Participant Testimonials

AHC Group Benchmarking Workshop Feedback


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Bruce — We enjoyed your benchmarking conference in Phoenix last week. Thanks!

John Randall

Arcadis NV

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I would like to express both thanks for the cooperation and appreciation/congratulations with the event. It was high-level in terms of content, with plenty of mutual learning in a stimulating professional environment.

Stephanie Hottenhuis
Director, Multinational Clients Program
Arcadis NV

LP Building Products

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Dear Bruce — Congratulations on an exceptional workshop, "The Rising Role of Renewables in Corporate Strategy." The AHC Group in partnership with Sterling Planet assembled an impressive array of presenters and attendees. The presentations were informative and I learned almost as much during the breaks from the others in attendance.

At LP we are wrestling with all of the issues that were addressed in the workshop, including energy price volatility, our environmental footprint, climate change, sustainable development, and how renewable energy factors into this. I took away from the Workshop what is, for us, game changing-information and approaches to these issues. We directly factored information from the Workshop into our strategic growth strategies in these areas. To say the least, it was a very valuable day and a half.

This continues an uninterrupted string of five AHC workshops, including the AHC Affiliates Workshops, that have been resounding successes. Please also pass on my congratulations to Mel Jones for his contributions and those of the rest of the Sterling Planet team. Best regards,

David J. Harvey
Vice President of Environmental Affairs
LP Building Products

Siemens Building Technologies

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Thanks for the opportunity to attend the meeting in Phoenix — I really enjoyed the learning opportunity and the chance to share our research.

Ari Kobb
Marketing Manager
Energy & Environmental Solutions
Siemens Building Technologies


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Over the past 15 years, environmental leaders of some of today's most prestigious companies have been meeting here to discuss the emerging environmental drivers that affect business performance. Facilitated by Bruce Piasecki and the AHC Group, this unique workshop forum has provided a venue for the exchange of major issues, ideas and environmental best practices. Participants utilize the sanctuary of this affiliation to provide input while improving their environmental programs and thus the success of their respective companies.

In the past, these workshops have considered some of the major environmental issues of the day — and in his latest book, World Inc., Bruce Piasecki has captured some of the most powerful cases of this exchange that supports the conclusion that environmental leadership is sound business and can also meet the expectations of society.

Since the early 1990s, I have participated in the AHC Group's Corporate Affiliate Program on environmental leadership. Having attained membership in this unique forum for four different companies, I have a long historical view of the evolution and the successful formula of this venue. Over time, discussions on environmental engineering solutions have led to discussions on advanced environmental management programs and ultimately to sound business practices that have been implemented by Affiliate companies.

Most recently, environmental risk management has been discussed. As the executive in charge of the Environmental Risk Management Practice for Thomas Rutherfoord, Inc., one of the nation's fastest growing risk management and insurance brokerage firms (and the first in the insurance industry to go "carbon-neutral" — see this press release), I have encouraged Affiliates to carefully consider environmental risk as a pivotal success parameter for businesses today. Environmental risk solutions offer a way for businesses to turn environmental stewardship into a growth driver for the future by understanding their environmental risk tolerance and threshold. Those that know the risks reap the rewards!"

Stephen J. Myers
V.P. — Environmental Risk Management Practice

Aztech Technologies

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I was skeptical; however, now I am converted. The panel of speakers that you assembled was excellent. I gained something from each presentation (took 8 pages of notes) that will hopefully assist me in managing and growing Aztech. I like the atmosphere that you have set up that encourages questioning and commenting during the presentations. If thoughts are left until the end, they may become irrelevant. I also got to meet and talk with some very interesting people.

Fil L. Fina, III, PE
Vice President
Aztech Technologies, Inc.

Arizona Public Service

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The sessions were very informative, and I enjoyed the interaction.

Edward Fox
Vice President —
Communications, Environment & Safety

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