Brian Balukonis RaytheonBrian Balukonis works at the Raytheon Company, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business headquarters site in Tewksbury MA. Brian`s position is the Solid Waste Process Owner for the IDS business unit. Brian has worked at Raytheon for 30 years where he has been responsible for the development and implementation of many of Raytheon’s resource management programs. Many of these programs have helped Raytheon achieve National, State and Local recognition including EPA`s WasteWise Partner of Year and Gold Achievement for Recycling in Workplace and MassRecycle`s Large Business Recycling award. Brian is also Vice Chairman of the Littleton Sustainability Committee where he coordinated the towns first zero waste event in 2014. Brian speaks frequently at various conferences, organizations and schools about resource management, composting and zero waste. Recently he has focused on zero waste certification for multiple sites in Massachusetts. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelors degree in Biology from North Adams State College. Brian also is a certified Zero Waste Business Associate,Massachusetts wastewater treatment operator and New Hampshire hazardous waste coordinator.