TULSA, OK -- (Marketwire) -- 05/09/11 -- Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, has appointed the former U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Assistant Secretary for Administration, Boyd K. Rutherford, as a strategic advisor.
Rutherford is currently the founder and principle of Eastwind Strategies, LLC of Columbia, Maryland. Eastwind provides management consulting services, strategic counseling, and government relations for businesses seeking to do business in the federal, state, and local governmental markets. The firm's particular focus is on sustainable operations and green purchasing divisions within these markets.
'As a new key advisor to our company, we look to benefit from Boyd's extensive experience as the USDA's chief acquisition officer and chair to Sustainable Operations Council,' said Rob Phillips, president of Totally Green.
In 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Rutherford to these positions, which encompassed the entire Energy & Environmental initiatives for the USDA and also included the position of chief of Human Capital Officer. His accomplishments were numerous, including the substantial reduction of electric power consumption in more than 2 million square feet of USDA facilities, increasing the USDA's recycling program that led to a 20% reduction in disposal/tipping fees, facilitated the adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-powered vehicles into the USDA fleet, and executed a successful 'Biobased Products Showcase' at the 2008 GSA Expo.
Perhaps most synergistic to Totally Green's business development efforts is Rutherford's experience while he was with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, D.C. from 2001-2003. As the associate administrator for the Office of Performance Improvement, Rutherford was responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of a rigorous process of continuous improvement of the agency's operations. His relationships within the GSA remain considerably deep and mostly attributable to his major accomplishments during his tenure.
'I have been following Totally Green for several years as a friend to Totally Green's co-founder and CEO, Bill Horner, and avid follower of the ORCA Green Machine,' said Rutherford. 'Observing Totally Green evolve this technology in a truly 'green' composting solution for large scale institutions has been fascinating, as I see countless opportunities for implementing the ORCA Green Machine as a sustainable alternative to current methods of waste disposal, especially in government applications.'
The ORCA Green Machine allows for rapid composting of most organic material in institutional and commercial end user applications, after which the liquid compost is either returned to the soil as nourishment or disposed of through the ordinary sewer system. The machine creates meaningful cost savings for customers while diverting food waste from landfills and reducing methane gas production. The company has tests ongoing in a variety of industries, including casinos, convention centers, club stores, cruise lines, education, hospitals, hotels & resorts, produce growers, and supermarkets.
Totally Green recently announced that it installed its revolutionary ORCA Green Machine at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Portsmouth, Virginia and U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Regional Office Building in Washington, D.C. The food service facilities at these locations have been producing thousands of pounds of organic wastes on a daily basis that were previously being disposed of through less-environmentally friendly methods.
The ORCA Green Machine will be featured by Totally Green at the GSA Training Conference and Expo 2011 to be held in San Diego, California on May 10-11. Totally Green's head of sales of the ORCA Green Division, Ryan Casey, will demonstrate the ORCA technology at booth #1524. More information about the conference is available at www.expo.GSA.Gov.
Prior to Eastwind Strategies, Rutherford served the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. as its chief administrative officer for the RNC budget process. Rutherford earned his B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science at Howard University in 1979, and his Master's degree in Communication Management and Law degree from the University of Southern California. He formerly practiced law in California, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
About Totally Green
Totally Green, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets the company's ORCA Green Machine and markets the Ingeo Green Bottle Spring Water. The ORCA (Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative) machine allows for rapid composting of most organic material in institutional and commercial end-user applications, after which the liquid compost is either returned to the soil as nourishment or disposed of through the ordinary sewer system. The machine creates meaningful cost savings for customers while diverting food waste from landfills and reducing methane gas production. Both products offer businesses and consumers innovative and affordable solutions for food & beverage by-product disposal. For more information, please visit www.totallygreen.com.
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