19 Nov

April Greene, ASP, CSP


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April GreeneAreas of Expertise: Sustainability, data analysis, analytical chemistry, laboratory management, EHS auditing and compliance, ISO 14001/45001

Education/Certifications: M.S. in Environmental Chemistry, University of Idaho; B.S. in Chemistry, Viterbo University; ISO 14001/45001 Lead Auditor; ISO 19011 Auditing Team Leader; OSHA 501/511 Trainer; International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Auditor; WDNR Green Tier Auditor

April is an experienced EHS and food safety professional with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services and food manufacturing industries. She has worked in environmental industries since 2010, including food safety and water and wastewater testing laboratories and as the EHS and Compliance Specialist for an electronics recycler in Wisconsin.

April brings a strong chemistry and laboratory background to her work at KTL. She is particularly skilled in quality assurance, sustainability, data analysis, and analytical chemistry and has significant experience managing quality, facilities, safety, and regulatory compliance in a laboratory setting. In addition, April has strong experience working in waste management and recycling. She has created corporate programs, plans, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and sustainability requirements, as well as a company Zero Landfill Policy by finding creative and innovative solutions for end-of-life material through lifecycle analysis. In addition, she has worked with a number of food manufacturers to ensure compliance with FDA regulations and GFSI certification requirements.

With over ten years of experience in the environmental services industry, April offers a unique perspective on projects. Her background includes experience in the following areas:

  • Conducting regular facility inspections and audits to ensure facilities meet quality, safety, environmental, and food safety guidelines
  • Developing and documenting EHS and food safety policies, procedures, and training manuals
  • Developing, implementing, and auditing integrated management systems (i.e., food safety, environmental, quality, safety)
  • Investigating accidents and hazardous incidents to determine the root cause and recommending and monitoring corrective actions
  • Developing and maintaining EHS systems including SWPPPs, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Hazard Communication Plans, QEHS Policies, and Auditing Plans
  • Identifying end-of-life recycling options for a variety of waste streams
  • Auditing recycling downstream vendors to prove overall compliance with waste handling
  • Building waste handling and shipping systems
  • Managing EHS planning, meetings, and practical implementation
  • Directing food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) standards to maximize results
  • Overseeing in-depth laboratory inspections and audits and updating procedures
  • Training staff on quality control, safety, and laboratory procedures
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities in good working order
  • Founding and chairing Sustainability and Safety Committees

April’s past auditing experience includes:

  • Conducting four years of annual EMS auditing for an electronics recycling company, which included their IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) business unit, electronics recycling business unit, materials recovery business unit, and logistics division
  • Conducting vendor auditing to company requirements of ISO 14001:2015 for business approvals, including both desktop documentation audits and onsite auditing
  • Transitioning company from ISO 14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015
  • Conducting food safety assessments according to the GFSI-benchmarked standards (i.e., SQF, FSSC 22000, BRCGS)

April has an M.S. in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Idaho and a B.S. in Chemistry from Viterbo University and is a Board Member of the Sustainability Institute. Her certifications and training include the following:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
  • ISO 19011 Auditing Team Leader
  • Exemplar Global Certified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Green Tier Auditor
  • OSHA 501/511 Trainer
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Auditor
  • HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Adult & Infant Training
  • FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food