Global Food Waste Reduction Expert and Educator, Steven Finn, Joins the LeanPath Team

By Janet Haugan, Director of Marketing  //  March 13, 2017

Finn will serve as Vice President of Customer Success to support clients with food waste prevention

Portland, OR – March 13, 2017.

LeanPath, Inc., creators of the world’s leading food waste prevention systems, is excited to announce that Steven Finn, global food waste reduction expert, educator, and speaker, has joined its team as Vice President of Customer Success. In this role, Finn will help LeanPath’s clients—which include foodservice contractors, hotels, business dining facilities, colleges and universities, and other foodservice organizations—in achieving maximum results using the LeanPath program for food waste prevention.

“I am very excited about the addition of Steve to the LeanPath leadership team,” shares Andrew Shakman, LeanPath co-founder and CEO. “Steve and I have been intersecting in our work on food waste for several years, and I have great respect for his education and leadership on the topic. He is a great asset to our team and for our clients in terms of driving us closer to our vision to end avoidable food waste.”

“I’ve been working on food waste reduction for the last eight years,” comments Finn. “Most of my work has been focused on food recovery, and I’ve been inspired by this work and many rewarding projects to do more. LeanPath is an exciting extension of my journey in working on this critical topic—where I will now focus on the upper most tier of the food waste reduction hierarchy: prevention. I’m very excited to bring my food waste and culture change experience to LeanPath, and help drive broad and deep global change toward food waste prevention through our work with LeanPath clients.”

Finn combines 25 years of strategy and control experience in the supply chain sector with a passion for sustainability and conscious capitalism. Previously, he was the Managing Director of ResponsEcology, a sustainability and change management consulting firm helping organizations to reduce waste and drive transformational culture change with triple bottom line impact. He has conducted extensive research into the problems of food security, water security, and global food waste, and has developed innovative public-private partnerships to capture and redistribute excess food to mitigate hunger. Finn is a frequent speaker on global food waste and food recovery topics and has served on three non-profit boards in the food sector. He is also the author of the blog “FoodForThoughtfulAction.”


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About LeanPath

LeanPath is the world’s leading food waste prevention company, providing systems that enable commercial kitchens to dramatically reduce food waste, lower food costs, and operate more sustainable facilities. Founded in 2004 in Portland, Oregon, LeanPath now has offices in both the US and the UK and its technology has been installed in nearly 1,000 kitchens across the globe. Typical results include a 50% reduction in overall food waste, and a 3 to 8 percent reduction in food purchases. For more information, visit www.leanpath.com.

Media Contact:  Janet Haugan  //  LeanPath  //  503.925.3641  //  jhaugan@leanpath.com

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