Derek Guest

Derek Guest

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Owner

Derek Guest, Environmental & Sustainability Solutions
  • Assisting chemical and consumer product manufacturers to meet their sustainability and product stewardship objectives, and to deal with the business risks associated with the growing complexity of US and global environmental regulations.
  • Supporting community groups in developing and implementing cost-effective sustainability plans to improve the quality of life for local residents.
2002 - 2009

Director, Science & Technology and VP Environment Health & Safety

Eastman Kodak Company

Senior scientific executive with rare combination of experience in environmental sciences, program leadership, technology policy, communications and outreach. Early advocate for, and leader in, the development of sustainability programs.

  • Identified and evaluated environmental and sustainability impacts of emerging technologies; developed and implemented response strategies.
  • Managed senior global executive council for setting worldwide EHS and governance policies, including sustainability strategy and worldwide voluntary sustainability goals.
  • Led key strategic partnerships on climate change, resource conservation and pollution prevention with USEPA (e.g., Climate Leaders, Wastewi$e, Energy Star, Pollution Prevention Framework, Project XL, Sustainable Futures) and non-governmental organizations (e.g., California Climate Action Registry, The Nature Conservancy, The Climate Registry), demonstrating company commitment to corporate social responsibility/sustainability.
  • Developed and managed ISO 14001-registered worldwide corporate EHS management system, designed to minimize company environmental footprint through performance improvement strategies and initiatives and product and operational worldwide sustainability goals.
  • Provided key technical support for the development and implementation of product stewardship program, and preparation of EHS performance standards for traditional and digital products.
  • Presented as invited speaker/guest lecturer on a variety of topics (e.g., environmental policy, energy policy, climate change, corporate social responsibility/sustainability, nanotechnology, and environmental management systems) to conferences, community groups and local colleges.
  • Chaired EHS team for International Imaging Industry Association; coordinated strategies and led discussions with policymakers on key issues in e.g., US, Canada, European Union, Japan and UN.
  • Organized meetings and workshops on current environmental topics, including the 2008 Worldwide Imaging Industry EHS Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Represented company and trade associations in discussions with regulators and policymakers worldwide, including participation at UN Environment Programme Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee and the Expert Group on Nanotechnology of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • Served on industry and multistakeholder committees, including Global Environmental Management Initiative, Business Roundtable's Climate Resolve Program Steering Committee, Business Advisory Committee to The Climate Registry, the Health and Environmental Science Institute, and the Working Group on Social Responsibility for World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
  • Interviewed by international journalists on environmental topics (e.g., climate change, carbon emissions trading, and environmental emissions).
 
1997 - 2002

Director, Regulatory Issues

Eastman Kodak Company

Directed team responsible for identification, analysis and communication of emerging regulations and performance standards worldwide to support company businesses, manufacturing operations, products, and logistics.

  • Led multidisciplinary project teams in addressing critical issues for products (e.g., constituents of concern, supply chain) and manufacturing operations (e.g., environmental releases).
  • Led successful implementation of ISO 14001-registered Corporate EHS management system.
  • Interacted with regulators and policymakers worldwide on critical EHS issues.
  • Initiated and managed voluntary partnerships to build upon company commitment to sustainability (e.g., EPA Climate Leaders, California Climate Action Registry).
  • Met with community groups and county and state officials to address concerns regarding various environmental issues.
1993 - 1997

Director, Federal Government Relations

Eastman Kodak Company

Developmental assignment as government affairs and technical specialist working with members of Congress, Executive Branch offices, and other stakeholders on EHS issues.

  • Analyzed legislation and regulations and developed advocacy and compliance strategies.
  • Provided testimony to US House of Representatives and various House and Senate committees to address EHS questions.
  • Organized EHS workshops for Congressional office and committee staff.
  • Served as company liaison to President's Council for Sustainable Development, working with staff to organize meetings across the US.
  • Built coalitions of various industry and non-governmental organizations (e.g., World Resources Institute, Resources for the Future, World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense) to craft solutions for legislative and regulatory issues.
 

Education

Education

BS

University of Surrey

PhD

University of Surrey

Presentations

  1. Guest D. Global energy and climate change policy. Managing for Environmental Sustainability. E. Philip Saunders School of Business, Rochester Institute of Toxicology, Rochester, NY, 2009.
  2. Guest D. The development of international environmental policy. Managing for Environmental Sustainability. E. Philip Saunders School of Business, Rochester Institute of Toxicology, Rochester, NY, 2009.
  3. Guest D. The climate change debate. Managing for Environmental Sustainability. E. Philip Saunders School of Business, Rochester Institute of Toxicology, Rochester, NY. , 2008.
  4. Guest D. The climate change debate. The Nature Conservancy, Board Meeting Western New York Chapter, Rochester, NY, 2008.
  5. Guest D. Global environmental negotiations - The effects of policies in the United States, European Community, and Japan. Managing for Environmental Sustainability. E. Philip Saunders School of Business, Rochester Institute of Toxicology, Rochester, NY, 2008.
  6. Guest D. The evolution of US federal environmental policy. Managing for Environmental Sustainability. E. Philip Saunders School of Business, Rochester Institute of Toxicology, Rochester, NY, 2008.
  7. Guest D. Creating competitive advantage in a carbon-constrained world. GHG Registries & Competing in a Carbon-Constrained World. Berkeley, CA: California Climate Action Registry Conference, 2005.
  8. Guest D. Corporate Social Responsibility. Simon Graduate School of Business. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2004.
  9. Guest D. The story of a climate leader. Weathering Climate Change: How Evolving Policy Will Affect Your Business. Eagle Lake, NY: Ecology & Environment, Inc., 2004.
  10. Guest D. How to develop and internally sell a GHG reduction target. Climate Leaders Meeting. Washington, DC: US Environmental Protection Agency, 2004.
  11. Deisinger PJ, Barber, E.D., Schum, D.B., Perry, L.G., Kolberg, K.F., Astill, B.D., Moran, E.J., and Guest D. A combined in vitro/in vivo model for estimating the dermal absorption of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in man from contact with PVC film. Toxicologist. Dallas, TX: Society of Toxicology, 1991:293.
  12. Boatman RJ, Schum, D.B., Guest, D., and Stack, C. Toxicology of diethylene glycol butyl ether: 2 Pharmacokinetics of DGBE and DGBA after dermal application to rats. Toxicologist. Dallas, TX: Society of Toxicology, 1991:317.
  13. Deisinger PJ, Lyon, M.L., Boatman, R.J. and Guest, D. The metabolism and disposition of [14C]ethyl 3-ethoxypropionate in the rat. Toxicologist. Washington, DC: Society of Toxicology, 1987:470.
  14. Deisinger PJ, Guest, D. and DiVincenzo, G.D. Metabolic studies with diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate (DGBA) in the rat. Toxicologist. New Orleans, LA: Society of Toxicology, 1986:656.
  15. Guest D, Pallas, F., Northup, S., Moran, E., and El-hawari, M. Metabolic studies with di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA) in the mouse. Toxicologist. San Diego, CA: Society of Toxicology, 1985:946.
  16. Guest D, Hamilton, M.L, and DiVincenzo, G.D. The percutaneous absorption of hydroquinone in dogs. Toxicologist. San Diego, CA: Society of Toxicology, 1985:954.
  17. El-hawari M, Murrill, E., Stoltz, M., Skalsky, H., and Guest, D. Species differences in the disposition and metabolism of di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate (DEHA). Toxicologist. San Diego, CA: Society of Toxicology, 1985:A947.
  18. DiVincenzo GD, Ziegler, D.A., Hamilton, M.L., and Guest, D., and Dedinas, J. Metabolism of methyl isoamyl ketone (MiAK) in the rat. Toxicologist. San Diego, CA: Society of Toxicology, 1985:944.
  19. Guest D, Hamilton, M.L., Deisinger, P.J., and DiVincenzo, G.D. Pulmonary and percutaneous absorption of ethylene glycol ether derivatives in Beagle dogs. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Cincinnati, OH: Symposium on Toxic Effects of Glycol Ethers, 1983.
  20. Guest D, Deisinger, P.J., and DiVincenzo, G.D. Metabolism of toluene in rat isolated hepatocytes. Toxicologist. Boston, MA: Society of Toxicology, 1982:60.
  21. Guest D, Schnell, S.R., and Dent, J.G. Metabolism of 2,4-dinitrotoluene by mouse, rat, and human intestinal microflora. Toxicologist. San Diego, CA: Society of Toxicology, 1981:110.
  22. Guest D, Barrow, C.S., Popp, J.A., and Dent, J.G. Effects of enzyme inducers on the hepatotoxic action of ethylene. Toxicologist. Washington, DC: Society of Toxicology, 1980:11.
  23. Dent JG, Schnell, S.R., and Guest, D. Metabolism of 2,4-dinitrotoluene in rat hepatic microsomes and cecal flora. Second International Symposium on Biologically-reactive Intermediates, Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Effects. University of Surrey, Guildford, England: Second International Congress on Toxicology, 1980.
  24. Guest D, Dent J.G. Studies with inhibitors of epoxide hydratase in forward and reversion bacterial mutagenesis assay systems. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. New Orleans, LA: Society of Toxicology, 1979:A133.
  25. Guest D. Ethylene - its metabolism and toxicity. Invited seminar - Department of Biochemical Toxicology, University of California. Davis, CA, 1979.
  26. Guest D, Barrow, C.S., and Dent, J.G. Disposition of radioactivity from 14C-ethylene in control and Aroclor 1254-treated rats. Pharmacologist. Portland, OR: American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 1979:158.

Objective

I am presently looking to leverage my leadership skills to find a position with a forward-thinking company that is committed to environmental responsibility and the development of a robust sustainability model that balances the business success of the company with the needs of the community. I believe that I have an unusual mix of work experiences and interests that would be a good match for such an organization.

Summary

Internationally experienced senior scientific executive with a track record of delivering successful results on complex projects and for developing and implementing environmental and sustainability policies and strategies. Rare combination of experience in environmental sciences, technology policy, communications and outreach. Proven leader in using these skills effectively in discussions with regulators and policymakers worldwide.

Publications

  1. David RM, Moore MR, Finney DC, Guest D. Reversibility of the chronic effects of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate. Toxicol Pathol 2001;29(4):430-9.
  2. David RM, Moore MR, Finney DC, Guest D. Chronic toxicity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate in rats. Toxicol Sci 2000;55(2):433-43.
  3. David RM, Moore MR, Finney DC, Guest D. Chronic toxicity of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate in mice. Toxicol Sci 2000;58(2):377-85.
  4. David RM, Moore MR, Cifone MA, Finney DC, Guest D. Chronic peroxisome proliferation and hepatomegaly associated with the hepatocellular tumorigenesis of di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and the effects of recovery. Toxicol Sci 1999;50(2):195-205.
  5. English JC, Deisinger PJ, Guest D. Metabolism of 2-ethylhexanoic acid administered orally or dermally to the female Fischer 344 rat. Xenobiotica 1998;28(7):699-714.
  6. Deisinger PJ, Perry LG, Guest D. In vivo percutaneous absorption of [14C]DEHP from [14C]DEHP-plasticized polyvinyl chloride film in male Fischer 344 rats. Food Chem Toxicol 1998;36(6):521-7.
  7. Astill BD, Gingell R, Guest D, Hellwig J, Hodgson JR, Kuettler K, et al. Oncogenicity testing of 2-ethylhexanol in Fischer 344 rats and B6C3F1 mice. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1996;31(1):29-41.
  8. Astill BD, Deckardt K, Gembardt C, Gingell R, Guest D, Hodgson JR, et al. Prechronic toxicity studies on 2-ethylhexanol in F334 rats and B6C3F1 mice. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1996;29(1):31-9.
  9. Deisinger PJ, Boatman RJ, Guest D. Metabolism of 2-ethylhexanol administered orally and dermally to the female Fischer 344 rat. Xenobiotica 1994;24(5):429-40.
  10. Boatman RJ, Schum, D.B., Guest, D., and Stack, C. Toxicology of diethylene glycol butyl ether 2. Disposition studies with 14C-diethylene glycol butyl ether and 14C-diethylene glycol butyl ether acetate after dermal application to rats. J Amer Coll Toxicol 1993;12(2):145-54.
  11. Tyl RW, Fisher LC, Kubena MF, Vrbanic MA, Gingell R, Guest D, et al. The developmental toxicity of 2-ethylhexanol applied dermally to pregnant Fischer 344 rats. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1992;19(2):176-85.
  12. Barber ED, Teetsel NM, Kolberg KF, Guest D. A comparative study of the rates of in vitro percutaneous absorption of eight chemicals using rat and human skin. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1992;19(4):493-7.
  13. Deisinger PJ, Boatman RJ, Guest D. The metabolism and disposition of ethyl 3-ethoxypropionate in the rat. Xenobiotica 1990;20(10):989-97.
  14. Deisinger PJ, Guest D. Metabolic studies with diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate (DGBA) in the rat. Xenobiotica 1989;19(9):981-9.
  15. Hamm TE, Jr., Guest D, Dent JG. Chronic toxicity and oncogenicity bioassay of inhaled ethylene in Fischer-344 rats. Fundam Appl Toxicol 1984;4(3 Pt 1):473-8.
  16. Guest D, Hamilton ML, Deisinger PJ, DiVincenzo GD. Pulmonary and percutaneous absorption of 2-propoxyethyl acetate and 2-ethoxyethyl acetate in beagle dogs. Environ Health Perspect 1984;57:177-83.
  17. Guest D, Schnell SR, Rickert DE, Dent JG. Metabolism of 2,4-dinitrotoluene by intestinal microorganisms from rat, mouse, and man. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 1982;64(1):160-8. 
  18. Guest D, Katz, G.V., and Astill, B.D. Ch. 59, Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids. In: Clayton GDaC, F.E., editor. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. 3rd Rev. ed. New York: Wiley Interscience, 1982.
  19. Guest D, Barrow CS, Popp JA, Dent JG. Effects of Aroclor 1254 on disposition and hepatotoxicity of ethylene in the rat. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 1981;57(3):325-34.
  20. Dent JG, Schnell SR, Guest D. Metabolism of 2,4-dinitrotoluene by rat hepatic microsomes and cecal flora. Adv Exp Med Biol 1981;136 Pt A:431-6.
  21. Guest D, King LJ, Margetts G, Parke DV. The dose-dependent toxic effects of phenformin in the rat. Biochem Pharmacol 1980;29(17):2291-5.
  22. Guest D, Dent JG. Effects of epoxide hydratase inhibitors in forward and reversion bacterial mutagenesis assay systems. Environ Mutagen 1980;2(1):27-34.
  23. Guest D, King LJ, Parke DV. Metabolism of phenformin in the rat and guinea-pig. Xenobiotica 1979;9(11):681-93.