Ei Founding & Past Chair

An accomplished international business executive, Scott O. Seydel, Chief Executive Officer of The Seydel Companies, built successful enterprises committed to economic and environmental sustainability. Over the years The Seydel Companies earned national and international recognition for their recycling and resource conservations from many textile and plastic associations, including The Society of Plastic Engineers, the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the International Council. The Company was the first national winner of the EPA’s Climate Change Champion Award and for four years was selected the top EPA WasteWise small business in the nation.

Scott devotes tremendous time to national and international organizations with environmental missions where he uses his excellent business skills to develop long-term strategic plans filled with current projects. As past Global Green Chairman, the U.S. National Chapter of former Soviet President Gorbachev’s Green Cross International, Scott used his national and global influence to direct action impacting climate change initiatives. Scott serves as Chairman Emeritus for the GreenBlue Institute, Board Vice Chairman for the Container Recycling Institute, and Board Director for Green Cross International. Additionally, Scott founded the Recyclable Transfer Packaging Coalition and the Manhattan Project and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of ATLANTA RECYCLES.

When not traveling the world with his many initiatives, Scott enjoys living in Manhattan and spending time with family in his hometown, Atlanta.