WDCast – Meet the (WD) Agents for Meaningful ChangeIssue 55 | Auto | Food | Grocery | Retail
Estimated Read Time: 3 - 5 Minutes
A Wayfind issue focused on sustainability wouldn't be complete without a WDCast episode examining the topic. We decided to turn to some real experts—people who are walking the sustainability walk on the daily. We're not talking about 'plastic pants made from water bottles' kind of sustainability, but real meaningful change that corporations (and their design/AEC firm partners 😉) are making to drive down energy use, drive up customer and associate satisfaction, and ultimately make our world a better place to live in.
This episode finds Lee Peterson (EVP, Thought Leadership) chatting it up with three of WD's very own, boots on the ground, innovators that scale, sustainability evangelists – Brian Bucher (Sr. Director), Kari Engen (Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering), and Mike Magee (Sr. Director, Architecture & Engineering).
Let's meet the team!
Brian Bucher, Sr. Director – A self-described pragmatic innovator, Brian enjoys making old things new again. His passion for sustainability is rooted in his love of nature. He's been working at WD for over 15 years and has a high regard for the balance of innovative design and practical real-world solutions that connect with consumers in a meaningful way.
Kari Engen, Sr. Manager, Mechanical Engineering – WD mechanical engineer by weekday, and a motorcycle riding instructor by weekend, Kari's personal connection to sustainability is tied to reducing waste (her zero all electric motorcycle doesn't hurt either). Her 9+ years at WD, have given her the opportunity to help a broad range of retail, restaurant, and automotive clients become more energy efficient.
Mike Magee, Sr. Director, Architecture & Engineering – Mike has been at WD for 5 years and has the distinct pleasure of leading a fantastic global team of talented individuals working tirelessly to exceed the expectations of WD's longtime partner, Walmart. When it comes to sustainability, Mike is all about efficiency and figuring out how to do more with less. As for his fun fact, you'll have to listen to the episode for that, bro.
We thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite quotes from the episode below. Just enough to get you hyped up and ready to listen to the full episode!
Ready for the rest of it? Take a listen to the full episode where the team shares why sustainability is so important in what they do and some of their favorite projects and brands that are making a real difference on the topic.
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