Addressing the Evolving Sustainability Demands in the Biotech Industry

Wednesday, May 1 2013
8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA

Sustainability has become of growing importance to customers, employees, investors, and NGOs. In the course of conducting business, large and small biotech companies confront a broad range of environmental, economic, and social challenges, many of which can be addressed through a successful sustainability strategy. With numerous value drivers for sustainability, understanding the meaning of sustainability, how to address and overcome challenges along the way, and how to develop, track, and communicate its performance internally and externally will allow biotechnology companies to gain a competitive advantage.   

Join us for insight, real life examples, and critical information about best practices in sustainability.


  • Wayne Bates, Ph.D., P.E., Vice President and Sustainability Director at Capaccio Environmental
    Engineering, Inc.


  • James McCabe, Sustainability Manager, Global Operations/Services, Waters Corporation
  • Tony Meenaghan, Senior Director of Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety and Engineering, EMD Serono, Inc.
  • David Reilly, Global Energy Manager, Novartis
  • Timothy Stoll, LEED, Director for Development and Leasing, BioMed Realty Trust

The moderator and panelists will share strategies and lessons learned while attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions relevant to their own organization’s initiatives. Learn what others in the industry are doing, and position your organization for success.

You should attend if you are responsible for Communications, EHS, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Sustainability, or Quality at your organization.


Speaker Bios:


Wayne E. Bates, PhD, PE, Vice President, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.

As Vice President at CAPACCIO, Dr. Bates is responsible for operations of the firm as well as industrial and commercial treatment design and permitting. With more than 25 years of environmental engineering experience, he has assisted industrial clients in managing assets while minimizing the risks associated with industrial activities through sustainable practices such as pollution prevention, waste minimization and design for the environment. His doctoral dissertation involved developing a life cycle assessment screening model for manufactured products, which focused on the cradle-to-grave impacts products have on the environment and socio-economic issues.

Dr. Bates is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and holds engineering degrees from UMass-Dartmouth (BS), Northeastern University (MS), and WPI (PhD). He also holds several licenses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including wastewater and drinking water licenses. Dr. Bates is a sought after speaker and has made numerous presentations and has written and published several technical articles. CAPACCIO is a member of MassBio and several other technical organizations.

Tony Meenaghan, Senior Director of Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety and Engineering, EMD Serono, Inc. 

Tony Meenaghan is the Senior Director of Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety and Engineering at EMD Serono, Inc.  He has been with EMD Serono for ten years with locations in Rockland and Billerica, MA and Washington, DC. 

Tony recently led the team to deliver a new $65 M capital investment expansion of the Research & Development campus in Billerica MA. 

Previous 15 years work experience in pharmaceutical engineering and construction with AMEC (Europe) and Morse Diesel (USA).

Professional achievements include the CIOB (Chartered institute of Building) Project Manager of the year award (Europe) and Winner of Prestigious Quality in Engineering Award (Europe) and twice Presidents award winner with EMD Serono Inc.

Tony is married with three children and lives in Scituate MA he was born in Grantham Lincolnshire UK which is famous for Sir Isaac Newton and the Iron Lady Mrs. Thatcher.

Tony is a board member on two nonprofit foundations which help children and families suffering with cancer and Multiple Sclerosis helping families to deal with MS.

David A. Rielly, Global Energy Manager, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

David is the Global Energy Manager for the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research where he oversees the nine international research centers in Asia, Europe and North America (5.2M+ sq feet, 45 facilities, $33M in energy). He directs Novartis' sustainability programs focused on delivering improved energy and water efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and green building initiatives.

A seasoned executive with thirty years of extensive experience in large vertically integrated organizations - Novartis, Tyco, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and has been on the ground floor of two clean tech start-ups – Phoenix Controls and Aircuity.

David’s career has focused on leveraging technologies and services within the automation, sensing and control sector for commercial, institutional, life sciences and industrial vertical markets. Previously, he was the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for the venture capital backed clean tech start-up, Aircuity Inc., whereby he drove the launch of its next generation Facility Monitoring, Sensing and Control System. He was also the Director of Marketing at Phoenix Controls whereby he spearheaded a number of product launches for Phoenix’ pioneering Variable Air Volume Fume Hood and Laboratory Control System - ultimately receiving a patent for their digital offering.

Rielly received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Certified LEED GA and a member of ASHRAE, AEE, and ISPE.

Timothy C. Stoll, Director, Leasing & Development, BioMed Realty Trust

Tim is a Director of Leasing and Development for BioMed Realty Trust where he collaborates on development projects across the east coast in the core life science markets of Boston, New York, Maryland and North Carolina. BioMed Realty is an entrepreneurial company focused on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry®.  With over $5.0 billion invested in state-of-the-art research facilities concentrated in seven core U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Maryland, New York / New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Seattle. A LEED certified professional Tim provides direction in establishing the program and assembling project teams for a range of projects on the east coast.

Over the last 15 years Tim has worked to improve the quality of the built environment while participating on various project teams working with BioMed Realty Trust, Jones Lang LaSalle, Spaulding & Slye and Clark Construction. In his role with BioMed Tim has been focused on helping to create flexible and efficient lab spaces that are able to adapt over time to changes in research program and improvements in technology. Beyond program and design Tim has supported BioMed’s collective efforts to develop a robust commissioning process and to implement energy initiatives across their portfolio of over 13.2 million SF.

Tim received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College and is a member of Urban Land Institute.

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