WEST CHESTER, Pa., Dec. 12, 2012 – Weston Solutions, Inc. announced that Ann Hand was elected to the board of directors of its parent company, Weston Solutions Holdings, Inc.
Ms. Hand is currently CEO of Project Frog, a venture-backed company based in San Francisco which manufactures technologically-advanced component buildings. The components assemble onsite, giving architects and builders a fast and cost-effective way to create beautiful, energy efficient buildings. Ms. Hand has helped expand the potential for “Frogs” from schools and parks to the healthcare industry and retail structures.
Patrick G. McCann, Weston President and CEO stated, “We’re excited to welcome Ann to our board. Ann’s unique combination of experience with big company best practices and start-up innovation will provide great insights to our company and our board.” McCann continued, “Her determination to make buildings healthier and greener is a great fit with Weston’s vision for sustainable solutions. We look forward to benefiting from her view that there is ‘a smarter way to build’ as we develop strategies to meet our clients’ most challenging issues. She will certainly add a new dimension to our already talented team of board members.”
Ms. Hand—who spent 20 years at BP—most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Brand Marketing and Innovation. She previously held the position of chief executive officer of BP’s Global Liquefied Petroleum Gas Business Unit where she oversaw 3,000 employees in 15 countries and increased operating profit by 250-percent. In 2011, Ms. Hand was named winner of the World Technology Network Award for Environment, and #32 on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list. Project Frog was also named Company of the Year by Greenbang Efficiency Awards for advanced modeling and design technology for new energy-efficient buildings, and was a winner of GE’s Ecomagination Challenge.
“I’m pleased to be part of Weston’s board,” stated Ms. Hand, “Their truly integrated approach to creating sustainable solutions and forging deep customer relationships translates into exceptional people delivering exceptional results that serve as a model for the future of development.”