Mannington Commercial hires director of sustainability
Calhoun, Georgia – Mannington Commercial has hired Shane Totten as director of sustainability, a position recently created by the company. According to Mannington, Totten will collaborate with industry partners on sustainability initiatives, product research/design and sales and marketing by facilitating transformative thinking to shape the built environment and its impact on people and the planet. In his new role, Totten will report directly to Tom Pendley, president of Mannington Commercial.
“I’m excited to add this kind of talent to focus specifically on our commercial activities,” Pendley said. “Shane has over 30 years of experience in sustainable design, urban planning and architecture, promoting regenerative principles throughout the design industry. We are delighted to welcome him to Mannington Commercial, where his expertise and advocacy will align with our core values of caring and doing the right thing.”
Totten is a leader in regenerative systems, focused on developing and implementing outcomes that drive people, planet and profit. Totten said he has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges businesses face as they strive to minimize the negative impacts within a changing climate. Totten is also a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects.
Mannington has said for more than 30 years it worked to positively impact the environment and the communities it serves. Mannington is an active and supportive member of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), which is dedicated to post-consumer carpet recycling. The company is one of the 50 original leaders of Save Energy Now, now called Better Plants, and partners with the Department of Energy.