Green Seal Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Doug Gatlin as Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 16, 2018.
“We are delighted to have someone with Doug’s experience and 25-year track record in sustainability take the helm of Green Seal at this time,” says Green Seal Board Chair Dr. Joanne Fox-Przeworski. She noted that Gatlin has played a role in the development of two widely recognized voluntary environmental certification programs, namely the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR. “Doug’s personal passion and experience in the arena, along with his ability to translate vision and strategy into execution, make him the perfect choice to lead Green Seal at a time when companies value sustainable processes and products,” she adds.
As Senior Vice President at USGBC, Gatlin led numerous initiatives to drive growth in the U.S. marketplace for its Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) program. After joining USGBC in 2006, Gatlin spearheaded USGBC’s LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance rating system and later went on to head overall service delivery for USGBC’s sister organization, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Previously, during a 10-year career at the U.S. EPA, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations, focusing on regulatory innovation and environmental information. Prior to this, he led an ENERGY STAR Buildings team that built a national energy efficiency collaborative program with utilities and state energy offices.
“I am honored to join Green Seal at such a critical time in the environmental movement. Green Seal has played a role in helping buyers make informed choices that help protect human health and the environment, while saving money,” says Gatlin. “I’m looking forward to working with the many companies and service providers whose offerings represent environmental leadership and can benefit from Green Seal certification. These are the leaders of the environmental movement, and we need more of them,” he adds.