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About us


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About us


dMASS is a social venture located in New York City. We believe optimizing resource use is the key to improving environmental conditions and business competitiveness. We make a difference by connecting industry to radically transformative innovation.

 

dMASS Inc. was founded on a simple idea: good business and good environmental management are one and the same. Our team understands the interconnections between innovation, resource management, business, and human well-being. Although resource constraints pose a significant threat to businesses and to communities globally, we believe that businesses can 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 more effectively.

For the past three years, dMASS has been tracking a scientific and technological revolution that holds the potential to drastically cut resource use and risks for business while meeting the needs of a growing world population. We have developed a transformational data system based on the company's underlying principle of Naked Value, which redefines value in terms of the strategic use of resources to deliver the benefits customers seek. dMASS uses this data system to discover, assess, and classify ground-breaking innovations in a host of marketplaces.

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The Team


The Team


Our mission is to design and build the network hub where innovators, industry leaders and investors collaborate to accelerate high resource performance innovations to sustain economic development, protect the environment, and be profitable at the same time.


THE TEAM

 
 
Kathryn Lewis, Co-founder/CEO
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.” She holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, and a BA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. LinkedIn
 
 

Howard J Brown, Co-founder/ Business Development
For more than 20 years as CEO of RPM Systems, Inc. (Resource Planning & Management Systems), in New Haven, Connecticut. He worked with major companies such as Duracell, Avery Dennison, Mobil, GE, John Deere, Whirlpool, Warner Lambert, and Bristol Meyers 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.  For two decades, Howard was a faculty member 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, he delivers keynote speeches on thriving in a world with growing resource constraints. Find out more about Howard’s experience and speaking here. LinkedIn

 
 

Vanessa Harvey, Operations & Strategy
Vanessa Harvey is an experienced business development thinker and writer. She has worked in private and public sector enterprises as a consultant, coach, manager, speaker and writer. Vanessa has developed and implemented strategic business change programs in Europe and Asia-Pacific for telecommunications, services, government and media clients. Her interests include international co-operation, corporate social responsibility, governance and innovation. She brings a strong focus on client service delivery and effective engagement strategies to dMASS. LinkedIn


ADVISORS

 
 

Lionel Wolberger, Technology & Systems
Lionel Wolberger Ph.D. has 30 years experience managing IT system delivery, productization and innovation. 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.
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Cary Krosinsky, Strategic Finance & Risk Management Analytics 
Cary Krosinsky is an expert on how business, sustainability and investment strategy can maximizing shareholder value and societal benefit. He is founder of Real Impact Tracker and he oversees and provides content for About.com regarding Sustainable Investing. He acts as Sustainability/ESG Advisor for RLP Wealth Management, is Editor of the Journal of Environmental Investing, Co-Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative and Director of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. LinkedIn

 
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John Frazier, Green Chemistry, Closed Loop, Sustainable Materials & Processes.
John Frazier is Senior Technical Director at Hohenstein Institute America and has extensive and proven chemistry experience focusing on delivering high performance, practical, and sustainable applications and tools to industry. His work has focused on both the competitive and pre-competitive space for business.  He previously worked on delivering chemistry innovation through the lens of sustainability at NIKE, Inc. where  he developed, deployed, and oversaw product stewardship programs including: the Restricted Substance List (RSL), Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL), Sustainable Chemistry Guidance (Positive Chemistries), the Global Water Quality Program, and the Green/Healthier Chemistry Program. LinkedIn.