Kate Powers is the Sustainability Specialist at Tennant Company.
Kate Powers is the Sustainability Specialist at Tennant Company. She is a part of the Sustainable Enterprise Team and is responsible for leading waste reduction and recycling efforts across Tennant’s global operations; creating the annual Corporate Sustainability Report; responding to customer and investor information requests; and educating Tennant Company employees on living a sustainable lifestyle. Prior to her role with Sustainable Enterprise, Kate worked in supply chain supporting Tennant’s aftermarket warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky and production facility in Golden Valley, MN. Prior to joining Tennant in 2015, Kate worked at Valspar building the indirect procurement teams at both the global headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and the European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Kate also spent time at US Compliance Corporation as an environmental compliance consultant focusing on stormwater, industrial discharge, and hazardous waste management.
Kate attended the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, MN which inspired her to study sustainability and business in college. Kate earned her B.S. and B.S.B. from the University of Minnesota in Corporate Environmental Management and Operations Management, respectively. She recently earned her MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Outside of her career, Kate enjoys traveling with friends and family, and spending weekends at her family cabin in North Central Wisconsin snowshoeing and paddle boarding.