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Our Team

Carbon and Energy Reduction ESG Group





Roy is President of The ESG Group and is a CA licensed mechanical engineer.  He also serves as the sustainability coach for the The FSO Institute, which provides proven industry executives and expert advisors to businesses.


His extensive industry experience Includes serving as the Director of Advanced Technology and Sustainability at a fast growing food tech startup, Impossible Foods. and numerous leadership roles in other food, CPG and manufacturing companies.  Previously, he served on the executive board of PMMI’s OPX leadership network representing the CPG and Supplier Packaging Industry and authored their 2023 work product on "Journey  to a successful ESG program". 

Professional Engineer and Environmental Expert


VP of Marketing and Communications

Deb is a senior global marketing and public relations executive with extensive management experience with Fortune 500 companies. Over her career, she was responsible for elevating brands, transforming the customer experience, driving employee engagement, and growing market share of voice for B2B products in energy, high-tech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. She has a proven record in problem-solving, program delivery, and managing high performing teams in both corporate and virtual environments. 

Communication Expert

Associations & Certifications

Harvard Business School Online - Sustainable Business Strategy
Climate Disclosures Standard Board - Certificate of Completion
ASHRAE full membership 
California Go Green Project Developer 
Licensed Mechanical Engineer M26696

Strategic Design Developer

Paul Baker

 Paul has a keen understanding of packaging engineering and business development focused from concept to production. With a proven  history of success building engineering and innovation teams including launching household-name products for JM  Smucker & Mars and upcoming brands such Impossible Foods and Rodan + Fields. Core strengths include: ◊ Business Development ◊ Packaging Development ◊ Team Leadership ◊ Project Management ◊ Strategic Planning ◊ Performance Metrics ◊ Mechanical Engineering ◊ Business Partnering

Project and Packaging Management

Peter Jug

Peter offers extensive project management and packaging engineering experience with international food, high technology, aerospace and consumer products manufacturers. Led R & D initiatives to improved package quality, reduced packaging cost, and increased customer satisfaction. Sustainability champion that reduced landfill tonnage and recycle all packaging  waste. Managed multiple product launches from start to store shelf. Includes product distribution testing and validation.ribe the team member .

Sustainability Expertise

Ruchi Shah

Ruchi has 8+ years of corporate sustainability experience across the public and private sectors (Technology and Built Environment) in developing climate programs, setting science-based targets, leading ESG reporting, and implementing decarbonization and net-zero strategies. She led Climate Strategy at Iron Ox, an AI-based indoor farming startup and prior to that, she worked at AVEVA - a global industrial software solutions company. She has led successful collaborations with cross-functional stakeholders on integrating sustainability across business areas. 

Operations and Plant Design

Chris Santoriello

Chris specializes in applied engineering technology for packaging of frozen/refrigerated food products and high speed line operations.  He has a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry with strong information technology knowledge and skilled in Operations Management, Facility Management (FM), Continuous Improvement, Product Development, and Food Processing.


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