Chuck Ruffing has a strong background in environmental toxicity, green chemistry, and integrating sustainability into diverse business models. He is a proven business leader with 23 years of experience in health safety and environment technical science and management. In his role at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), Chuck leads a team of 21 engineers, technical staff, outreach specialists, and students in delivering pollution prevention information, research, and direct assistance to New York State businesses and citizens. Prior to joining NYSP2I, he held various positions at Eastman Kodak Company and Aldrich Chemical Company. Chuck has a BS in Chemistry from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois.