John Gagel
Corporate Manager, Sustainability
Lexmark International

John D. Gagel is the corporate manager of sustainability for Lexmark International, Inc. He is responsible for corporate management of all global sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and strategy development.

Gagel has been with Lexmark for more than 16 years and has served in his current position since 2007.

He also serves as the chair of the Lexmark CSR cross-functional team; is responsible for the development and release of Lexmark’s annual CSR report; and is the corporate manager for environmental, health and safety, responsible for Lexmark operations globally. In addition, he provides customer-focused sales and marketing support for all Lexmark sustainability initiatives worldwide, and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars about the importance of sustainability as a key business strategy.

Gagel is the Lexmark representative to the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council Board of Governors and the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing.

He has more than 22 years of experience in the sustainability, environmental, health and safety field. Prior to joining Lexmark, he served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies in varied manufacturing settings on environmental, health and safety-related issues.

Gagel is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Fredonia.