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NCMA and NASPO Develop Contract Management Organizational Capability Program to Maintain Public Trust

National Contract Management Association

The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) have created a unique, collaborative program designed to improve the competence and capabilities of state public procurement workforce. This program, already in pilot phase, brings together two organizations dedicated to supporting contract and procurement professionals. The Contract Management Organizational Capability (CMOC) program explores the Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) and the Contract Management Body of Knowledge® (CMBOK®) through the flow of the CMBOK Competency System. The CMOC is comprised of the following content: Foundational Knowledge: The competencies of NCMA’s CMBOK® will serve as the foundation for the program. Added Value Knowledge: The content of NASPO’s “ State & Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide ” will provide best practices in Public Procurement and establish a link from the CMBOK competencies to State procurement rules and regulations. Targeted Knowledge: The State’s procurement rules and regulations will be discussed with emphasis on areas deemed important by the State. “Leading contract management practice is a direct result of one’s ability to apply leadership, management, and technical competencies as a single, integrated process,” said Kraig Conrad, NCMA CEO. “The launch of the CMOC program instructs the interactive relationships of the CMS and CMBOK domains, competencies, and job tasks, which are independently and jointly performed by buyers and sellers.” Beginning in February, NASPO ran a pilot of the CMOC program with the Washington, D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement. Through eight weeks of an instructor-led course, paired with online materials, discussion board interaction, assessments, and a final exam, students were eligible to receive 45 CPEs and a certificate of completion. Of the 22 students enrolled in the D.C. pilot program, 100% passed the final exam with an average score of 84% (with a minimum passing score of 70%). “The CMOC program offers a new option for state procurement offices seeking to establish training programs for contract management staff,” said Lindle Hatton, NASPO CEO. “We are proud to be a part of the CMOC creation, and we are excited to continue the rollout to the state procurement offices that NASPO represents. Participants that have completed the CMOC program can be proud of their accomplishments.” George Schutter, Chief Procurement Officer for the Washington, D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement added, “The District of Columbia Government Office of Contracting and Procurement was honored to serve as the pilot site for the CMOC program. Maintaining public trust is one of our top priorities, and the elements of the certificate program speak directly to that by focusing on recognized standards of competent service. Including District-specific regulations in our course means that our contracting and procurement staff receive customized training that meets their obligations to District citizens.” For more information about the Contract Management Organizational Capability (CMOC) program, reach out to NCMA. The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. NASPO was established in 1947 and is dedicated to advancing Public Procurement through leadership, excellence, and integrity. It is made up of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the United States. NASPO is an organization that helps its members achieve success as Public Procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research, and innovative procurement strategies. Contact Details NCMA Jennifer Knowlton +1 571-382-1127 jennifer.knowlton@ncmahq.org NASPO Kelly McKown King +1 859-514-9159 KMKing@naspo.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

June 20, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Spokane Natives Christy and Scott Johnson Buy 32-Year Business Plese Printing and Marketing, Rebrand as Minuteman Press – Spokane

Minuteman Press International Inc

Plese Printing & Marketing, which has been in business for 32 years and is independently owned by Kim Plese, has been sold to Spokane natives Christy and Scott Johnson. Christy and Scott have rebranded the business as Minuteman Press – Spokane and are operating out of the same location at 4201 E. Trent Ave. On the sale of her business, Kim Plese says, “I had no intention of selling my business as we were growing rapidly after the pandemic. Suddenly, my longtime production manager of 12 years had passed away and I was devastated. He was only 36 years-old at the time of his passing. When Minuteman Press Regional Vice President Chris Jutt contacted me, it happened to be two months later and I decided it was time to think about selling. I took his call seriously and we moved forward from there.” She continues, “My business was my ‘baby’ and it’s an emotional process to sell. Minuteman Press and Chris Jutt’s patience and understanding were enormous in guiding me during this time.” “Minuteman Press had qualified buyers (and Spokane natives) Christy and Scott Johnson ready to purchase a company like mine. I was able to transition out of the business with ease and there was little I had to do in regard to training. I am so grateful to Chris Jutt and Minuteman Press for making this happen for me. I am now able to transition to the next chapter of my career.” -Kim Plese, former owner, Plese Printing & Marketing (now Minuteman Press – Spokane) Spokane Natives Return Home to Realize Their Dream For Christy and Scott Johnson, buying a business in Spokane enables them to return to their hometown and be near family and friends. Christy says, “ We enjoy getting to know our customers many of whom are also small business owners. It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to support our customers and the many causes and entities that they represent. Scott is originally from Spokane and I grew up in Cusick. Buying this business has allowed us to move back to Spokane, which has been fantastic.” They chose to buy Plese Printing & Marketing and join the Minuteman Press franchise network so that they could hit the ground running with established business while also being fully supported and trained in the industry. Scott says, “We loved meeting with Kim Plese and learning how she built her business over the past 32 years. Minuteman Press has a program that connected us with Kim and helped us transition into ownership of the business. It’s a dream come true to buy this business and also receive training and support along the way.” Before buying the business, Scott worked as a Mechanical Engineer and Christy worked as an Accountant. Scott says, “I spent 24 years as a mechanical engineer working in semiconductor quality and reliability and building technical teams around the globe. Christy is an accountant and started in corporate America. Over the last decade, she has been working for small businesses filling many roles in Finance, HR, and Operations Management. She has broad experience working in and with small businesses.” He continues, "Several of my family members have owned successful businesses in Spokane so it seemed natural to take this step." “We are so excited to serve our customers in Spokane and the surrounding areas with the products and services they need to market, grow and operate their businesses. Our services include: Every Door Direct Mail, Variable Mail Service, Banners, Yard Signs, Business Cards, Product Labels, Rack Cards, Tri-Fold Brochures, Personalized Letterhead, Envelopes, 2 part & 3 part customized carbonless forms, Custom made to order spiral bound books, Self-Covering Booklets, and Promotional Products. We also offer solutions for branding your physical office space, such as customized wall wraps, window graphics, and Indoor and Outdoor Signage. We intend to add vehicle wraps in the future. The business we purchased already has the equipment, employees, and capability to do this work. Bring us your wish list and together we will make it happen!” -Scott Johnson, co-owner, Minuteman Press – Spokane When asked what he loves most about owning a business vs. having a job, Scott answers, “We love that we set our own schedule and that the time and the hard work we put in is for our own benefit. We have our own vision how we want to run our business as well as the internal workplace culture we like, and owning our own business allows us to make it what we want.” Reflections on the Purchase and Sale of the Business With the sale of Plese Printing & Marketing complete, Scott Johnson and Kim Plese reflect on their experiences as buyers and sellers, respectively. Scott Johnson says, “We had tried to purchase other small businesses in the past, but it’s daunting to evaluate and try to find a good fit. With Minuteman Press, there was someone available to help with the process, give advice, and answer questions. I would suggest doing a lot of research to find a good fit with your goals and expectations. The education process took many years for Christy and I and to find a good fit, and we found it with Minuteman Press – Spokane.” Kim Plese concludes: “ As the Owner/President of Plese Printing and Marketing in Spokane, Washington for over 32 years, I can say without hesitation that my experience with Minuteman Press and Chris Jutt, Regional Vice President PNW, has been amazing to say the least. I would highly recommend Minuteman Press to anyone who might be considering selling their independent printing business. The family-owned Minuteman Press business enterprise has 45 years of success in the printing industry. I was able to sell my business for a fair market price knowing that all my years of hard work was going into good hands. My entire staff stayed on after the sale and my customers are satisfied knowing that they have the great service and quality products they've known for years. I was able to transition out of the business with ease and now I am able to pursue a career in politics and run for an important seat as a County Commissioner for Spokane! I am so grateful to Chris Jutt for making this happen for me. It's been a complete pleasure from beginning to end.” Minuteman Press – Spokane (formerly Plese Printing & Marketing) is located at 4201 E. Trent Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. For more information, call Christy and Scott Johnson at 509-534-2355 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/wa/spokane/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. To find out how to sell your printing business through Minuteman Press International, visit https://bit.ly/minutemanpressconversions Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

June 20, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Upgrading the Decaying US Energy Grid with Renewables. Interview with Jim O’Neil Vice Chairman and CEO, Orbital Energy Group, Inc.

Orbital Energy Group, Inc.

Contact Details Orbital Energy Group Investor Relations +1 832-467-1420 investors@orbitalenergygroup.com TraDigital IR Kevin McGrath +1 646-418-7002 kevin@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://www.orbitalenergygroup.com

June 17, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SensorView Participating in International Microwave Symposium

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SensorView, a provider of creative and competitive solutions for the next generation of 5G, announced its participation at the 2022 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IME) in Denver, Colorado June 21-23, 2022. At the event, SensorView will be showcasing its cutting-edge 5G solutions as it continues its entry into the United States marketplace. Founded in South Korea, SensorView, a top 5g company, is increasing its presence in the United States’ commercial, defense, and aerospace markets. SensorView’s portfolio of products includes cables, connectors, antennas, and testing devices. Among the products SensorView will display at IME includes its advanced in-building transparent 5G antenna. “We are excited to participate in IME this year. Industry leaders are always impressed when they experience our transparent antenna. With its transparency, low latency and high gain, our product is revolutionizing antenna design,” said Sabahattin (Sebi) Karakus, SensorView’s North American Sales Director. “Our transparent antennas can be integrated into any signage, such as exit or restroom signs, and uses almost 60% less non-recyclable material than traditional antennas.” SensorView’s strong management team, patented technology, and vertically integrated operations create competitively priced products that are lower weight with greater flexibility, low latency, low loss, and feature superior EMI shielding. Jaeseon Kim, Global Sales Director at SensorView, added, “At SensorView, we design products with thoughtful integration into a client’s systems. Our high quality and advanced technology allow us to support key industry leaders and partners like Samsung and Qualcomm.” SensorView’s strong management team, patented technology, and vertically integrated operations create competitively priced products that are lower weight, with greater flexibility, low latency, low loss, and EMI shielding. Gary Sumihiro, founder of Sumihiro Investments and its affiliate MPG Ventures and the Honorable Betsy Markey, advises SensorView on its US strategies. ### About SensorView SensorView Korea was established in 2015 and operates in the verticals of cables, antennas, connectors, testing devices, and materials, all critical components in the 5g commercial, defense, and aerospace industries. In 2019, the Korean Ministry recognized SensorView as one of the country’s most innovative 5G companies. SensorView US launched in 2020 to focus on the North American markets. Please visit http://www.sensor-view.com/. For more information or to schedule an interview with a SensorView spokesperson, contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or media@sensor-view.com Contact Details SensorView Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 media@sensor-view.com

June 16, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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DwaparPromoters, India’s Leading Marketing Agency Launches its Branch in the U.S.

DwaparPromoters

DwaparPromoters.com is a marketing agency that has been successfully working on the Indian market for years and has helped hundreds of clients reach their marketing goals, both offline and online. The Mumbai-based company, which encompasses a robust presence in India, has recently entered the U.S. market and opened its office in Seattle, Washington. DwaparPromoters offers integrated marketing services including brand communication, reputation management, content marketing, digital advertising, public relations, SEO, social media marketing, media buying, performance marketing, data analytics, and much more. Due to the high demand in the Indian market, business expansion was necessary. The agency, which has created some eminent communication campaigns for their premiere clients and helped many businesses to scale up their profits, hopes to engage with more brands in the coming year. The goals of DwaparPromoters are to merge the line between communication, marketing, and technology and to make the workflow easier and better in every way. DwaparPromoters has never failed to promote original ideas and has always encouraged the creativity of the team members, which makes it even more rewarding for everyone involved. The company has always believed in providing the best products and services to its customers and continues to pursue that goal with a new office in Seattle. Contact Details DwaparPromoters Alexander Meyer +1 877-653-2468 alexander@dwaparpromoters.com Company Website https://dwaparpromoters.com/

June 16, 2022 01:00 AM Mountain Daylight Time

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Shareholder to GM: Disclose Child Slave Labor in Your EV Supply Chain

National Legal & Policy Center

Today, Paul Chesser, Director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s (NLPC) Corporate Integrity Project, presented remarks at General Motors Company’s annual meeting to support a shareholder resolution the ethics group filed with the company. The proposal would have required the report to shareholders the degree to which its business – which has become heavily dependent on rare earth metals mining for its electric vehicle production – is dependent on child slave labor. The full text of Chesser’s remarks are below: I’m Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for National Legal and Policy Center. I, and my organization, have questioned the wisdom of General Motors’ aggressive pursuit of electric vehicles since the early 2010s, when Chevrolet introduced the nonviable, electric Volt. Even with the benefit of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, Chevy could not make the Volt popular. Now there is renewed fanaticism for electric vehicles from corporate management, the corporate media, and the failed Biden administration. But EVs are no more viable now than they were ten years ago, despite the appearance. The only reason they have incrementally gained any popularity is because of the Biden administration’s attacks on the oil and gas industry. Any product can gain popularity when the government inflicts blow after blow against its primary competition. As a viral video from ten years ago stated, “If I wanted America to fail…I’d make cheap energy expensive, so that expensive energy would seem cheap.” Government is also making this happen by delivering millions of dollars in subsidies for EV charging infrastructure and battery manufacturing, among other market distortions. Americans are furious with this policy, especially every time they refill at the gas pump. Whether you acknowledge it or not, GM is complicit in this disastrous policy that this unpopular administration dismisses as an energy “transition.” You know, the way they dismissed our current inflation woes as “transitory” just a few months ago? Just as the administration and the Fed missed the obvious telltale signs of a longer-term problem, so also is GM’s leadership missing the big picture on EVs, in exchange for a short-term benefit, which will come at the expense of shareholders. Almost certainly you will see a very different-looking, less EV-friendly Congress come November. In fact, you will likely see great hostility towards this so-called energy “transition.” GM may get away with some minimal benefit now, but what you may gain in short-term market share, your propaganda will lose long-term. For example, regarding our shareholder resolution, GM loses the moral high ground on EVs because their components are heavily dependent on metals mined in Third-World countries, many of which are owned or controlled by the communist Chinese, who are among the worst abusers of human rights. Our resolution seeks transparency about GM’s supply chain for eliminating the possibility that child labor is used in mining these metals that are needed for EVs. GM’s response in the proxy is less-than-assuring, by citing things like “codes of conduct,” “statements,” “policies,” and “standards” that suppliers are allegedly required to sign on to. Sorry, but hiding behind bureaucratic jargon is no substitute for first-hand scrutiny and accountability about your supply chain. We urge shareholders to vote for GM to produce more meaningful and transparent information about how its vulnerable supply chain operates. END REMARKS “General Motors, in its aggressive pursuit to mass produce electric vehicles in order to surpass Tesla, has both a human rights problem and a China problem,” Chesser explained. “The company hides behind platitudes and claims that its suppliers must sign ‘promises’ to not use child slave labor in its metals mining, but those are no substitute for direct scrutiny and verification. GM must be more transparent about its supply chain vulnerabilities if it is going to pursue this economically questionable product line.” NLPC has filed more than two dozen shareholder resolutions this proxy season, and appeared at the annual meetings of Berkshire Hathaway, Disney, Coca-Cola, Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and many others. ### Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Dan Rene +1 202-329-8357 drene@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

June 13, 2022 03:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Dan Varroney at the 2022 Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference

1BusinessWorld

Author of the groundbreaking new book, Reimagining Industry Growth, and founder of strategic consulting firm Potomac Core, thought leader, speaker, advisor and strategist, Daniel A. Varroney shared a compelling keynote presentation on the opening day of the 2022 Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference on Partnership Strategies. In his Leading Entrepreneurs of the World session, Dan Varroney recommended concrete actions that help industries develop Pre-Competitive Solutions which over time lead to accretive growth. He shared a blueprint to harnessing the power of leading industry associations as strategic partners. By utilizing those partnerships, business leaders will become able to leverage the collective strength of the supply chain to overcome challenges, address uncertainty, mitigate risks, and position their industries for growth. In an era of chronic uncertainty, the most successful partnerships embrace a rising tide that lifts all boats strategy. Dan Varroney’s book, Reimagining Industry Growth, is now available for order at major online retailers ( Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, and Wiley.) All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About Potomac Core A strategic consultancy that applies research driven strategies to reimagine new growth pathways for Industries and Professions. Founded in 2012 in Arlington, Virginia, we help transform organizations into the important role of real time business solution providers. Potomac Core About Leading Entrepreneurs of the World As part of 1BusinessWorld, Leading Entrepreneurs of the World is one of the largest and most comprehensive entrepreneurial platforms and events in the world and features entrepreneurs, founders and business leaders presenting on cutting-edge topics and the latest industry developments. Leading Entrepreneurs of the World About 1BusinessWorld 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

June 09, 2022 04:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shareholder Confronts Salesforce CEO’s, Directors’ Hypocrisy

National Legal & Policy Center

Today, Paul Chesser, Director of the National Legal and Policy Center’s (NLPC) Corporate Integrity Project, presented remarks at Salesforce Inc.’s annual meeting to support a shareholder resolution the ethics group filed with the company. The proposal would have required the board to implement a policy to require the chair of the board of directors to be an independent member. Currently Marc Benioff holds the roles of both Chairman and co-CEO. The full text of Chesser’s remarks are below: I’m Paul Chesser, director of the Corporate Integrity Project for National Legal and Policy Center. Salesforce’s Chairman and CEO roles should be separated for good governance practice, but also in order to rein in the unaccountable Marc Benioff, who uses the company as his own personal political advocacy tool, and has for many years. There is ZERO evidence that anyone tries to rein him in. All indicators are that this board of directors is a facade – all for show, with no meaningful accountability for Mr. Benioff. There is seemingly no progressive cause that he isn’t willing to throw his considerable corporate weight behind, without consequence to him. I’m sure if he had to answer to a board that cared at all about the company’s reputation, instead of rubber-stamping Mr. Benioff’s political views, he wouldn’t be so bold. He has famously meddled in religious conscious and personal liberty issues in states like Indiana, North Carolina, and Georgia. He issues economic threats when he does so. He has vocally opposed pro-life laws in Georgia and Texas. He is strident and arrogant with his advocacy. He has zero respect for religious liberty or the U.S. constitution – showing utter disdain for the First, Second and Tenth Amendments, among other American governing principles. Then there’s his personal integrity, or lack thereof. Of course, Mr. Benioff’s signature issue is climate change. Yet he perpetuates the fraud that Salesforce, whose big service is cloud computing on massive, power-eating server farms, is at “100-percent renewable energy” in its operations. If that was true, instead of the accounting and carbon indulgence shell game that it actually is, then Salesforce would be bankrupt. Then there’s Mr. Benioff’s hypocrisy. He thinks planting thousands of trees in China helps offset Salesforce’s greenhouse gas sins, but says nothing about that communist government’s ongoing build-out of coal-fired power plants. And of course, like every other cowardly Big-Tech CEO, he says nothing about China’s genocide and human rights abuses. Back home in the U.S., while he advocates for the little people to curtail their fossil fuel use as they pay $6 dollars a gallon for gasoline, he travels in his own personal jet, for which Salesforce reimbursed him $834,000 dollars during the past year for alleged “business use.” Did that include the Davos trip, Mr. Benioff? The company also covered for the cost of his personal security to the tune of more than $1.4 million dollars this past year. Certainly this amount of security includes arming your protection with semiautomatic weapons. Yet Mr. Benioff banned companies that sell such guns from using Salesforce products. He also wants a ban on the popular defense weapon, the AR-15, which is among the country’s best-sellers for law-abiding citizens who look to protect themselves and their families. Again, Salesforce takes care of the hypocrite Benioff, while the little people must fend for themselves. END REMARKS “While he has serious competition, there is perhaps no one who uses his Big Tech company more to advance his personal progressive political agenda than Marc Benioff,” Chesser explains. “Unfortunately he has gotten away with it for years, due to cowardly responses from state politicians who feared big businesses’ threats to ‘boycott’ or leave their states. However, that trend is changing, as Gov. DeSantis has shown in Florida in response to Disney’s political activism.” NLPC has filed more than two dozen shareholder resolutions this proxy season, and appeared at the annual meetings of Berkshire Hathaway, Disney, Coca-Cola, Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and many others. ### Please visit http://www.nlpc.org. Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education, and legal action. Contact Details National Legal and Policy Center Paul Chesser +1 703-237-1970 pchesser@nlpc.org Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

June 09, 2022 12:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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LIXIL Establishes LIXIL Public Partners as First Public Sector Engagement Platform to Strengthen Collaboration on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

LIXIL

LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today announced the establishment of LIXIL Public Partners (LPP), the company’s first dedicated public sector engagement platform. LPP will explore synergies and expanded collaboration with the public sector for the delivery of innovative household solutions in water, sanitation, and hygiene. These efforts will build on existing initiatives such as LIXIL’s SATO brand of safe, affordable sanitation and hygiene solutions, and work to tackle America’s sanitation challenges. Erin McCusker, Leader of SATO, has been appointed as Senior Vice President, with concurrent responsibilities to lead the newly founded LPP unit. McCusker will be responsible for developing business strategies and operating models designed to serve the mutual interests of global partners and LIXIL by introducing innovative products and solutions for improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene globally. Among governments and geographies across the world, there has been an enhanced focus on social and environmental challenges, including a mandate to provide solutions and resources for issues in water, sanitation, and hygiene. Recognizing the importance and immense opportunity of jointly tackling these challenges, LPP will leverage and maximize the synergies of LIXIL’s technologies and team of experts to provide innovative solutions. In line with LIXIL’s Global Sanitation and Hygiene Corporate Responsibility commitment to improve access to sanitation and hygiene for 100 million users by 2025, LIXIL will strengthen business-to-government channels and operational models for public, private, and community stakeholders. ”With our global presence, expertise in delivering consumer-centric solutions, and experience in developing long-lasting partnerships with development agencies and others, we are uniquely positioned to be the preferred partner to the public sector in household water, sanitation, and hygiene,” said McCusker. “Globally, acceleration is needed to achieve targets set by SDG 6, and commitments such as the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security towards sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. These goals will only be reached by doing things differently, and driving toward more effective collaboration between the public and private sector.” McCusker joined LIXIL in 2018, bringing her extensive strategy and public-private partnership expertise. She will concurrently continue her role leading SATO, a social business, sanitation, and hygiene solution provider for underserved communities that has improved access to toilets and hand washing for an estimated 35 million users in over 44 countries.¹ Under McCusker’s leadership, SATO has shipped over 1 million units for three consecutive years. Most recently, she led strategic engagement with USAID, resulting in LIXIL being awarded approximately $10 million to establish the new Partnership for Better Living. ¹Source: Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene 2000-2020: Five years into the SDGs. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2021 ( https://washdata.org/ ) LIXIL (TSE Code: 5938) makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology, and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; through meaningful design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, and responsible business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry-leading brands, including INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and TOSTEM. Approximately 55,000 colleagues operating in more than 150 countries are proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day. Contact Details Carly Sylvester lixil@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.lixil.com/

June 09, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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