Michael Schmeida, LEED™AP, has recently joined Oatey, a manufacturer of plumbing supplies in Cleveland, Ohio as the organization's corporate manager of Stewardship. Before that, he was at Tremco’s Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing Division for nearly 10 years, working his way up from a technical service representative to director of Compliance and Sustainability. He has been a featured speaker and author on many occasions and has addressed the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on green chemistry. He has also taught an introductory sustainability course at his two-time alma mater, the University of Akron. He serves as vice-chair of ASTM E60 on Sustainability and is former chair of the Adhesive and Sealants Council’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, a member of SSPC 189.1 within ASHRAE and active within nearly two dozen other organizations and/or committees at various levels.