Nowadays there are tons of bottled water brands, including coming from different sources. There is fresh water, filtered water, spring water, and so on. It’s tough to stand out from the crowd but Ryan Emmons of Waiakea Water has found a way. The founder and chief executive officer of this company, he discovered a great source of Hawaiian volcanic water when he was in his early 20s.
His company sources water from the Big Island on which the enormous Mauna Loa lies. Standing 13,678′ tall, water in the form of rain or snow falls on this volcano virtually every day. This water drains down through the volcano. It picks up trace minerals along the way such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. These minerals and the natural alkalinity of the water are a great way to replenish the body.
The average pH of a water bottle of this brand is 7.9. This is well above the neutral number of 7 pH which means that drinking it helps the body to reach its optimal balance of being acidic/alkaline.
An unfortunate truth in the bottled water industry is that a mere 20 percent of their bottles get recycled. This leads to billions of water bottles ending up in the environment where they don’t break down for upward of 1,500 years. Another big problem is the amount of energy it takes to create these plastic bottles, not to mention the pollution that is generated.
Waiakea Water bottles have always been rPET bottles, created from recycled plastic. These were certified as Carbon Neutral. Now this company is doing one better and using TimePlast in their manufacturing process. This material is built into the bottles and causes them to decompose in just 15 years. Ryan Emmons hopes that other bottled water brands start to use this material as well.
By drinking Waiakea Water you’re also helping rural Africans obtain clean, fresh water. They financially support Pump Aid who dig wells and build pumps in areas where the lack of water is a serious problem. This led to Waiakea Water earning the Best in Biz Awards for their social responsibility.
How does a homeless newly immigrant child to the United States go from waiting in church lines for food to becoming one of America’s most successful CEO’s? Doe Deere, founder of makeup company “Lime Crime” and advocate for empowering women through her products and company message. Doe Deere employees a team of over 35 individuals all leading the way to show women that they can be anything they want to be and more.
Doe Deere’s journey begins in across the world in Russia where she was born and lived throughout her younger years. There, she would watch American movies, listen to American music and wonder at the English language, hoping one day she too could have a slice of the pie that is the American dream. Doe would have that change at the age of 17 when her mother decided to take her sister and her to begin a new life in New York City. Quickly her thoughts went to the quote she had heard so often in movies, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”, and Doe Deere was determined to make it.
Unfortunate events, however, led to her family to homelessness within here first few years in New Yor. Her mother, an accountant in Russia, had not seen success in transferring her credentials, therefore she was forced to take on low paying jobs such as house cleaner. It was not until social worker and advocate for struggling immigrant families Dorchen Leidholdt stepped in to bring relief to the family. With Leidholdt’s help, her mother would finally find an accounting career and her sister would obtain a scholarship to attend Columbia University. Leidholdt, after seeing Doe’s sketches recognized her talent and guided her to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lastly, Deere reminds us that not all American families start off as Americans and that sometimes, those with the hardest struggles might be the ones to contribute one day to the greatness of America.
Louis Chenevert is an entrepreneur that values what technology has to offer. Chenevert, who was the CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) before retiring in 2014. He has served in different positions in many companies, which has helped him appreciate technology as a whole.
While working at UTC, Louis Chenevert knew the importance of embracing new technologies. However, he agrees it is not easy to keep up with technology. New technologies keep emerging and ones that are more new expected to arise in the coming days. Just the other day’s people were talking about Blockchain and its technologies a few years later, and they are now talking about Artificial Intelligence.
UTC is a well-known company especially for its work in the aerospace industry. They have done many projects including supplying NASA with fuel cell power plants for their missions to space since 1966. UTC has also worked with the military and private companies in aerospace to create innovations. To accomplish all these projects, UTC has dramatically relied on different technologies.
During his six years with the United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert helped the company grow and strive in the industry. He invested in research and different innovative technologies to help improve the business. While at the company, Louis Chenevert focused on engineering and operation talent to create ideas that made them stand out from other companies in the industry. It is this line of thought that helped the company over the last couple of year.
Louis Chenevert work in the company helped UTC improve the F135 engine, which eventually changed the military propulsion system. Over the years, the company has made more improvements to the F135 engine increasing its thrust from 7 to 10. The engine also has better cooling systems for the turbine blades among many more changes. The engine is now less noisy and burns 20 percent less fuel.
Due to the constant changes in technology, Louis Chenevert has learned to have a liberal ideology, which allows him to accept changes that come with technology. He always looked for ways to utilize new opportunities to grow the company.
ATS digital Services was born through the hard work of Robert Diegnan, a co-founder and the current CEO. Diegnan is a product of Purdue University, where he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership under a full football scholarship. His entrepreneurial abilities started working after he founded a company, Fanlink Inc. The software industry did not call his name immediately as he first played for the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, before proceeding to work for iS3, a company that manages software malware. Employees of iS3 faced a stumbling block when it came to installing software in users computers, and it’s after that challenging moment in 2011 that ATS Digital Services was born.
Together with his friends, Robert Deignan founded the company, where they developed a system in which they can remotely install a program in the computers of their clients, and monitor malware. ATS Digital is mainly founded on the trust of its clients, and their ability to provide exceptional services in finding solutions for technological issues, and having ready answers for queries that may arise. Due to its exemplary performance, Robert Diegnan’s company was awarded a certificate of quality by AppEsteem.
Robert Deignan’s ability to work alongside the changing trends in technology has enabled the great recognition of his organization. He aims at making himself indispensable in the era of technological advances. Besides, he has been able to identify the lack of proper customer service in the technical field, and that’s the reason his organization is deeply rooted in service delivery.
Quality service delivery wins the seller confidence from the consumers, and in return enablers the organization to gain maximally from the created relationship. Income in this case is generated through subscription, which is increased through confidence in the quality, and Robert Diegnan is not one to miss this point. Besides, technology has allowed Robert to advertise his services in various platforms such as Facebook and linked in. The employed marketing strategy ensures that technology works in his favor, and maintains the relevance of his company in a technologically savvy world.
Robert Diegnan has mastered the art of employing the right personnel in his Company, since he believes that, an organization should only hire workers who will conform to the ways of that organization. And having adopted an interactive strategy, ATS Digital Services matches the praises it bestows upon itself with excellent customer relationships.