Bill is President, TOTO Americas – Operations Group and Chairman of TOTO Mexico; he has responsibility for all Operations, including Supply Chain, Quality, Environmental Sustainability 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 Lean Manufacturing 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 the largest percentage user (at 50%) of Green Energy from Georgia Power.
TOTO USA has also developed secondary uses for recycling channels for the waste streams from the manufacturing process, upcycling them from waste to raw material feed stocks for other manufacturers. All of these endeavors, from Cradle to End of Life Recycling are tracked using Life Cycle Assessment methodologies to measure and reduce the impacts that our products have on the environment. Health materials assessments are also conducted on products to reduce the impacts on human health and the environment. Both of these assessments are presented in a transparency reporting format that is available to everyone.
Argon Award for leadership in sustainability, previous winners of this award have been Ted Turner – Chairman of the Turner Foundation, Arthur Blank – co founder of Home Depot, Jim Jacoby – Founder and CEO of Jacoby Development and Ray Anderson – Chairman of Interface Company.
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