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Tolleson Gatorade Water Use Reduction

PepsiCo has publicly announced aggressive sustainability goals, one of which is to reduce its water use ratio in water-stressed areas.

The Tauber team will work with the Tolleson, AZ Gatorade plant to analyze and quantify water loss across different operating lines, develop new improvement opportunities, and pilot modifications within the plant.

This group will also work to standardize any best practice improvement findings to allow for implementations in other lines and sites across the company.

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Student Team:

Tom Kraeutler – Dual MBA & Master of Science in Environment & Sustainability
Jack Riley – EGL (BSE & MSE in Civil Engineering)

Project Sponsors:

Tim Carey – Vice President, Sustainability
Brian Boothe – Engineering Manager, Tolleson Gatorade
Andy Lempera – Director, Engineering Sustainability
Chris McKenna – Senior Principal Engineer, Sustainability
Jeff Rutkowski – Senior Plant Director, Tolleson Gatorade

Faculty Advisors:

Ekaterina Astashkina – Ross School of Business
Steven Skerlos – College of Engineering

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2021 PepsiCo Team
2021 PepsiCo Team
2021 PepsiCo Team