- Category: Notable Veteran Executives
- Number of years working in your current industry: 15
- Undergrad degree/university: Cardinal Stritch University
Andy Weins, a service-disabled veteran, is a true entrepreneur. He owns and operates Butler-based Green Up Solutions, whose product lines and subsidiaries include a demolition and deconstruction business, a waste processing facility, UV light disinfection and antimicrobial protection, Rage Room MKE, and Revived Goods.
Weins is a proud U.S. Army combat veteran, Army Reserve career counselor and master resiliency trainer. He has earned a reputation through his no-holds-barred teaching style, that inspires immediate and transformational action.
Under his leadership, Green Up Solutions has grown from a two-man, backyard operation to a national, multi-faceted enterprise. He has run businesses in franchise systems and standalone ventures, as well as venture-backed and self-funded companies, and he has grown them to seven figure revenues.
He has spoken at TEDxOshkosh and several other conferences on topics including: Unconventional Business Tactics, Techniques and Procedures, Transforming Pain into Passion to Define Purpose and Service Members Transformation into Veterans.
Weins is also a founder of The Young Guns Movement – a group of entrepreneurs who promote authenticity and partnerships that align with core beliefs. The group produces live events and four YouTube programs for knowledge sharing and networking. Together, members of the group collaborate to keep up with the speed of innovation with respect to personal branding, social media, business creation and differentiation.