Footprint appoints Don Thompson as Executive Chairman alongside Corey Berends as CEO

– USA, AZ –  Footprint, a global materials science and technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, today announced the appointment of Don Thompson to the newly established role of Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Corey Berends has been promoted to the role of CEO.

About Footprint

Footprint is a global materials science and technology company with a clear vision to create a healthier planet and healthier people. Our mission is to provide solutions to eliminate single-use plastics in our food chain. Footprint’s engineers use plant-based fiber technology to design, develop, and manufacture bio-based products. Footprint is rapidly expanding into new categories with customized and patented solutions for customers. While working with leading global consumer brands, Footprint’s products have already led to a worldwide redirection of millions of pounds of plastic waste from entering the environment.

Footprint was founded in 2014 by co-founders Troy Swope and Yoke Chung. Today, the company employs about 2,000 employees with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Footprint was named to Fast Company’s “Brands that Matter” list in 2022, CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” list in 2021, and Fortune’s “Change the World” list in 2020.


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