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New AFS Senior Director of EHS Brings Expertise in OSHA and EPA Regulations

August 6, 2017

The American Foundry Society (AFS) has hired Juliette Garesche as Senior Director of EHS. Garesche comes to AFS from Kemper Valve & Fittings, which was purchased by Caterpillar, in Island Lake, Illinois. Garesche started her new position with AFS on Aug. 14.

“In interviewing her, (we) were impressed that she has broad and deep experience in working with OSHA, EPA, regulations, settlement negotiations, and interpretive letters,” said Doug Kurkul, the CEO of AFS. “She has experience both as a regulator and as part of a regulated entity, and she deeply understands the hurdles for metalcasters that are posed by complex regulations. She has coordinated industrial hygiene studies, specifically for airborne contaminants, and has a customer-service orientation that should serve her well in advancing the EHS goals of AFS.”
Garesche has a Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology. Her work experience includes nearly five years with Kemper Valve & Fittings, six years with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, four years with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and seven years with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Chicago.
At AFS, Garesche will convey technical information and AFS policy positions on EHS issues to the industry, congress and regulators. She will serve as a technical resource to AFS members and the metalcasting industry on EHS-related issues.
The American Foundry Society is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1896. With its headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, AFS provides members and consumers with information and services to promote and strengthen the $30.3 billion metalcasting industry.