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John Cook School of Business Hosts “Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series” Featuring Bryon Crump, vice president of EnviroPAK Corporation

Join the Ameren Corporation and Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business for the annual “Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series” on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the John and Lucy Cook Hall.

Bryon Crump, vice president of EnviroPAK Corporation will serve as the keynote speaker with a presentation entitled, “Trends in Sustainable Packaging: To the Recycle Bin and Back Again,” and a networking reception to follow in the Shanahan Atrium.

About the Program

bryoncrump-224-colorwebThe Ameren Sustainable Business Speaker Series is a joint effort by the Ameren Corporation and John Cook School of Business to educate the community about the importance and future of sustainability in business. The annual program is a highlight of both companies efforts to educate current and future business leaders about the ethical responsibility of businesses to conduct their operations in a manner that most benefits the common good.

Illustrated by specific companies and shifting attitudes throughout recent decades, Crump will share both the fascinating history and current trends he is seeing in recycling and sustainability efforts. He’ll also share specific stories about what companies are doing to address this rising consumer demand. By utilizing a completely recycled and recyclable product in their packaging efforts, companies are putting a stamp on their products and reputation expressing their committed to sustainability. Moving forward, there will be continued pressure for companies to commit to a transparent supply chain where sustainability is a top priority of consumer package design. Bryon’s efforts at EnviroPAK highlight this growing trend by recycling over 20 tons of newspaper per day otherwise headed to a landfill, manufacturing molded pulp for environmentally conscious companies and consumers.

About the Speaker

As both an owner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at EnviroPAK, Bryon Crump works closely with brand managers, corporate sustainability leaders and engineers at some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. on implementation of environmentally friendly packaging, especially molded pulp material. Serving in the packaging industry for nearly 20 years, 15 of which at EnviroPAK, Crump has witnessed an evolution of sustainability efforts in packaging. From the early days of replacing unfriendly petroleum and resin based packaging to today’s starch and other agro waste packaging, molded pulp continues to lead the way in environmentally sound packaging.

Crump started his career at EnviroPAK as an engineer/designer of new products before transitioning to management in 2013. After graduating with a BS degree in industrial engineering from the University of Dayton, he earned his MBA from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Before coming to EnviroPAK, he worked for xpedx, an International Paper company, which also serves as a distributor of packaging supplies and equipment. He was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2014. Crump also spends time giving back to the community. He is a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals contributing to its Sustainable Packaging Technical Committee. Bryon is most proud of his work with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis & D.A.D.S. 

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