Brian Balukonis retired from Raytheon Company in 2018 after a 32+ year career where he worked as the Solid Waste Process Owner for the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business segment in Tewksbury, MA. As the Zero Waste Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Raytheon, he focused on Zero Waste planning and helped develop a unique resource management program which lead to six MA sites achieving Zero Waste certification (one Platinum and five Gold). He also contributed to the establishment of the Enterprise 5-year sustainability goals that focused on Zero Waste and was their core environmental regulatory compliance specialist. Since 2017, he is a member of Green Building Certification Inc. (GBCI) advisory council for the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) Zero Waste certification program.
Brian is a founding member of the Town of Littleton Sustainability Committee which was established in 2013. He introduced the concept of Zero Waste to the town by establishing the Towns first Zero Waste event in 2014. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from North Adams State College. He is now doing independent Zero Waste consulting.