Paul Tasner

Entrepreneur
TED Resident Paul Tasner is the co-founder and CEO of PulpWorks, Inc., designers and manufacturers of biodegradable packaging for consumer goods.

Why you should listen

PulpWorks, Inc. is the capstone in a 40-year career in supply chain management for Paul Tasner. He held leadership positions in procurement, manufacturing and logistics in ventures ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. Included among them are: The Clorox Company, California Closet Company, Method Products, Hepagen, OM2 and the Reclipse Group. 

In 2008, Tasner founded and continues to lead the San Francisco Bay Area Green Supply Chain Forum -- the first such assembly of supply chain executives anywhere. He has authored many papers and presentations on supply chain sustainability and currently lectures on this timely topic in the MBA Programs at San Francisco State University and Golden Gate University.

Tasner is an Industrial Engineering graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and holds a PhD in Mathematics from Boston University.  

Paul Tasner’s TED talk