Agency veteran Tom Land, who has led the EPA’s supermarket refrigeration program GreenChill since 2013, has announced his retirement today at FMI Energy.
Tom Land (left) of the EPA's GreenChill program with Wayne Rosa of Food Lion
Tom Land, manager of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s GreenChill Partnership and a 27-year employee at the agency, announced today at the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Energy and Store Development Conference to that he is stepping down from his post and retiring from the EPA at the end of September.
Land, 60, made the surprise announcement after handing out GreenChill awards to supermarket companies at a breakfast ceremony earlier today (10 September). A full room of attendees gave him a standing ovation.
Kirsten Cappel will replace Land as program manager. Gerald Wozniak will serve as technical advisor.
Launched in 2007, the GreenChill program has helped U.S. food retailers reduce refrigerant leaks and charge while enabling many to adopt natural refrigeration systems. Land replaced founding GreenChill manager Keilly Witman in 2013.
“I have loved working with this industry and watching you guys do great things for the environment and great things for your companies,” Land said. “I will miss it.”
“I have loved working with this industry and watching you guys do great things for the environment and great things for your companies. I will miss it.” - Tom Land