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, announced today today the appointment of Anthony Austin as Director of the Office of Human Resources. In this role, Austin will focus on building best-in-class HR processes to strategically support the growth of the business as it continues to expand its manufacturing capacity.
Austin joins Danimer from Bedrock Manufacturing Co., the parent company of Shinola, a maker of luxury watches, leather and jewelry, and Filson, a 125-year-old Alaskan gear maker and outerwear maker. high quality, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer since 2020. At Bedrock, Austin was responsible for HR functions at Shinola and Filson, including leadership development, strategy, alignment organizational, executive staffing, policy development, succession planning, talent management and acquisition.
During his more than 30-year career, Austin has held increasingly responsible human resources positions at leading companies such as PepsiCo, Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., and Delta Air Lines, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Labor Relations.
Stephen E. Croskrey, Chairman and CEO of Danimer, said, “Anthony’s extensive experience as a human resources manager makes him an ideal candidate for Danimer as we grow our operations, meeting the growing demand for biopolymers. renewable and sustainable that provide environmentally friendly solutions. alternatives to single-use plastics.
“As I’ve worked in a variety of industries over my career, the one constant has been my focus on creating work cultures that put employees first,” Austin said. “I am thrilled to join Danimer at such a crucial time in the company’s history, as momentum continues to build for biodegradable alternatives to traditional plastic, and I look forward to developing an HR support system which enables employees to expedite this important work.”
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About Danimer Scientific
Danimer is a pioneer in creating more sustainable and 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 is found in a wide range 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 over 390 issued patents and pending patent applications in over 20 countries for a range of biopolymer manufacturing processes and formulations. For more information, visit www.DanimerScientific.com.
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