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Kevin Butt

Kevin  Butt
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KEVIN BUTT is the general manager/regional environmental director at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). He is responsible for the development of environmental programs, and for regulatory/legislative development, for all of Toyota's North American operations. Under his leadership, TEMA has accomplished a number of environmental kaizens (improvements), including a 27% reduction in energy consumption per vehicle produced since 2000; a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions per vehicle produced since 2000; a 26% reduction in water usage per vehicle produced since 1999; and a zero landfill status at nearly all of Toyota’s North American manufacturing and engineering locations. Since joining Toyota in 1992, Butt has served in a variety of roles, including overseeing the welding, stamping and paint operations in Body Production Engineering. Prior to his career with Toyota, he worked for AK Steel Company, where he was manager of environmental affairs. Butt serves on a number of boards, including those of the National Wildlife Habitat Council and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He is a member of the National Council of World Wildlife Fund. Through his leadership, Toyota is working with WWF to help preserve and sustain the Galápagos Islands. The partnership focuses on energy and waste management solutions for the animals and people of the islands. Butt earned a BS in environmental science from Georgetown College.