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Sustainability in manufacturing — boosting efficiency and profits

by Dave Laux, Vice President, Manufacturing Industry

Summary

Businesses are finding themselves in a pressing situation as the global climate undergoes profound changes. How can they address escalating environmental concerns? This article addresses sustainability in manufacturing.

Read time: 3 minutes

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Dave spearheads the Manufacturing Industry team for Ricoh USA. Dave has over 30 years’ experience working in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Dave has owned and operated several manufacturers and has helped many of the world’s largest manufacturers optimize their operating, back office, and technology environments to achieve their productivity and efficiency goals. Starting on the plant floor, operating machinery, Dave progressed to executive ranks and ultimately ownership. By focusing on overall operational efficiencies and process enhancement, Dave helps companies increase efficiencies, reduce labor dependencies, increase desired retention, and attain profitable growth. Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Missouri and has completed post-secondary education at Harvard University School of Business, and Boston University. Dave has also held executive roles at IBM, Gartner, and Lumen, all focused on manufacturing.

Dave Laux

Vice President, Manufacturing Industry

Ricoh USA

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