NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perf Go Green Holdings, Inc. (“Perf Go Green”) (OTCBB: PGOG, www.perfgogreen.com), a marketer and distributor of biodegradable plastics, announced today the addition of Charles A. Gargano, former Chairman of New York State’s Empire State Development (ESD), and former Vice Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to its board of directors. Gargano, who has more than 25 years of experience in environmental issues in both the public and private sectors, will also direct a B2B and B2G strategy for the conversion of business, government, and municipalities to a green plastics platform.
“Charlie has long championed environmental issues and we are honored to bring his insight and experience to the Perf Go Green board of directors as well as to our sales efforts,” said Chairman and CEO Tony Tracy. “His expertise in public infrastructure and private development will play a key role in the municipal and commercial conversion to Perf Go Green.”
Gargano served as Chairman of ESD and as Vice Chairman of the Port Authority from 1995 to 2007. In those roles, his efforts included mitigating the adverse environmental effects from development projects. From 1981-83, he served as the deputy administrator of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, where his policies included the improvement of mass transportation in an effort to minimize private auto usage, especially in highly congested urban areas across the U.S. A licensed professional engineer, Gargano is currently a partner at Greenview Realty Corporation, which specializes in luxury residences. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
“We all need to make a stronger effort to get involved in the environment and small changes to everyday issues can have a huge collective impact,” said Gargano. “Throughout my career, I have advocated environmentally conscious decisions, so I am thrilled to be a part of the movement and message Perf Go Green is bringing to businesses, governments and consumers.”
Gargano joins existing Perf Go Green board members including former Governor George Pataki; New York Times best selling author and green expert, David Bach; and Ben Tran, president, Spectrum Plastics.
Perf Go Green patented products are made of recycled plastics that are combined with an Oxo-Biodegradable proprietary application method to produce the film for the bags. When discarded in soil and exposed to the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen, Perf Go Green products biodegrade, decomposing into simple materials found in nature much faster than regular plastics, which can take hundreds of years to break down. Through this process and the use of recycled plastics, the company effectively removes plastic waste from the environment.
Founded in November 2007, Perf Go Green premiered at the March 2008 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago, where its products received an honor for their design quality and innovation. In addition to offering its products online, Perf Go Green is rolling out its first items in nationwide chain stores later this year.
About Perf Go Green
Perf Go Green, Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: PGOG), www.perfgogreen.com, is a New York-based biodegradable plastics company. The corporate name reflects the “Go Green” mission from inception to create a Green company for the development of eco-friendly, non-toxic, food contact compliant, biodegradable plastic products as a practical and viable solution to eliminating plastic waste from the world environment.
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