TreeZero Appoints Craig Ramsey as President and Jeffrey Foote as Executive Vice President of Sustainability
Management Team to Focus on Company Growth and Sustainability Strategy
ATLANTA, February 8, 2017 – TreeZero, the only company that offers premium 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper in North America, announced Craig Ramsey as its president and Jeff Foote as executive vice president of sustainability. With the expanded management team, TreeZero aims to further strengthen its commitment to the highest sustainability standards.
Ramsey who recently made the transition to the role of president was an early investor in TreeZero. Co-founder Mike Nilan will remain as CEO. Co-founder Edward Kennedy, will remain as chairman of the board and will remain active in strategic partnerships and sales.
“After spending more than 30 years with Accenture, Craig brings extensive management, strategic planning and business optimization experience to TreeZero,” said Nilan. “Craig’s leadership will help to accelerate our growth and solidify our reputation as a North American leader in sustainable paper solutions.”
Ramsey was a member of the North America leadership team and headed the Atlanta office – one of the largest Accenture offices in the world during the last ten years of his tenure with Accenture. From there, he oversaw business development and client service for the company’s southeastern region and was a leader in market growth, corporate citizenship and community involvement.
“TreeZero’s 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper is one of the most innovative products in the paper industry in nearly 30 years – since the introduction of recycled paper. I’m proud that TreeZero’s paper products along with our partnerships and distribution channels are changing the way people think about paper,” said Ramsey. “As companies and consumers increasingly search for ways to help our environment, TreeZero is well positioned for rapid development and expansion as it offers products that are aligned with their sustainability goals.”
Foote, who initially joined TreeZero in an advisory role in March 2016, spent 20 years at The Coca-Cola Company in key leadership roles, developing and implementing sustainability goals and objectives across multiple functions including strategy and innovation. He currently serves on the board of the Georgia Recycling Coalition.
“Jeff’s strategic sustainability expertise will help us gain insights on emerging best practices and opportunities that will positively impact our plans for rapid growth,” said Nilan. “His experience will enable us to strengthen our relationships with key environmental and sustainability advocacy groups. Jeff possesses extensive expertise in sustainability through his experience at The Coca-Cola Company and his sincere passion for a more sustainable world.”
TreeZero will be launching a newsletter encompassing insight from Foote, curated content focused on sustainability along with best practices from around the globe. The newsletter will provide an enlightened perspective for those caring about the environment and its future.
Foote, also an investor in TreeZero, said he joined the management team because of the difference the company is making in sustainability. “Thousands of public companies, colleges and universities, and government agencies are developing and implementing sustainable sourcing programs to help them achieve public commitments to reduce impact on deforestation, cut their carbon footprints and eliminate waste. Purchasing and using TreeZero paper is an easy solution for any organization to add as part of its comprehensive, sustainable sourcing strategy.”
World Resources Institute estimates that 30% of global forest cover has been cleared and another 20% has been degraded. Most of the rest has been fragmented, leaving only about 15% intact. According to the United Nations, deforestation and forest degradation account for approximately 17% of carbon emissions, more than the entire global transportation sector and second only to the energy sector. TreeZero paper is a simple and convenient option for organizations interested in reducing the impact of deforestation and climate change.
TreeZero is an Atlanta-based sustainable solutions company that markets, supplies, and distributes environmentally responsible agro fiber paper products for leading companies, colleges and universities, government agencies and consumers with a passion for sustainability. TreeZero’s flagship product TreeZero paper is the only premium 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper made from sugarcane waste fiber. It is completely recyclable within existing recycling systems. According to Ricoh test results, the quality of TreeZero paper surpasses other recycled paper brands. TreeZero paper is available at office supply distributors such as Artlite, Essendant, Office Depot/Office Max®, Ricoh Canada, Staples®, Veritiv™ and W.B. Mason, online
at Amazon and Walmart and in-store at FedEx® Office locations nationwide.
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