France Guertin holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in business administration and a Masters in Environmental Studies. She started her career in 1986 with Dow Chemical Canada where she worked in various technologies and manufacturing roles for twelve years in both the US and Canada. She then took a leave from Dow to travel around the world and work in the renewable energy sector for a non-profit organization, The Pembina Institute and Northern Power Systems in Vermont . Always looking for the perfect venue to create sustainable solutions, she recently completed a professional certificate in Biomimicry. Exploring the science of Biomimicry, she has realized that “Chemistry” is at the heart of creating a sustainable world and decided to join Dow again as Environmental Footprint Solutions Manager as part of the Global Environmental Technology Center. In this role, France serves as the technical lead for the Dow’s Nature Goal working with manufacturing sites and businesses to implement projects and tools that plan, manage and invest in smarter, more productive ways that fit seamlessly within Nature. She lives in Orchard Park, NY with her husband John, her two daughters, Charlotte and Rosalie, and their dog Zach. To stay positive in her views of the human world, France shares her passion of nature and science by volunteering in schools, libraries and museums where she integrates biomimicry, environmental sciences with the practice of yoga.

Favorite quote: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein


Join France, Amy, and Christine for the Idea Talk: Valuing Nature session on Thursday, November 12 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.