Monday, January 28, 2013

Dirk Beveridge
Customer focused Sales and Marketing Strategies in the Age of Disruption

Dirk Beveridge is one of the nation’s foremost business speakers, delivering messages that help organizations and individuals unleash their true potential. He works with firms to bring their strategy to life through keynotes, summits, and workshops as well as through his consulting firm, 4th Generation Systems.

As president and chief executive officer of 4th Generation Systems, Dirk and his team help manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and services firms become more competitive and provide deeper value to customers. 

Dirk Beveridge is an experienced proven business executive whose international consulting firm serves clients such as General Motors, Continental Grain, Haagan Daz, W.R. Grace, Union Oil, Spacesaver, John Deere and others. He lectures at the Management Institute School of Business, University of Wisconsin, and is ad-hoc faculty at several other universities.

As one of the top twenty business speakers in the country, Dirk has provided timely, pertinent information to companies such as Dow Jones, Ashland Petroleum, Molson Breweries, Texas Instruments, Radio Shack, The Newell Group, Chicago Title and Insurance, Radio Advertising Bureau, Bridgestone Tire, and many other recognizable organizations. Each year since 1987, Dirk Beveridge has been featured in international speaking tours addressing groups on five of the world’s continents.

Dirk is an author of the bestselling book, Sales Management: Why the Best are Better, Dirk Beveridge is also a contributing business expert for CNN, USA Today, and Inc. Magazine, and his articles regularly appear in various trade publications. 


Tad Radzinski, P.E., LEED AP, SFP
Closing the Loop: Manufacturing a Viable Future

With 30 years of practical experience,Tad Radzinski is a leading expert in corporate responsibility and environmental management. Through consulting, training and speaking, he has provided hundreds of organizations the insight and tools to revolutionize their business through successful sustainability strategies. Tad, co-founder and president of Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC), provides consultative services to companies in a wide range of global industries. Tad is an adjunct professor at Villanova University, teaching graduate classes in Principles of Sustainable Development, Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Life Cycle Assessment, and Introduction to Sustainable Product Design. Tad was instrumental in the development of Villanova's Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Engineering. He also serves as the Chief Certification Officer at GreenCircle Certified, LLC, providing third-party verification of environmental claims.

Formerly the EPA's Waste Minimization Program National Expert, Tad has been a trusted advisor for Fortune 500 companies including Sony, Unilever, Stanley Black & Decker, Textron, Waste Management, Crown Holdings, and Harley-Davidson. Tad understands the growing need of companies to generate value in an increasingly complex marketplace. He delivers the framework to utilize corporate responsibility, helps clients become industry leaders, and ensures the long-term success of their businesses. He is passionate about helping organizations minimize their waste while maximizing their energy and water efficiency, always abiding by his personal motto: "Let's make a difference!"

Tad has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a M.S. in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering from Villanova University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania, a LEED Accredited Professional, a certified Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP), and is trained as an ISO-14001 lead auditor. Tad is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

See Tad's TEDx Talk by clicking here!


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