Everyone Plays a Role: Brent’s Story
As a father of six children, Brent Willson has a deep personal commitment to leaving a world for them worth living in. Working as a Senior Product Manager at Crozier Fine Arts, he gets to do that in more than one way.
Working with Crozier from his home in Price, Utah, Brent appreciates that he is part of a big commitment to keep art safe and available for generations to come, whether that be in a moving exhibition, or a permanent collection.
“There's a lot of art that has been lost forever, so we need to take care of what we have. And being part of that is really something you can get your heart around.”
This is especially meaningful to him because Brent is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he spent 22 years as a translator. He and his family have spent years living around the world before he joined Crozier. “My all time favorite thing to do with them was visit museums in different countries. It’s amazing to know I work to protect the art that lives in some of the spaces around the world that my family and I value most.”
Another element of Brent’s role as Senior Product Manager goes beyond the art itself. Brent works with his team to solve clients problems with Iron Mountain’s products and services. And a big part of that is listening to what matters most to clients.
“We are in a time when more and more of our clients place great importance on sustainability and ESG,” Brent says. “Especially recently, [they] have been asking, How can we be more sustainable? How can we move our art more sustainably? How can we store our art more sustainably?”
Brent and his team haven’t wasted any time and have developed new ways to transport art that cut their carbon emission by up to 80 percent. They have also created ways to reduce other types of waste produced during the transport of art. “ My role is essentially to bring them together and make sure they have the resources to do what they need to do,” he says.
Brent sees that the leadership at Iron Mountain places importance on ESG, and appreciates the contributions from all employees, no matter what the job title.
“Everyone definitely does play a role, from the guy shredding documents, to an art handler moving somebody's art, to a dispatcher that is making sure the truck is getting where it needs to go,” Brent says. “There are plenty of companies that say they are sustainable because it makes money. It feels good to work for a company that puts its money where its mouth is.”