MONEY Careers Second Act ReFleece: Eco-friendly iPad Cases Start to Pay Off Josh Hyatt Feb. 6, 2013 SHARE Jared Leeds—© Jared Leeds 2012. All Rights Reserved. Sam Palmer, 46, Arlington, Mass. Then: Applications engineer. Now: Eco-entrepreneur. When he lost his job at a solar firm, Sam Palmer turned to a different earth-friendly business: tech cases made from recycled materials.