Head of Sustainability at Alltech
David Butler is head of sustainability at Alltech. In this role, he helps set the company’s sustainability commitments and goals. He also ensures that Alltech continually finds innovative ways to be more sustainable across the more than 120 countries in which it operates.
Butler previously worked in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection on the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. He has a climate change podcast called How to Stop Climate Change, and he founded a solar energy activism community called Solar Kentucky.
Butler received bachelor’s degrees in economics and environmental geoscience from the University of Kentucky. He also received a master’s degree in geochemistry from the University of Kentucky. His graduate research focused on bioremediation of chlorinated solvents in wetland soils.