Friday, June 5, 2009

Stanley Cherkasky of Change Management Consulting Elected to ECCB Board of Directors to Help Protect the Environment from Hazardous Substances

Change Management Consulting, Inc. (CMC), a privately-owned international management consulting and training firm, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Stanley Cherkasky, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Electronic Components Certification Board (ECCB).

Many countries now have legislation to restrict the use of hazardous substances embedded in electronic components and equipment that eventually pollute landfills. The consequences of exposure to lead, mercury and other hazardous substances built into many of today's products are deadly. An International Electrotechnical Commission Quality Assessment System (IECQ) Certificate provides assurance that a company's production processes and electronic components represent the highest standards of quality and hazardous substance-free characteristics.

"The election of Stanley Cherkasky to the Electronic Components Certification Board demonstrates our commitment to bring in exceptionally talented people," said Harvey Berman, Vice Chairman Liaison of the ECCB. "Stan brings a wealth of business experience to our Board, and we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to fulfill our vision of excellence."

The ECCB is the US management arm of the IECQ. Its mission is to provide national and international value-added certified recognition for organizations involved with electronic components and related products and processes. The IECQ has been operating since 1982.

Stanley Cherkasky has more than 35 years of diversified business and consulting experience in both the private and public sectors in the United States and abroad. Stan specializes in working closely with managers to achieve breakthrough financial, organizational, and operating improvement. As an innovative change agent, he helps clients transform from traditional structures to nimbler "sense and respond" agile organizations.

Founder of CMC, Stan positioned it to become a global leader in the design and implementation of customized change management and continual improvement processes. He is the principal architect of the Performance Improvement Breakthrough methodology and the Six Sigma Lean Advantage, two innovative and proven strategies that accelerate ROI and net income improvement, build customer loyalty, and create world-class recognition.

"I have always had a deep interest in environmental issues," states Cherkasky. "CMC helps many diversified clients implement environmental management systems leading to ISO 14001 and RC14001 certification. Being elected to the ECCB Board of Directors is an honor. It allows me to become more active, on a global level, to ensure that green manufacturing is taken seriously. The electronic waste stream is growing at an alarming rate. It contaminates our landfills and results in serious health problems."

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