Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial hired Shane Totten as director of sustainability, a role recently created by the company. According to Mannington, Totten will work 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 planet. In his new role, Totten will report directly to Tom Pendley, president, Mannington Commercial.
“I’m excited to add this type of talent to focus specifically on our commercial business,” Pendley said. “Shane brings more than 30 years of experience in sustainable design, urban planning and architecture promoting regenerative principles throughout the design industry. We are thrilled to welcome him to Mannington Commercial, where his expertise and advocacy will align with our core values of care and do the right things.”
Totten is a leader in the field of regenerative systems, focusing on developing and implementing outcomes that promote people, planet and profit, according to the company. Totten said he has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges businesses face as they strive to minimize adverse impacts within a changing climate. Totten is also a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects.
For more than 30 years, Mannington said it worked to make a positive impact on the environment and the communities it serves. Mannington is an active and supporting member of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), dedicated to the recycling of post-consumer carpet. The company is one of the 50 original Save Energy Now Leaders, now called Better Plants, working in conjunction with the Department of Energy.