Two Outstanding Entries That Earned Recognition in the 2021 FTA Sustainability Excellence Awards
For more than 20 years, FTA has recognized companies for innovations in sustainability and sustainability programs with the FTA Sustainability Excellence Award.
Listen to a winner and an honorable mention from the 2021 competition discuss their sustainability efforts and why they rose to the top of a pool of high-caliber entries.
About Our Presenters
Nate Miranda, TC Transcontinental Packaging
Nate Miranda currently leads the Innovation and Sustainability Platforms team at TC Transcontinental Packaging. This team identifies and vets new-to-TC technologies that will allow TC to meet its 2025 Ellen McArthur pledges. Prior to TC, Nate worked at MonoSol, PepsiCo and Sealed Air. Nate has been in the packaging industry for 28 years. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and is an inventor on 18 US patents.
Scott Pillsbury, Rose City Labels
Scott Pillsbury is president of Rose City Labels, a sustainably focused custom label print shop in Portland, OR. With his sister, he has guided the business to grow and prosper through innovative sustainability and marketing programs. He is a past TLMI board chair and recipient of several national awards and certifications.
Recently, the company as awarded the TLMI Eugene Singer award for management excellence. Prior to that, it received the 2018 TLMI Environmental Leadership Award, and in 2015 was recognized as the Oregon State University Family Business of the Year. Scott and his family live in Portland, where he enjoys snow and water skiing, travel and any outdoor activity. Earlier this year, he published Everything Works A Little – Practical Small Business Marketing That Works.