Packaging Engineer, Cummins Inc.
BIOGRAPHYWilliam graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. degree in Packaging Science and is a Packaging Engineer with Cummins Inc. In his role, William supports and performs packaging duties at multiple Cummins manufacturing plants. William is also helping lead an effort to incorporate Life-Cycle-Analysis studies as standard work for Cummins Packaging Engineers globally. During his time supporting this work, he has had the opportunity to learn about multiple LCA programs and trial them on real-world applications.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cummins LCA Journey
In the automotive industry, we produce products which have a significant environmental footprint. The EPA estimates that about 28% of the annual Greenhouse Gas emissions in the U.S. come from vehicle use. Working in this industry means there is constant and increasing pressure to develop solutions which reduce our environmental impact. The question is, how can we be sure the decisions we are making realistically have a positive impact on our environment? During this presentation, we will share the history behind why we decided to start applying Lifecycle Cycle Analysis methods within Cummins with a detailed focus on our work in Packaging Engineering. You will learn about our journey through the process of investigating, trialing, and choosing an application to conduct LCA models. We will go over why we believe using LCA methods for packaging design is important in decision making and share some examples of LCA work done within the scope of packaging at Cummins.