Global experience. Oregon connection.
Hutani is a global enterprise based in Portland, Oregon, which again tops the U.S. green city rankings. For more than a decade, Portland has worked to develop a unique blend of government, non-profit and private sector collaboration on sustainability issues that have fostered an environment of innovation. The city is home to a large and growing group of companies offering products and services to address environmental problems, and the state of Oregon has identified sustainability as a strategic advantage and key to economic growth.
Our principals combine broad international business experience with access to the Portland sustainability network. We have extensive experience driving environmental and operational initiatives with global brands including PACCESS, Hartmann&Forbes, Gray & Company, Micro-Pak, Johnson & Johnson, HighGear and Tropical Salvage.
Our Management Team
Jon Blumenauer specializes in helping companies devise, implement and communicate environmental strategies that improve long-term competitiveness. In addition, he has over a decade of international operations experience with major global brands, providing a deep understanding of complex supply chains. With international postings in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Belgium, as well as work experience in other countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Jon is adept at understanding, embracing, and effectively navigating cultural differences.
The founder of Hutani Sustainability Strategies, Jon has worked previously with Nike, G4S International and the Rimba Group, an Indonesian apparel, footwear and equipment manufacturer.
Jon graduated from Pomona College in Los Angeles, with an MBA and Masters in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Michigan. He has served on the board of directors of the Northwest Earth Institute, NWEI's EcoChallenge Task Force, and the advisory board of the Portland State University Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability.
Steve Fenker has over 15 years of experience with Nike, Under Armour, Hanna Andersson and Columbia Sportswear directing international supply chains and leading projects to create new processes and organizations. With multi-year assignments in Hong Kong, Thailand, and on both coasts of the US, Steve has navigated cross-cultural issues while conducting business in over three dozen countries.
He has led efforts to create environmentally-friendly products through classifying and choosing sustainable materials. He has been involved with the Organic Exchange, The Natural Step, Portland State University, and University of Portland on projects, research, and mentoring programs.
Steve is a graduate of Santa Clara University, with a Masters degree in International Management from Portland State University. He has studied sustainable supply chains in North and South America and in Asia, and has a unique skill set of understanding, questioning, and improving operations not easily visible from the standpoint of where products are initially created. And Steve is proud to point out that he doesn’t create enough waste to fill a single garbage can in an entire month.
“Hutan” is an Indonesian word meaning “forest,” and a healthy forest is the essence of a sustainable system. Like a strong root structure, a comprehensive sustainability strategy underlies successful organizations.
We believe that many companies understand at a gut level that they should be taking action on sustainability, but either aren’t quite sure what that action should be, or don’t have the time or resources to make it happen. For those organizations, Hutani is here to help.
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