Ms. Hoots has worked as an engineer supporting new product manufacturing, distribution and repair processes for over 15 years. The last ten years of her career she has worked in HP's Americas Environmental Compliance organization. In this organization, she has been involved with understanding the recyclability of HP products and the affect new regulations have on product design. She currently helps ensure HP products meet or exceed environmental regulation requirements and works with legislators and industry associations so that they understand the impact environmental regulations can have on the environment.
Additionally, Ms. Hoots has been certified in production and inventory management with APICS, the Association of Operations Management since 1990. She teaches Supply Chain management classes for APICS and is currently the VP of Education for the local APICS Sacramento chapter.
Ms. Hoots resides in Roseville, California with her husband, her three kids, and her animals on a Christmas tree farm. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside with her kids and tending to her Christmas trees.
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