Bill Strang, TOTO's President of Operations, discusses his award-winning journey in ecological responsibility and market leadership. Strang will cover key principles in his "Life Cycle Thinking" that have delivered sustainable advantages in the design marketplace. Topics include: thinking beyond compliance, sustainability and transparency in operations, life-cycle assessment, and eco-design.
Kelsey Keith, Senior Editor, Dwell Media, LLC
Bill Strang, President, Operations - Americas, TOTO USA
New York-based Kelsey Keith is a senior editor at Dwell where she writes and edits In The Modern World. She's written about design, art, and architecture online and off, with stints as editor at Architizer and Curbed New York. She's obsessed with civic infrastructure, homes with gables, and architectural follies.
William (Bill) L. Strang President, Americas – Operations Group and Chairman of TOTO Mexico. Bill has responsibility for all operations, including supply chain, design and development engineering, Quality, ISO, Environmental and management of the five TOTO North America plants: Morrow, GA; Lakewood, GA; Fairburn, GA; and Ontario, CA, Monterrey Mexico with 1.8 million sq ft under roof.
Under Bill’s leadership, TOTO has received awards for 5S implementation, US EPA Water Efficiency Leadership Award, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Water Conservation Leadership Award, the Argon Award, the City of Atlanta Phoenix Award, and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper sustainability award. TOTO is one of the largest users of Green Energy from Georgia Power.
TOTO USA has also developed secondary uses or recycling channels for the waste streams from the manufacturing process, converting them from waste to raw material feed stocks for other manufacturers.