Session Three (Sustainability): Phil Villers

Phil, hallway wall, smilingPhilippe Villers is the President of GrainPro, a ‘not-only-for-profit’ company making Ultra Hermetic™ sealed, organic grain-storage and solar drying systems to dramatically reduce grain losses in developing countries without the use of pesticides.

Prior to GrainPro, he has been the founder of several companies, including: Cognition Inc. (1985-88), Automatix Inc. (1980-86), and Computervision Inc. (1969-1980). Other companies Philippe has worked with include: Concord Control Inc, Link Division of Singer, Perkin Elmer, Barnes Engineering, and General Electric.

In 1981, Mr. Villers and his wife, Katherine S. Villers, founded and funded Families USA Foundation, where he currently serves as President. The Foundation’s major focus is on achieving universal access to high quality, affordable health and long term care for all Americans. He has also been on human rights missions to Cuba, El Salvador, México, Soviet Union, and Bosnia.

Philippe holds membership in the ACLU President’s Committee and the Concord Democratic Town Committee. He currently serves on the Boards of: Families USA, United Villages, Tufts University, Institute for Global Leadership, and GrainPro. He holds an AB (with honors) from Harvard, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T., and a Doctorate of Humane Letters (hon.) from the University of Lowell.


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