Danimer Scientific Appoints Anthony Austin as Chief Human Resource Officer
Austin brings more than 30 years of human resources leadership experience with PepsiCo, Delta Air Lines, Winn-Dixie and others
BAINBRIDGE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Danimer Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: DNMR) (“Danimer” or the “Company”), a leading next-generation bioplastics company focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials, today announced it has appointed Anthony Austin as Chief Human Resource Officer. In this role, Austin will focus on building best-in-class HR processes to strategically support the Company’s growth as it continues to expand its manufacturing capacity.
Austin joins Danimer from Bedrock Manufacturing Co., the parent company of Shinola, a luxury watch, leather and jewelry manufacturer and Filson, a 125-year-old Alaskan outfitter and manufacturer of high-quality outerwear, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2020. At Bedrock, Austin was responsible for the HR functions of both Shinola and Filson, including leadership development, strategy, organizational alignment, executive staffing, policy development, succession planning, talent management and acquisition.
Over his more than 30-year career, Austin has served in human resources roles of increasing responsibility at leading companies including PepsiCo, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Delta Air Lines, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and a Master of Science degree in Labor Relations.
Stephen E. Croskrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Danimer, said, “Anthony’s deep experience as a human resources leader makes him a perfect fit for Danimer as we scale our operations, meeting the increased demand for renewable and sustainable biopolymers that provide environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastics.”
“As I’ve worked across a variety of industries over my career, the one constant has been my focus on building work cultures that put employees first,” Austin said. “I’m excited to be joining Danimer at such a pivotal point in the company’s history, as momentum continues to build for biodegradable alternatives to traditional plastic, and I look forward to growing an HR support system that empowers employees to accelerate this important work.”
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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, films and injection-molded articles, among others. Danimer holds more than 390 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.
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Source: Danimer Scientific, Inc.
Released April 20, 2022