SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2016 -- thinkstep, a leading global sustainability software and services provider, announced today at the Sustainable Brands Conference, the appointments of Rosemary Lapka as director of the consumer goods sector for North America, and Nuno da Silva to the position of director of product stewardship.
Rosemary brings to thinkstep a strong background in sustainability, business and design combined with broad experience in the retail, food & beverage, consumer goods and agriculture industries. Most recently she managed sustainable natural resource and product health programs for the grocery retailer ALDI in the U.S. Previously, she supported sustainability communication and strategy at a Fortune 500 ingredient manufacturer and taught design/sustainability studies at a university in the Middle East. She has an MS/MBA from the University of Michigan and a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University. Rosemary will be based in the Boston office.
Nuno, who was previously the managing director of PE INTERNATIONAL American operations, returns to the rebranded company after a brief tenure with Loop Industries, and several years as a partner with Environmental Resources Management, (ERM) where he helped companies identify, calculate and leverage social and environmental improvements in their products, services, operations and capital projects. In his new role with thinkstep, he will work across business sectors and focus on creating market and revenue opportunities for the company. He holds Master’s degrees in advanced product design and engineering from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), and in environmental engineering from University of Portugal, Lisbon.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Nuno back into the thinkstep family. His broad expertise and first-hand knowledge of our organization will allow him to hit the ground running as he cultivates new market opportunities for us,” said Graeme Dykes, thinkstep president North America. “Equally exciting is the appointment of Rosemary Lapka, new head of the consumer goods sector for North America. Rosemary brings us a wealth of sustainability product and industry knowledge. I am confident that both of these experts will help to drive thinkstep to a new level of market share and customer centricity.”
thinkstep enables organizations worldwide to succeed sustainably. Our industry-leading software, data and services drive operational excellence, product innovation, brand value and regulatory compliance. With a global presence in 19 countries we serve more than 2,000 companies, including 40 percent of the Fortune 500, such as BASF, Hewlett-Packard, Interface, Siemens and Unilever. For more information, visit www.thinkstep.com.