SOURCE: SAIL Capital Partners

SAIL Capital Partners

November 28, 2012 16:00 ET

Father of Green Chemistry Joins Leading Cleantech Investment Firm's Board

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Paul Anastas, Ph.D., a former Assistant Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency for Research and Development, has joined the advisory board of leading cleantech investment firm, SAIL Capital. Dr. Anastas joins the ranks of other cleantech, science, and technology "heavy weights" on SAIL's board, including David Miller, former Mayor of Toronto and a member of the C40 Climate Leadership Group; and Ronald W. Hart, Ph.D., an advisor to, and chair of multiple commissions and task forces at the White House, who is credited with developing the first direct proof that DNA is causal in certain forms of cancer.

In addition to his position as Assistant Administrator of the EPA, Anastas also served concurrently as the EPA's Science Advisor from 2010-2012, and in both the Clinton and G.W. Bush Administrations, where he held posts in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, including Assistant Director where he had responsibility for environmental issues. Dr. Anastas now serves on the faculty of Yale University as the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Professor in the Practice of Chemistry for the Environment, and is Director of Yale's Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. He is widely known as the "Father of Green Chemistry" for his work in founding the field of designing chemicals that have reduced toxicity and processes that produce less waste. 

"SAIL is thrilled that Paul Anastas has joined our advisory board," commented Walter Schindler, Managing Partner of SAIL. "His accomplishments in the field of green chemistry are second to none; we look forward to his expertise playing a part in our investments and the overall growth of the firm."

Since 2007, Dr. Anastas has served as co-founder and principal of the sustainability consulting group, Sustainability A to Z that assists clients from personal care, chemical, electronics, large retail, and government sectors to develop and operationalize their sustainability strategies. He is also on the advisory board of a start-up chemical company based in New Haven, CT, P2 Science, that specializes in renewable, bio-based chemicals including surfactants, material building blocks, flavors, and fragrances. 

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