Paul Swensson

Manager, Materials


Paul joins the Institute as Materials Specialist where he assists in delivering positive customer experiences and support during the Declare and Living Product Challenge certification processes.

Originally from Colorado, Paul moved to Michigan while he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Sustainability through Arizona State University. His focus included environmental policy and urban resiliency as it related to business needs and opportunities. Paul has previously worked in customer facing positions where he embraced the policy of assuming positive intent that helped him develop many lasting relationships. He also worked on sustainable programs while finishing his degree, such as proposing a local green wall and participating in local clean up projects.

In his free time, Paul can typically be found baking over the winter and hiking or paddle-boarding around Lake Michigan with his dogs over the summer.