Birdley James elected to SGP Board of Directors

Sayville, NY – January 10, 2022: The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced the election of Birdley James of Miller Zell to its Board of Directors.

James is SGP/EHS Coordinator & Compliance Manager and leads Miller Zell’s sustainability efforts. His responsibilities include expanding recycling initiatives, and overseeing sustainability program compliance, SGP certification requirements, environmental & safety compliance audits, environmental safety processes & procedures and safety training.

As a member of the all-volunteer board, James is committed to supporting SGP certification and being an industry leader to drive a more sustainable future. "I believe that education, responsibility and ownership should be a key component to every printer’s business approach," said James. "SGP practices offer guidance and truly support those fundamentals allowing companies to realize their real potential. In return, we are all given a better and brighter tomorrow!"

Previously, James served on the SGP committee that created the SGP Sustainability Champion award program. James joins Calvin Lakhan, Ph.D. from the Consortium for Waste Circularity as new SGP Directors along with re-elected officers and directors:

  • Jodi Sawyer, FLEXcon, Vice Chair Engagement
  • Theresa Vanna, Primex Plastics Corporation, Vice Chair Marketing
  • Rosalyn Bandy, TLMI
  • Suzanna Eversole, REI Recreation Equipment Inc.
  • George Glisan, Ph.D., Appalachian State University

Other members continuing their terms include:

  • Jonathan Graham, TE Connectivity, Chair
  • Marci Kinter, PRINTING United Alliance, Secretary & Vice Chair Technical
  • George Fuchs, NAPIM, Vice Chair Information Technology
  • Doreen Monteleone, Ph.D., D2 Advisory Group/FTA, Treasurer
  • Frank Bailey, Smyth Companies, LLC
  • Sean Carr, HH Global
  • Adrian Cook, 3M
  • Ben Covert, Piedmont Plastics
  • Nicole Papadakis, North American Plastics
  • Bryan Rose, Cooley/Group
  • Kristin Spanier, Shawmut Communications Group

SGP certification recognizes top sustainability leaders in the printing industry who complete the rigorous certification requirements and comprehensive facility audit evaluating the three areas of sustainability – people, planet and profit. Printing industry facilities, including both printers and suppliers, interested in eliminating waste, reducing energy consumption, transitioning to sustainable materials and winning new business from organizations that require sustainable printing practices should visit for information.

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PO Box 535 Sayville
NY 11782-0535, New York





Notes for editors

ABOUT SGP: The SGP Partnership is the only certification organization promoting sustainability in all printing processes throughout the United States and Canada. SGP promotes a sustainable print supply chain through best practices, innovation, information sharing and validation. The SGP program encompasses the three pillars of sustainability – people, planet, and profit. SGP partners include 3M, tesa tape North America, Bobst, Cooley/Group, EFI, EMG, FLEXcon, Laird Plastics, New Leaf Paper, Nvent Marketing, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, Sun Chemical, REI, ANN Inc., BrandKey Graphics, Snowball Print Marketing, major print organizations, academic institutions and other leading companies.

ABOUT Miller Zell: Miller Zell is a retail experience solutions company. The company partners with retailers to create the ideal customer experience in their stores, offering design, implementation, strategy and support, fostering sales growth amid a complex and changing marketplace. Miller Zell deploys these solutions at scale, thereby minimizing client risk, cost and operational complexity.

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