Denise Coogan

Manager of Environmental Partnerships

Denise Coogan (MA in Sustainable Development/Policy) is Environmental Partnership Manager at Subaru of America and is recognized as a leading zero landfill expert. She leads the company’s external environmental and sustainability programs, which include Subaru’s initiative to bring zero landfill to the national parks. During her tenure at Subaru Indiana Automotive as Safety and Environmental Compliance Manager, Denise headed the plant’s zero landfill effort, which was achieved with the last waste shipment going to the landfill in May 2004. Because of her efforts, SIA is one of the most environmentally friendly auto manufacturing facilities in the world. Throughout her time at SIA, Denise advised more than 800 corporations on how to implement zero landfill best practices in their respective facilities. Denise holds professional certifications as a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM).  Her master’s thesis laid out the path a company needs to take to achieve zero landfill.

Concurrent Session: Striving for Zero Net Waste in Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 21st
1:30pm to 3:00pm

Manufacturing creates byproducts, but these materials have value and should be managed as a resource.  Learn from leading companies who are achieving maximum diversion in manufacturing, including how they garnered support from management and employees, and selected the vendors that create a formula for success.

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Concurrent Session: Striving for Zero Net Waste in Manufacturing

Denise Coogan
Andy Brewer