Rick Joye graduated in 1997 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and again in 2007 with his Master in Business Administration (4.0 GPA). He is an executive at Michelin North America where he has held a variety of leadership and managerial roles. He is currently a supply chain manager responsible for ten manufacturing plants in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. From transforming the industrial supply chain to managing the Greenville plant through the 2008 downturn, he has had a significant impact on Michelin’s business throughout his career.
He is the founder, chairman, and executive director for Sustaining Way, an interfaith non-profit that brings together diverse individuals and organizations to find and proliferate affordable ways to care for people while caring for the environment. They do this through working with their partners in the purchase and upgrade of an underutilized property in a strategic location and the employment of an individual with skills and passion for sustainability.
This individual lives in the home and serves as the house coordinator. The home and landscape is sustainably remodeled to serve as an education center, demonstration site, and base of operations for the coordinator in working with the community to proliferate sustainable practices. With over 35 partners, their initial project, Annie’s House, is located just off the Swamp Rabbit Trail in the historic downtown Greenville, SC neighborhood of Nicholtown. Rick also serves on the board of directors for Genesis Homes, an affordable housing provider in the Upstate. While in college, he was dedicated to Clemson by serving on Clemson’s Student Engineering Advisory Council. After graduation, he served on the Clemson’s MBA Corporate Board.