Bonsal American hires sustainability leader

Charlotte, N.C.-based Bonsal American named Meredith Ware as the company's director of sustainability. Ware, a LEED Accredited Professional, will lead the company’s sustainability initiatives and report to President David Maske.

“Efficiency is green,” Ware said. “At Bonsal American I am focusing efficiency through environmentally driven product and process innovation. This reinforces our commitment to provide our customers with the best environmental building products delivered through efficient manufacturing, sustainable raw material selection and waste minimization.”

Previously, Ware was sustainability director for Serious Materials Inc., a developer and manufacturer of sustainable green building materials in California’s Silicon Valley. While at Serious Materials, Ware re-engineered and wrote patents on various building materials manufactured with 90 percent less energy.

Most recently Ware was the COO of Clean Concrete Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco.

“Meredith is charged with helping us design and manufacture sustainability principles into our full complement of Sakrete, ProSpec, AmeriMix, and GemSeal branded products,” Maske said.

Ware will also work collaboratively with other product and process sustainability initiatives underway across other divisions of Oldcastle, the parent company of Bonsal American.