About dMASS Inc.
dMASS Inc. was founded on a simple idea: good business and good environmental management are one and the same.
While our team members come from different perspectives, work experiences, and geographies, we all appreciate the importance of improving resource performance. We all see the interconnections between innovation, resource management, business, and human well being. We all recognize that the business case for strategic resource management is strengthening each day. And while we believe that resource constraints pose a significant threat to businesses and to communities globally, we also believe that there is enormous potential for businesses to leverage innovation to deliver more benefits to more people with fewer resources - to do better with less on a large scale. We know that it’s possible to improve the quality of life for people across the globe, run profitable businesses, and manage resources for the long term.
When we came together a few short years ago, we began to ask each other how we could help others understand why improving resource performance is the key to improving human well being, environmental conditions, and business competitiveness, and how we could help businesses leverage emerging technologies and research to do better with less. Today, we each maintain a positive perspective and a personal drive to help businesses and other organizations with the strategic use of resources for a secure future.
Meet the Team
Kathryn has written about resources and their relationship to innovation, metrics, waste minimization, logistics, and supply chain management, and has presented dMASS research and innovations to audiences in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Prior to co-founding dMASS, Kathryn developed an online network for scientists and business leaders working in energy harvesting. Her past experience also includes healthcare management consulting, and marketing analysis for a global logistics company. She currently serves as an executive board member for o.s.Earth Inc., a company that delivers global simulation events based on Buckminster Fuller’s “The World Game.”
Kathryn is also an advisory board member for Emmett Global, a company in the Internet privacy space. She holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, and a BA from McGill University in Montreal. Connect with Kathryn on Twitter.
Howard has dedicated his work life to the pursuit of business opportunities that arise from creative environmental management practices. For more than 20 years as CEO of Resource Planning & Management Systems (RPM), Inc., in New Haven, Connecticut, he worked with major companies such as Duracell, Avery Dennison, Mobil, GE, John Deere, Whirlpool, Warner Lambert, and Pfizer to establish or enhance their environmental practices and performance. Before the “greening” of corporations became as popular as it is today, Howard worked with clients on techniques and strategies for turning environmental costs into opportunities and integrating resource management issues profitably into corporate decision-making. Before there were social ventures and talk of sustainability, he was already forming new businesses to unify good environment and business practices. His proven techniques are still state-of-the-art at universities and corporations around the globe today, and he continues to push the leading edge with new ideas. For two decades, Howard was a popular lecturer at Yale University and at Wesleyan University, where his courses on environmental planning and economic development inspired countless students to become leaders in this field. Howard was also student and colleague of R. Buckminster Fuller and is an authority on the social and economic implications of Fuller’s work. Today, Howard is a popular and inspiring speaker who delivers a much-needed perspective on thriving in a world with growing resource constraints. Find out more about Howard’s experience and speaking here. Connect with Howard on Twitter and Facebook.
Technology & Systems
Lionel Wolberger Ph.D. has 30 years experience managing IT system delivery, productization and innovation in settings ranging from enterprise to not-for-profit, large and small. At Cisco Systems Inc. he led the new technology delivery team over ten years integrating secure media delivery systems to enterprises such as Cox Cable, QVC Europe and News America Marketing, serving global customers including the USA, Europe and Asia. He has also led sales and knowledge sharing teams, and he draws on this diverse background to advances the state of the art through agile, out-of-the-box thinking combined with an ability to make the complex simple. He is an avid bicycle rider and composer, with publications on scale, geometry, and structure.
Kristin is a sustainable business strategist and researcher investigating how design can support sustainable behavior relative to producer responsibility, resource recovery, lifecycle impacts, and health. She is currently a first-year PhD student in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. Her past experience includes advising companies on energy efficiency and resource performance, managing communications on environmental cleanup projects, and conducting research related to public participation in natural resource management and the economic impacts of natural resource use. Kristin holds an M.S. in Forest Social Sciences from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University. Connect with Kristin on Twitter.