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Erin O'Malley

Erin O'Malley
Engineering Program Manager, PCH International

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Erin O’Malley works to synthesize disparate information to enable informed decisions that improve sustainability. She currently lives and works in Shenzhen, China, an area with almost infinite opportunities for sustainability improvement.

Before joining PCH International in June of 2013, she worked on community infrastructure projects, sustainable packaging development, Cuban car maintenance methods, implantable medical devices, and morgue dissections. Her mechanical engineering background serves as a framework to evaluate the complex problems that affect products today. She hopes more people will engage directly with factories to make products that better serve all the people affected by their creation.

Her ultimate goal is to create systems and products that improve continuously to address changing needs.


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.