Who We Are

Mike Kirschner

Mike Kirschner, founder and president of DCA, is a product sustainability, engineering, circular economy, health/environmental compliance and performance expert providing advice and knowledge to manufacturers in a variety of industries. Mike is process-focused, yet brings a great depth of technical understanding of how technology, product development, manufacturing and the supply chain work and interact that informs his insights, giving his clients the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.

Mike was a member of the California EPA Department of Toxic Substance Control's original Green Ribbon Science Panel, which advised on development of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. He served on the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® Advisory Board from 2014 through 2021 and was co-moderator of the ANSI Chemicals Network. Since 2016, Mike has also been a member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for IEC Technical Committee TC 111. TC111 focuses on environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems. Mike has participated in development and maintenance of EPEAT standards IEEE-1680.1, IEEE-1680.2, and IEEE-1680.3 (as well as the NSF-426 server standard activity to a very limited extent).

Mike authored one chapter and co-authored another in Wiley's "Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook" and was featured in Mark Schapiro's 2007 book "Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power".

Mike founded DCA in 2001, taking a brief hiatus to join ENVIRON in 2012. After ENVIRON was acquired by Ramboll he raised DCA from the ashes in mid-2015 and went back to independent consulting. Prior to founding DCA, Mike spent 20 years in engineering and engineering management roles in the semiconductor, aerospace and electronics industry at manufacturers including Hamilton Standard (now Collins Aerospace, part of Raytheon Technologies), Intel, Intergraph, Tandem Computers, and Compaq (now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise).

Mike is featured in the Summer 2014 alumni magazine of his alma mater, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

See Mike's LinkedIn profile for more details and information.

We Bring The Right Team

Every manufacturing client has similarities and differences, as does every project. No single human can possibly have appropriate expertise to provide the breadth and quality of service necessary for some projects. Therefore, we have relationships with experts in a broad range of fields. From individual consultants to huge international consulting firms, from electromagnetic compliance (EMC) and classical product safety to EHS for facilities and operations to product toxicology and alternatives assessment, we bring together a best-in-class team to address your challenges.