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Terry Foecke

Terry Foecke
Head of Supplier Development, PCH International

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Terry Foecke is head of Supplier Development at PCH International, identifying and implementing progressive supply-chain practices that promote environmental and social responsibility. He has worked in and with factories since he was a teenager, acting as everything from a line worker to a factory owner.

Terry has spent the last 25 years focusing exclusively on pollution prevention and sustainable manufacturing, and has extensive policy and technical experience. He has served as a member of the Environmental Engineering Subcommittee of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) which advises the Administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has also served as a member of the National Advisory Commission on Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), as Executive Director of the National Roundtable of State Pollution Prevention Programs, and as a member of the American Institute for Pollution Prevention.
Since 2008, Terry has directed his focus towards Asia, initially partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Walmart to “green” supply chains. Subsequently, he worked as the Chief Technical officer and a Director at SDCL-Asia, where he financially quantified energy improvement opportunities in Chinese SMEs. Terry has established an international reputation as an expert in source reduction opportunities in manufacturing processes, which has brought him to over 900 Chinese factories since his arrival.

He believes that the key to environmental and social progress is to make it easy to do what is right.


Location: Festival Pavilion
Terry Foecke (PCH International), Erin O'Malley (PCH International)
“Hooking-up” has replaced long-term relationships with manufacturing suppliers and this no-promises model is failing. All this commitment avoidance has created opportunities to make stuff faster, better, and smarter…we just need to connect the dots in new ways. The sweet spot for getting design and manufacturing done right relies on hardware, software, factories, and.... Read more.