John Chalifoux, president and CEO of MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, was named a 2022 Notable Leader in Sustainability by Crain’s Detroit Business. The inaugural list features sustainability leaders who were selected based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, and effectiveness of their efforts.
Chalifoux was recognized for his role in increasing awareness of remanufacturing, the eco-friendly manufacturing process of returning goods to like new or better condition. Chalifoux’s nomination cited two specific accomplishments of which he is particularly proud: the creation of the Manufactured Again quality certification program for remanufacturers and successfully advocating for the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act.
“John’s passion for remanufacturing and commitment to making sure it is recognized as a critical driver in the circular economy are just two of the reasons he is so deserving of this recognition,” said Bill Long, president and CEO of MEMA. “Our organization, and the vehicle supplier industry, are fortunate to have John at the helm of MERA and as a valued member of the MEMA leadership team.”