United States Business Council for Sustainable Development
Andy Mangan, Executive Director
Andrew Mangan is co-founder and executive director of the US BCSD. Mr. Mangan holds a masters degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he attended the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs as an International Fellow. He currently serves on the board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, is a member of the Education Committee for the International Society of Industrial Ecology, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.
Daniel has spent the last six years with the US Business Council for Sustainable Development. He helps design, launch and manage Materials Marketplace projects in Austin, Detroit, Memphis, San Diego, and the nationwide US Materials Marketplace. Daniel also helped launch the Houston Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project, and currently serves on the Communications Committee. His role supports the development of ambitious and practical strategies for reducing building energy consumption by 30% or more in the Houston market. Other professional interests include: social entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on new business opportunities that utilize by-product and waste materials; engaging meeting design and facilitation; team building; and communications and marketing.
Katie is a passionate project manager, relationship builder, sustainability and circular economy advocate. She joined the US Business Council for Sustainable Development in 2016, quickly assuming project management responsibilities for the Austin Materials Marketplace and providing crucial support to other US BCSD projects and activities around the US. In addition, Katie also serves on the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Central Texas Steering Committee. Katie obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in Business Administration and French, with a minor in Environmental Studies. Other professional interests include: advocating for sustainable food systems, appreciating natural wonders, learning from others, creating positive atmospheres, scratching off items on the to do list, and drinking copious amounts of caffeine.
Rui He (Ray) is an expert in industrial ecology, and is passionate about institutionalizing sustainability through collaborative actions. In his role with the US BCSD, Rui helps manage the China-US EcoPartnership, in which US BCSD is actively participating, and works to build effective By-Product Synergy networks in both China and the US. Ray holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.
Over his 36-year career, Mr. Piñero has worked in the private and public sectors as a consultant to many clients on sustainability, environment, and energy. Mr. Piñero is President of The Piñero Group LLC, providing consulting services to clients in areas of sustainability. Until recently, he served as Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America, and liaison to Veolia’s worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs departments. In this role, Mr. Piñero oversaw all efforts related to sustainability, including the water, energy, and waste business lines. Mr. Piñero represented Veolia on the CEO Water Mandate, the WBCSD Water Group, and the US BCSD Water Synergy Project. He also helped develop and field test the Water Impact index and True Cost of Water methodologies and tools.
He has also served in the public sector at both the Federal and state levels addressing sustainability issues, has been an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University and the University of Arizona, and is currently a Visiting Scholar with George Washington University’s Environment and Energy Management Institute. He has Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York and Masters of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.
An industrialist, Ali Masoudi is a Yale graduate and his work centers on sustainable materials, circular economy and sustainability. As a sustainable materials manager at the US BCSD, Ali is involved in national and statewide Materials Marketplace projects. He is a Certified ISSP Sustainability Associate and a committee chair of Environmental Management and Sustainability at Energy and Environmental Division (EED) of American Society for Quality (ASQ). Ali Masoudi holds a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from Yale University (2017), and a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from South Korea (2013) and Iran (2008) with a focus on sustainability and manufacturing systems, respectively.