Paula201403tmg3776Paula Owens is the Purchasing and Sustainability Manager for Ted’s Montana Grill. Ted’s was founded in 2002 on the belief that you could build a successful business while still preserving the natural world around us and Ted’s has been “going green” ever since.

From composting and recycling, to energy efficient lighting and solar power, to waterless urinals, and conversion of spent grease to bio-fuels, Paula oversees these and the many other Sustainability efforts of the 45 Ted’s locations nationwide. Her dual role as Purchasing Manager helps support the company’s Sustainability efforts by selecting vendors/suppliers who share their passion for the environment and by selecting sustainable and ecologically friendly products.

Owens started her career in the restaurant industry in 1993, working her way up from server to General Manager, and finally to Director of Operations at her previous company. She joined Ted’s in 2011 bringing over 15 years of experience to the Ted’s support team.