In business, success is defined as increased profits, cash flow, growth, or the fulfillment of a mission. At Act-Cess, we define success by our ability to pass on the good fortune we have received.

In 2006, Bob and Lorna Runkle formed Act-Cess as an affordable way to help socially responsible organizations grow, increase their efficiency and profitability, and improve employee training. We accomplish this by providing technical assistance, consulting, training, and access to information and funds.


Our Team 

 LORNA RUNKLE, President 
Lorna Runkle has over 40 years background in business management. Her experience includes management/strategic planning at Procter & Gamble, Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer) and Wheaton (an Alcan company). Lorna has an MBA in Marketing and Finance (with Distinction) and a BS Degree (Cum Laude) in Business Economics. Helping agencies achieve their plan to succeed in order to continue their mission to care for our loved ones and secure resources – expertise and grant money – has been Lorna’s passion.


 JOE RUNKLE, Vice President and CEO
Joseph Runkle has years of capability in process efficiency at United Technologies Corporation companies of Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky. Joe attended the Harvard Summer program and holds a BA in Business Administration major in Information Technology Management from the University of Notre Dame. Joe brings his grant writing skills and a keen eye for process improvement to Act-Cess clients.


 TREENA RIVERA, Director of Development and Client Relationships
Treena Rivera has over 20 years of domestic and international business experience, developing marketing strategies, leading cross-functional teams, and managing innovation projects. She worked for leading consumer packaged goods companies, including The Hartz Mountain Corporation, Post Cereal (now Post Consumer Brands) and Unilever. Treena holds a BS degree in Business Management. Treena brings her strong organizational and communication skills to support the goals of Act-Cess.


Strategic Partners

At Act-Cess, our most important asset is our strategic partnership with world-class consultants and trainers who are practitioners and subject matter experts in their field. A few are national celebrities and with international clientele.

A common bond with Act-Cess is their desire to work with socially responsible companies who care for their employees as well as their customer base.


Success Stories

  • A large South Plainfield manufacturer experienced
    • 43% increase in production capacity
    • Over 50% increase in on-time deliveries
    • $535,000 in first-year cost savings from Lean Manufacturing which led to $1.2 million in equipment and $100,000 in workforce improvement
  • A small manufacturer of certified reference materials reduced commercial invoice preparation time from 60 minutes to 5 minutes.
  • A minority-owned supply chain services and technology company, enabled by ISO certification, obtained new contracts valued at $5 million.