John D. Gagel is the senior manager of global corporate sustainability for Lexmark International, Inc. He is responsible for corporate management of all global sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy development as well as product safety compliance. Gagel has been with Lexmark for 19 years and has served in his current position since 2007. He is responsible for the development and release of Lexmark’s annual CSR report; and is the corporate senior manager for environmental, health and safety, responsible for Lexmark operations globally. In addition, he provides customer-focused sales and marketing support for all Lexmark sustainability initiatives worldwide, and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars about the importance of sustainability as a key business strategy. Gagel is the Lexmark representative to the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council Board of Governors and the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing. He has more than 26 years of experience in the sustainability, environmental, health and safety field. Prior to joining Lexmark, he served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in varied manufacturing settings on environmental, health and safety-related issues. Gagel is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia.