A lifelong Kansan, Gina Nungesser grew up going to the lake every summer where she would go skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, boating — you name it. Even today when she’s paddle boarding or kayaking down the river as an adult, Nungesser is never far from her work at the Koch Chemical Technology Group (KCTG).
But don’t expect to see her in the offices of Koch Chemical Technology Group in Wichita every day — the environmental health and safety engineer analyst could be at one of the company’s various manufacturing and construction sites across the United States and the world. From upstate New York to Luxembourg, there’s no such thing as an average day for this Wichita State alumna, who considers herself a devoted environmentalist.
“Personally, one of my goals is for all of our companies to understand why we do what we do and what good looks like when it comes to the environment.”
“I like that it’s never the same. I have different challenges every day, and get to look at different companies, answer different questions, come up with different solutions. I like that it’s not the same. And I feel like I’m making a positive difference, not only in the company, but overall too.”
Nungesser says that its especially true for her work on storm water permits, where she conducts training and assessments across KCTG sites, sampling storm water to make sure each facility is on track.
“Personally, one of my goals is for all of our companies to understand why we do what we do and what good looks like when it comes to the environment. I want to be that resource for them.”
At Koch Chemical Technology Group, we produce water filtration devices that increase access to clean water and make pollution control devices that reduce emissions across the United States and the world.