PHA manufacturer Danimer Scientific, Inc. has appointed Stephen Martin as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, the company announced. 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.
“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.”
Prior to entering the field of law, Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and served from 1992 to 1998 as an officer in the Air Force, during which period he also obtained a master’s in electrical engineering. He received his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 2001, graduating cum laude.
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.