Gary M. Scoggin, P.E.

Registered Professional Engineer / Certified Sustainability Practitioner

Sustainability and Environmental Management Consultant

I’m a sustainability, environmental and safety professional with over forty years of experience in the energy, petrochemical, and other manufacturing industries. My specialty is helping people solve complex sustainability and environmental business problems. I’m also a registered professional engineer in Texas and a Certified Sustainability Practitioner.

I’ve dealt with issues at all levels of an organization: From sorting out things in operating plants to writing briefs to the Board of Directors of one of the largest companies in the world. I’ve worked on issues with… 

  • corporate management at all levels
  • operators and craftsmen in the field, 
  • industry peers in local, national and global trade organizations
  • citizens and activists in the community, 
  • state and federal regulators, 
  • Members of Congress and their staffs
  • the Press. 

I have on the ground experience in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Development of an Environmental, Social, Governance Strategy

Demonstrated good performance in the realm of environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues is quickly becoming a “needed to play” competency for firms of all sizes. While this is especially true for public-facing companies, this is also true of firms that do not sell directly to the public. Customer-facing companies large and small are increasingly looking … Continue reading Development of an Environmental, Social, Governance Strategy

COVID-19: Lessons from the Challenger Disaster

(This was originally posted on LinkenIn on March 25, 2020.) As the ill-fated launch for the Space Shuttle Challenger approached, design engineers from Thiokol recommended postponing the launch due to the effects of the cold weather on the O-rings which acted to isolate hot gases from the rest of the craft.  Under intense schedule pressure from NASA, … Continue reading COVID-19: Lessons from the Challenger Disaster


This is my initial post as I set up my new website. I hope to use this forum to discuss the things I run across in the business world, especially as they intersect with Sustainability and ESG issues. I appreciate any and all feedback and the opportunity to discuss the things I post about.