Bio: Paul Tasner, Co-founder and CEO of PulpWorks, Inc., has 40 years of experience in all facets of supply chain management. He has held leadership positions in packaging, manufacturing, and logistics in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. For the past decade, his focus has been on supply chain sustainability. Paul’s corporate affiliations include The Clorox Company, Clif Bar, Method Products, Hepagen Vaccines and Unilever. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this subject in the MBA Programs at San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University as well as the Packaging Engineering Department at San Jose State University. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Boston University. Six years ago, Paul took a leap of faith. While his peers were contemplating retirement, he embraced the challenge of disrupting the traditional packaging industry. Appalled by the amount of plastic pollution on our planet and no longer content to accept the dangers of plastic packaging materials, he founded PulpWorks and set out to create safe, eco-friendly packaging for consumer products. PulpWorks uses paper and agricultural waste to mold compostable packaging and thereby diminish the waste deposited in our landfills, waterways and oceans. In 2016, PulpWorks was awarded a patent for their Karta-Pack™ – a compostable replacement for the toxic plastic blister pack. PulpWorks and Paul have been the recipients of more than 20 awards and the subject of more than 40 stories in the media. Paul was selected as a TED Resident in 2017. His TED Talk on sustainability, entrepreneurism, and ageism has been seen by more than 1.3 million viewers. PulpWorks - “Molding a Better World”!
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