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Myles, Mark

Mark Myles

Email: mark.myles@turi.org
Phone Number: (978) 934-3298
Fax Number: (978) 934-3050

Wannalancit Mills
600 Suffolk Street, 5th Floor

Lowell, MA 01854

Mr. Myles is the Education Program Manager at the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell.  As such, he is responsible for developing and administering various training programs related to pollution prevention and implementation of the MA Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA).  The most significant of these is the extensive program to train Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Planners – certified professionals working throughout industry to implement the provisions of TURA.  He also manages industry-specific training to assist Massachusetts companies to understand and comply with global legislation related to toxics, as well as training for citizens, small businesses, community groups, and local officials interested in pollution prevention.

Prior to joining TURI, his career comprised over 20 years in the high-tech industry.  He consulted with electronics and electrical equipment firms to comply with global toxics reduction and recycling legislation such as the European Union’s Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and REACH chemicals directives.  He was a member of the industry committee that established IPC Standards for supply chain management related to reporting toxic materials, as well as an iNEMI committee on Environmentally Friendly Electronics. Other consulting work included working with organizations of all kinds to establish sustainability programs, organize green teams, reduce waste and toxics use in manufacturing processes, improve energy efficiency, and account for Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Mr. Myles is a Toxics Use Reduction Planner and a Certified Practitioner for Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI).  He has been a member of the Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee, the Solar Siting Committee, and other sustainability-related citizens’ groups in his hometown of Concord, MA.  He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, plus extensive training in quality management and sustainability.