Originally published on Impact Boom (September 2022)
Troy’s work as a self-titled ‘accidental environmentalist’ has already led to invention and production of plant-based fibre solutions designed to be sustainable, biodegradable and compostable and are being implemented by its customers in nearly every U.S. grocery store – with performance and price comparable with plastic. Troy’s expertise spans over 20 years, first as an award-winning engineer at Intel where he introduced new materials science methodologies that resulted in a $350 million-dollar manufacturing cost savings, and later as the founder of Unisource Global Solutions, which disrupted the EPS and EPE foam packaging industry by creating sustainable molded pulp packaging alternatives for consumer electronics companies such as Dell Computers.
Founded in 2014, Footprint has grown to over 2,500 employees with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. In the past two years at Footprint, Troy has been named by Newsweek as one of 50 luminaries on their inaugural America’s 2021 Greatest Disruptors list, a Business Intelligence Group Sustainability Hero of the Year and Mountain Desert Finalist for E&Y’s 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year.
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