Jeff Zeman is an accomplished Sustainable Design Engineer and Strategist who partners with product and process development to achieve authentic, brand-supporting outcomes without compromise. After spending over two decades developing and deploying sustainability strategy in manufacturing operations and product development at Kohler Co. Jeff knows what it takes to truly embed a design culture that expects results benefitting people, planet, and profit. It is through empowering and inspiring others to utilize a sustainability lens- supercharging the innovation engine- that sustainability becomes a normal part of what an organization delivers.
Jeff has built global, multidisciplinary teams, led professional practice and industry groups in the advancement of data-supported sustainability methods, and advised universities in development of curricula to train the next generation of sustainability professionals. Jeff is a married father of two that enjoys coaching youth sports, building useful things, and being out-of-doors as much as possible.
Jeff holds a BA in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University and MBA from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.