CAMILLUS, NY, August 23, 2017 - - Mainstream Green, Inc., the two-year old environmental non-profit, today announced the election of Joseph Brown to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brown is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Roth Industries and Roth Global Plastics, a multinational family of companies with $250 million in sales, and locations in more than 40 countries.
Headquartered in Camillus, a suburb of Syracuse, NY, Mainstream Green develops outreach programs that demonstrate ways that people can save money or energy, cutting waste, avoiding pollution, protecting resources, eliminating use of fossil fuels, and helping the planet. The company’s slogan suggests that individuals step up to “Be the Crowd vs Climate Change.”
“Joe Brown is a highly respected international business leader and we are excited to welcome him to Mainstream Green’s board of directors,” said Dana Johnston, the Chair of Mainstream Green’s Board.
“We believe Joe’s strong experience, in energy and water related industries, combined with his talent for building relationships across borders and industries, will be extremely helpful to us in delivering our innovative, mass market oriented programs that fight climate change through crowds of individual action.”
Mr. Brown commented: “I’m thrilled to have the privilege to serve such a unique organization as Mainstream Green. It’s exciting to be part of an important movement that not only improves our environment today, but sets the stage for continuous environmental activism for generations to come.”
A licensed engineer, Joe Brown graduated cum laude with a BSEE from State University of New York College at Buffalo. His MBA was earned at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Prior to joining Roth North America nine years ago, Joe was VP of Sales & Marketing at FRALO Plastech Manufacturing. He had previously held the same title at American Granby, following a progression of positions over twelve years with O’Brien & Gere Manufacturing.
With 1,100 employees worldwide. the Roth companies manufacture and sell products that produce, distribute, manage and store energy, contain fluids or direct highway traffic. The company, operates two locations in Central New York, one in Syracuse and the other in Watertown, NY.
Mainstream Green is a 501 c-3 tax exempt charity. Some of its projects have been: #PlasticFreeFridays, a program that cuts use of consumer plastics by 14.4%, #12EarthDays a program that focuses public attention on the environment one day a month, #TURNiOFF, a vehicle idling program that promotes saving 3.8 million gallons of fuel a day in the US.
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