Corinne Wilder, Fluence By OSRAM
Indoor Ag-Con 2021 speaker Corinne Wilder is Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for Fluence by OSRAM. Before she joined Fluence—even before she was a marine biologist—Corinne Wilder was an explorer. Growing up just outside Fairfield State Park, where the prairie and pine lands of East Texas merge, Corinne and her sister spent every available moment immersed in nature’s sights, sounds and smells. As kids, they would pack bags of cheese and apples and search for ancient pieces of broken pottery and Native American arrowheads scattered throughout the park. A flying squirrel named Frisbee and a 6-foot-tall deer named Hope were frequent companions on her adventures and helped to instill in Corinne a love of biological and botanical sciences that led her on the path she still travels today.
A love of science
Corinne has spent her career fusing her childhood love for science with the rigors of international business development. She earned a bachelor’s degree in ecology and marine biology from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, where she took particular interest in genetics, cell biology and plant science. A few years later, she entered the lighting industry at Universal Lighting Technologies and Panasonic (ULT), where she tracked LED sales forecasting and demand planning and was responsible for reviewing energy standards and codes for lighting technology. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Lipscomb University in 2014 and assumed additional responsibilities at ULT in customer service, technical engineering, marketing, lead generation and business development.
In 2016, Corinne became a manager of sales operations at Fluence, where she managed all internal sales teams and resources before becoming Fluence’s director of global business operations. Today, she is responsible for presenting sales reports and analytics for internal operations, heading the company’s utility rebates and incentives program, and directing internal processes to meet strategic goals for the cannabis and commercial food markets.