Paul Linzmeyer

The Greaning of Business

Paul Linzmeyer was President of Green Bay-based Bay Towel, Inc. for thirteen years. Prior to returning to his native state, Paul had been with leading companies in San Francisco, Chicago and Denver. Returning in 1994, he assumed the role of President of Bay Towel. After spending initial efforts focusing on the company's business and marketing position, he founded (1999) the Employers Workforce Development Network, a private sector led organization whose mission is to share resources and develop partnerships for creating world-class workplaces. This private/public collaboration was one of the partnerships in the initial developments of a regional coalition to create an eighteen county North East Wisconsin economic community, now referred to as NEW North. He was also the past Chair of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment. He currently chairs the Bay Area Workforce Development Board and the Industry committee of the Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force.

Along with Dr. Steve Dunn, he founded a not-for profit, Ecolution, Inc. which applies lean principles to environmental issues, operations and people resulting in a truly sustainable and holistic corporate strategy. He has implemented the non-financial strategies of Environmental Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, Health/Wellness & Safety, and Investing in People strategies that have led Bay Towel to appreciate record financial results and stakeholder (especially customer, team member, and community) loyalty. He is a board member of Clean Wisconsin.