Ann Hand '90 Among 2011's 'The Most Creative People in Business'

Ann Hand '90 Among 2011's 'The Most Creative People in Business'

October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. - Ann Hand, CEO of Project Frog and 1990 graduate of DePauw University, "is determined to revolutionize the entire $400 billion U.S. commercial-building market," notes Fast Company. The magazine has named Hand on its 2011 list of "The Most Creative People in Business."

"It's like a high-quality Ikea building in a kit, but it's hurricane strength," Hand says of Project Frog's product. According to Fast Company, "The firm creates low-energy prefab buildings that reduce both cost and waste while optimizing performance for the users inside. Hand -- who spent 20 years at BP, most recently as SVP of global brand marketing and innovation -- says that the VC-backed Frog approaches buildings as tech platforms: a structure composed of 'smart' parts that can be optimized depending on size, use, and location. And because all the parts arrive flat-packed and ready for assembly, what once took two years to build can now go up in less than a month."

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An economics major at DePauw, Ann Sparenberg Hand earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Read more in this previous story.