Green Biz: EPEAT expands with first ever CEO, new board members
We cover EPEAT – the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool – fairly often onGreenBiz, but there’s good reason: In addition to setting a high bar on a broad range of environmental issues — from packaging to end-of-life — the label has been wildly successful, certifying thousands of products in the U.S. alone over the last five years.
The Green Electronics Council, the group that administers EPEAT, is announcing today a further expansion: The first-ever CEO of EPEAT will be Robert Frisbee, and EPEAT is adding three new board members as well.
Frisbee brings to EPEAT not just a successful career as a serial entrepreneur in the tech space, founding Pacific Star Communications, FirstPoint Communications and Electric Lightwave, but also most recently as the Director of Development at the Oregon Sustainability Center, where he brokered creative public and private sector partnerships for an ambitious green building project.
Though Frisbee was unavailable for an interview prior to the announcement, I spoke with Christine Ervin, an EPEAT board member who’s been serving as interim CEO, about what Frisbee’s hire means for the future of EPEAT, and what his mandate is.