BAINBRIDGE, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Danimer Scientific, Inc., a leading next-generation bioplastics company focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials, today announced it has appointed Stephen Martin as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Martin will manage a wide range of legal matters across the company as Danimer continues to expand its manufacturing capacity to meet demand in the fast-growing bioplastics market.
Martin joins Danimer from Kaman Distribution Group, a leading national distributor of highly engineered products and services, where he had served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2020 until that company’s successful sale earlier this year. Before that, he was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Accuride Corporation, a vehicle components manufacturer, starting in 2008.
Stephen E. Croskrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danimer, said, “We’re thrilled to have Steve join Danimer at this important point in our company’s history. His broad skill set, familiarity with numerous industries, and experience managing the legal affairs of publicly traded companies will be vital as we continue scaling up our production of renewable and sustainable biopolymers, offering manufacturers environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastics.”
Martin served as an officer in the Air Force from 1992 to 1998, managing the procurement of avionics systems for the Atlas Launch Vehicle system and serving on a satellite command and control squadron responsible for operating a constellation of satellites. He is a distinguished graduate of Squadron Officer School.
Martin received his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 2001, graduating cum laude. He received his master’s from the University of Southern California and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, both in electrical engineering.
“I’m pleased to be joining Danimer just as the potential of bioplastics is starting to be more widely known,” Martin said. “As Danimer continues to build momentum in this growing industry, I’m excited to apply my expertise to tackle legal questions and further strengthen our company for the future.”
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About Danimer Scientific
Danimer is a pioneer in creating more sustainable, more natural ways to make plastic products. For more than a decade, its renewable and sustainable biopolymers have helped create plastic products that are biodegradable and compostable and return to nature instead of polluting our lands and waters. Danimer’s technology can be found in a vast array of plastic end products that people use every day. Applications for its biopolymers include additives, aqueous coatings, fibers, filaments, films and injection-molded articles, among others. Danimer holds more than 430 granted patents and pending patent applications in more than 20 countries for a range of manufacturing processes and biopolymer formulations. For more information, visit www.DanimerScientific.com.