining Action, he served as General Counsel to Interstate Waste Services. Ron received his undergraduate degree, in Finance, from New York University and his JD, from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Presently, Ron is Vice Chairman of the New York City Chapter of the National Solid Waste Management Association. He also sits on the Green Business Committee of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Cormier, Interstate Container

Jeff has been in the corrugated box business for 23 years, including 20 years with Interstate Container.  Jeff has held positions throughout Manufacturing, Customer Service, Sales, and Sales Management.  In his current position as National Sales and Marketing Manager, Jeff leads a team that is bringing recyclable boxes to the market in poultry, seafood, produce, stone, and other industries.  Under Jeff team’s leadership, Interstate Container won CoRR’s 1st Pioneer Award for its environmentally-friendly wax alternative GREENCOAT® corrugated boxes for poultry packaging.  Jeff’s focus is on recyclable corrugated boxes for food, which he believes is a driving force behind what makes Interstate Container successful and what makes his job enjoyable. 

Thomas Fu, LBP Manufacturing

Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in research, innovation, new business development, general operation and business management in the fields of materials, packaging, printing and converting for the global marketplace. He achieved his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University and EMBA from Xavier University, and have held various progressive positions from scientist to R&PD manager to director in at various companies. Thomas has also been the company representative at SPC for 5 years and at CoRR for 3 years, and is strongly interested and dedicated to sustainable packaging and business development.

Christiana Wyly, Global Green USA

Christiana is currently Transition Chair at Global Green USA and an operating partner at Satori Capital, an investment firm focused on sustainable investing, providing conscious capital and helping to grow the market for products and firms dedicated to a sustainable future. Christiana’s unique perspective as a twenty-something businesswoman has landed her on the cover of Kiplinger's and inside The New York Times, C Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, The Herald Tribune and Treehugger.com, among others. In addition to contributing regularly to the HuffingtonPost.com’s “Green” column, Christiana is a frequent lecturer. She holds board positions at Global Green, USA and MUSE School, MetaIntegral Foundation and is an advisor to ClimateCom Strategies. As a young girl, Christiana inspired her father, Sam Wyly's, environmental education, which ultimately led him to found one of the largest clean-energy companies in the country, Green Mountain Energy. It was this experience that showed her how business can be a powerful force for change. Christiana remains actively engaged in promoting high impact entrepreneurs, and is in the process of researching and writing on the topic of the future of food.

Ruth Watts, BASF

Ruth Watts is the Product Marketing Manager for BASF's Biopolymers Group in North America. In this role, Ruth performs business and market development for two key areas, Packaging and Agricultural Applications. Ruth has spent over 20 years in developing business opportunities with barrier technologies throughout the value chain specifically in the area of foodservice packaging. Ruth has served on the board of the Coalition for Resource Recovery and is currently representing BASF on the Foodservice Packaging Institute's Paper Recovery Alliance and Plastic Recovery Group and the National Restaurant Association's' Conserve Sustainability Advisory Council. Ruth came to BASF through the acquisition of Ciba Specialty Chemicals. Ruth received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and has completed many executive management courses from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Management and University of Virginia's Darden School of Management.

Fred Wellons, Chemol

Fred is President of Chemol Company, Inc. and has 30 years experience in biofuels, rendering and oleo chemical industries. He is a recognized thought leader in the use of bioproducts and biofuels, particularly through the utilization of recycled animal fats and vegetable oils, serving as Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the National Biodiesel Board, Secretary of the Industrial Specialty Chemicals Association and representing Chemol with the National Renderers Association and Fats Proteins Research Foundation. Additionally, Fred helped develop greenhouse gas emissions values for biofuels with the California Air Resources Board and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University.