David Catt, Plant Manager, Keihin Corporation
David Catt joined Keihin Corporation in 1992 in Greenfield, IN, working within the Quality Engineering and Management departments. In 1997, he transferred to Tarboro, NC to assist with the startup of Keihin Carolina System Technology. In 2004, Catt was named Plant Manager, and he decided to make KCST’s initiatives in improving sustainability a priority. The plant was recently recognized by Honda for its work in reducing the environmental impact of its factory operations; the company has made significant strides in its sustainability initiatives, including achieving a 68 percent reduction in energy use through more efficient lighting fixtures. It has also saved thousands of dollars per month by recycling, and supports the community with donations and more than 1,100 hours of associate volunteer time. In 2012, the company became one of a handful of North Carolina manufacturers to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status.