Dan is co-founder and President of Paper Water Bottle where he drives efforts to provide consumers an alternative to the traditional plastic water bottle. With his vision to re-imagine the plastic water bottle, Dan works to secure partnerships and provide expertise in strategic marketing and program development to deliver growth and desired outcomes for the company. His leadership drives sustainable results, which he believes are rooted in the individual skill sets of each Paper Water Bottle team member. Dan has served in various executive management roles with companies including McKinsey & Company, GE Capital, and other rapid-growth organizations. He received a B.A. from Wabash College, a M.A. from Yale University, and a M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Dan currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, and walks over 2 million steps per year. Prideful in the success that comes from team collaboration, Dan’s motto is: relationships matter.
Jim WarnerSenior Vice President of Design & Board Member
As the inventor of Paper Water Bottle, Jim is a co-founder and Senior Vice President of Design of the company. In his role, he is instrumental in envisioning the creative design, brand strategy, technical development and innovation pipeline for the Paper Water Bottle. Jim has been an industry leader for almost three decades and is the managing director of JW3D, LLC located in Chicago, Illinois. His passions lie in designing products that bring global responsibility, which is why he found the need to create an innovation that could replace plastic bottles. Jim received a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In his spare time, he enjoys oil painting, playing ice hockey, and cooking.
Ken RothSenior Vice President of Engineering & Manufacturing & Board Member
Ken is the Senior Vice President of Engineering of Paper Water Bottle where he oversees the engineering and manufacturing strategy for the company. Through his senior leadership experience, Ken builds results from business analysis, which drives business improvement and sustainable results. He focuses on maintaining cohesive teams to define the success of organizations of which he is involved. Ken brings two decades of industry expertise in fields including utilities, energy markets, technology, and electronics. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Ken lives with his wife and daughter on a 20-acre farm in Kentucky.
Anne GlazeSenior Environmental Project Engineer
Anne is the Senior Environmental Project Engineer for Paper Water Bottle where she offers a comprehensive skill set to provide support for environmental remediation during the prototype phase and beyond. Her background in environmental engineering includes working with organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Malcolm Pirnie Inc. As director of Sweet Rayne Academy located in the Dayton-Cincinnati, Ohio area, Anne has a proven track record in project management as she sets short- and long-term goals, analyzes progress, and teaches subjects at all levels to students. Anne received a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University, and holds a Professional Engineer license. Anne enjoys beekeeping, gardening and playing with her family’s black Labrador retriever.
Grace WilliamsonMarketing Manager
Grace is the Marketing Manager of Paper Water Bottle where she works to emphasize the mission of the company through digital, social and written communication. With a background in corporate communications and public relations, she oversees that company initiatives are delivered to Paper Water Bottle stakeholders. Grace received her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Environmental Science from N.C. State University. She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she enjoys volunteering with various organizations and singing with local groups.