Sealed Air is a Fortune 500® company that designs and manufactures unique and innovative packaging products. Their customers include large global companies across a wide range of industries. For their brand new global corporate headquarters located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sealed Air wanted to empower employees with the most modern, innovative Unified Communication, AV, and videoconferencing technology possible to encourage and facilitate collaboration, and drive more efficient and productive meetings.
“Crestron Mercury was perfect. The all-in-one meeting room solution allowed us to exceed expectations while remaining within the desired budget.” Bradley Wilbanks Global AV Supervisor Sealed Air
Spanning more than 32 acres, the new Sealed Air headquarters opened in May 2017. Top of mind in the design phase was to keep employees thinking innovatively while providing space for them to move around throughout the day. “We reimagined the way that we work by offering flexible work spaces and eliminating assigned seating throughout the campus,” says Dr. Chesley Black, Executive Director of Corporate Campus Operations.
Integral to the plan was identifying the ideal technology to help employees maximize efficiency and facilitate productive meetings. In the company’s fast-paced work culture, it was imperative that the chosen technology should be extremely simple to use, flexible, and provide employees with a consistent user experience as they move throughout the office. After an exhaustive research process, Sealed Air management chose Crestron technology, including Crestron Mercury® Conference System, Crestron room scheduling touch screens, and Crestron Fusion® software to bring their vision to life.
“Crestron Mercury is a great tool that provides Sealed Air the flexibility to meet our clients on their terms.” Bradley Wilbanks Global AV Supervisor Sealed Air
Crestron Mercury was the perfect solution for the conference spaces because employees were finding themselves trying to force customers to bend to Sealed Air’s conferencing platforms. Because Crestron Mercury is the only open UC solution, anyone can simply walk into a room and begin their meeting without having to worry about codecs. Crestron Mercury has been so successful that Sealed Air is planning to deploy them globally.
“Crestron Mercury is a great tool that provides us with the flexibility to meet our clients on their terms,” says Bradley Wilbanks, Global AV Supervisor at Sealed Air. “If a client doesn't use our standard conferencing platform we can easily pivot and join them on their preferred platform without all the hassle traditionally associated with trying to force one company’s product to communicate with a different application.”
With more than 100 meeting rooms of all sizes and functionality across the campus, and with thousands of employees in perpetual motion, Sealed Air needed a room scheduling solution that would enable employees to easily book rooms from anywhere and at any time.
Brad and his team recognized Crestron TSW room scheduling touch screens were the way to go. Mounted just outside the door to each meeting room, the touch screens give employees the ability to quickly check availability and book rooms on the spot.
“Not only does Crestron technology enable us to book a room from anywhere on campus, but it also ensures that the technology will be operational from the start of the meeting and collaboration will be easier,” says David Emmel the Director of Customer Engagement at Sealed Air.
“Crestron provides a new level of confidence when it comes to technology within the meeting space.” David Emmel Director of Customer Engagement Sealed Air
Sealed Air also leverages occupancy sensors to confirm room availability, and Crestron Fusion enterprise management software to track, record, and analyze room usage data campus-wide. The occupancy sensors also enable the release of unused rooms back to inventory. Data collected by Crestron Fusion enables management to make educated high-level decisions regarding future space allocation and technology deployment.
Thanks to Crestron technology and the great work of Bradley Wilbanks and his team in deploying it, the new Sealed Air headquarters is a model of efficiency for meetings and room scheduling.
“Our overall relationship with Crestron has been great, we view it as a true partnership” Bradley Wilbanks Global AV Supervisor Sealed Air