Perspectives on greener product development and manufacturing from Sustainable Minds, our partners, customers and contributors.

Grant Kristofek

Kristofek Consulting Group

Grant Kristofek (MIT, BSME 2002 / MSME 2005) is an MIT-trained mechanical engineer who has worked with a wide range of clients including American Express, SUN Microsystems, Sprint, Symmons, and others to help them understand how sustainable thinking can make them innovators in their industries.

Grant is on the development team for, an open source tool to help producers, business owners and consumers understand the impact of supply chains. He writes for the Energy Grid, a Shell-sponsored Science Blogs forum, and he serves on the advisory board to, an online sustainable materials guide and design community. Grant was a panelist on the “Materials and Life Cycle” panel at the first annual Greener Gadgets conference held in NYC in February 2008 and spoke about the consumer perspective on sustainability at The Green Event held in NYC in September 2008.