14 Oct '12, 3pm

Project Frog's Ann Hand: Disrupting construction with greener, better, faster, cheaper buildings

Project Frog's Ann Hand: Disrupting construction with greener, better, faster, cheaper buildings

Ann Hand, the CEO of smart-building startup Project Frog , did not begin her career in a green job. As an executive in training with Mobil, she ran gas stations in inner city Philadelphia. “I can tell you about the adjacencies of Kool Menthol and Orange Crush,” she says. She went on to spend about 19 years in the oil industry with ExxonMobil, Amoco and BP, where she lead global marketing around “Beyond Petroleum.” Now Ann is in charge of Project Frog, a green-business startup which, despite the cutesy name, is serious about shaking up the construction industry. Project Frog aims not only to create better buildings–buildings that are attractive, energy-efficient and pleasant places to work–but also to change the way buildings are made. Its structures are “component buildings,” put together from pre-fab kits of parts, shipped by truck and assembled onsite. It’s as if you cou...

Full article: http://www.marcgunther.com/2012/10/14/project-frogs-ann-h...

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