Avantor™ EHSS Expert to Speak on Lean’s Impact on Safety at AME Toronto 2013

Avantor™ EHSS Expert to Speak on Lean’s Impact on Safety at AME Toronto 2013

Director of environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) at Avantor Performance Materials to participate in panel session on how lean transformation can impact safety

Center Valley, PA (USA) – September 11, 2013 – Kim McDevitt, director of environmental, health, safety and security at Avantor™ Performance Materials, will participate in a special panel titled “Breakthrough Safety Improvement Through Lean” at the AME Toronto 2013 conference to be held October 21-25, 2013, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Canada.

The panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, October 22, from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

McDevitt, representing Avantor as a global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance chemistries and materials, will join other industry professionals to discuss how lean transformation can positively impact safety performance and reduce associated risks in healthcare, manufacturing and service organizations.

The panel members will interact with the audience to share methods and lessons learned in building greater lean performance momentum; engaging process owners in sustainable lean safety progress; and gaining stakeholder suggestions for standard work. The panel will also discuss how gaining support for safety is an essential element in advancing lean performance initiatives.

Avantor’s McDevitt has more than 20 years of experience implementing quality, safety and environmental systems in various manufacturing settings across the globe, including Brazil, China, Europe, India and North America. She has also spoken about integrated lean and safety at previous regional and national conferences for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).

Produced by the AME, the Toronto event is promoted as the world’s largest lean conference, with the goal of helping attendees discover and implement new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. Conference highlights include numerous keynote speakers, practitioner presentations, plant tours, workshops, special interest sessions and exhibitors.

Conference information is available at www.ameconference.org.

For more information about Avantor visit www.avantormaterials.com or follow www.twitter.com/avantor_news.

About Avantor™ Performance Materials

Based in Center Valley, PA (USA), Avantor Performance Materials manufactures and markets high-performance chemistries and materials around the world under several respected brand names, including the J.T.Baker®, Macron Fine Chemicals™, Rankem™, BeneSphera™, and POCH™ brands.

Avantor products are used in a wide range of industries. Our biomedical and life science solutions are used in pharmaceutical production, laboratory research for academic, industry and quality control, and in medical lab testing. Our electronics materials products are used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. For additional information please visit www.avantormaterials.com or follow www.twitter.com/avantor_news.

Media Contacts:

Allison Hosak
Vice President, Global Communications
Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.
Office: 610-573-2661
Cell: 908-329-7281

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