Jim Burgess, Medline Director of Sustainability

Jim Burgess

Director of Sustainability

Jim leads all aspects of Medline’s sustainability efforts. He has 20 years of Medline experience starting off as an intern and then as a project engineer in the Dynacor division. He has led engineering, product development, and operations teams in his previous roles at Medline. Jim’s main expertise, and the bulk of his career, has been in plastics where he has led the implementation of many new capital projects. Throughout his career, he has been involved with sustainability as it relates to plastic in areas such as packaging reduction and efficiency, weight reduction, recyclability, and alternative material development. Jim has a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Topics of expertise:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sustainable packaging
  • Plastics (all aspects)
  • Recycling
  • Human centered design innovation