CAMILLUS, NY, Sept. 17, 2017 - - Mainstream Green, Inc., the two-year old environmental non-profit, is pleased to announce 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.
Mainstream Green, which is currently preparing to set a Guinness World Record for the Most Reusable Shopping Bags Distributed in 24 Hours, develops outreach programs that demonstrate ways that people can save money or energy, cut waste, avoid pollution, protect resources, and shrink use of fossil fuels.
“Joe Brown is a highly respected international business leader, with great ideas, so we are extremely 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 tremendous talent for building relationships across borders and industries, will be extremely helpful to us in delivering our innovative, mass market oriented programs to spur greater stewardship of our planet 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.
Mainstream Green is a 501 c-3 tax exempt charity. Upcoming projects include the Guinness World Record for Reusable Shopping Bags, and “Syracuse LED’s the Way,” a joint program with Philips Lighting, that will outfit 100 low income Syracuse NY area households with LED light bulbs, to provide homeowners with 80 percent savings in their cost of electric lighting. Some of Mainstream Green’s other projects have been associated with the following hashtags: #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, #TURNitOFF, a vehicle idling program that promotes saving 3.8 million gallons of fuel a day in the US.
The Roth companies manufacture and sell products that produce, distribute, manage and store energy, contain fluids or direct highway traffic. The company has1,100 employees worldwide and operates two locations in Central New York, one in Syracuse and the other in Watertown, NY.