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Implementing a Sustainability Program in Your Operation

Crown Equipment Corporation
Tying Lean into Sustainability in a Practical Implementation


Whether you are getting started or have the basics of a company sustainability program, this presentation will guide you towards a practical implementation of the process by providing awareness of what you may already be doing, utilizing LEAN tools to advance the process, and providing documentation for your organization in an environment with an increasing emphasis on sustainability. Crown Equipment Corporation, a leader in material handling equipment manufacturing and sustainability, has been successful in implementing ISO 14001, achieving zero landfill and receiving recognition for sustainable manufacturing.  Crown has made significant progress in sustainability using LEAN which we share with our customers, our communities and employees throughout the world.


Brian Duffy, Director of Corporate Environmental and Manufacturing Safety

Brian Duffy is the Director of Corporate Environmental and Manufacturing Safety at Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio where he is responsible for EHS compliance for all Crown operations world-wide.  He is a Registered Environmental Manager and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.  Brian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Master’s degree in Environmental Planning. Brian has been at Crown for over 26 years and in the EHS field for over 35 years.


Tonja Rammel, Corporate EHS Manager

Tonja Rammel is the Corporate EHS Manager for Crown Equipment Corporation in New Bremen, Ohio, the largest manufacturer of electric lift trucks in the world.  Her job responsibilities include environmental reporting, permitting, employee and contractor safety, industrial hygiene monitoring, environmental sustainability activities, implementing and maintaining safety programs and ISO 14001.  She has been working in the environmental and safety field for over 20 years and has been employed by Crown for 11 years.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health and Associates of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Rating: Intermediate