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FootprintJan 30 20231 min read

Footprint Appoints Mark Pedro as Chief Financial Officer

GILBERT, ARIZ (Jan. 30, 2023) – Footprint, a global materials science technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, today named Mark Pedro, Chief Financial Officer. He will be reporting directly to Footprint’s Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO, Corey Berends.

"We are pleased to appoint Mark to Footprint’s executive management team as our Chief Financial Officer. Mark brings a strong track record in growing and developing industry-leading organizations and has a wealth of financial industry experience in the consumer, food retail, and distribution industries working for companies like Nestlé, Kraft Foods, Univar, Sonepar, and, most recently, Ball Metalpack.", said Don Thompson, Footprint’s Chairman of the Board. "  

The Board is confident that this leadership change will further advance our ability to better serve our customers and achieve stronger financial performance for all Footprint stakeholders as we look to create a stronger company, a healthier planet, and healthier people.

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About Footprint 
Footprint has a clear vision to create a healthier planet and healthier people. Phase one of our mission is to provide solutions that eliminate single-use and short-term use plastics in our food chain. Footprint’s team of engineers use plant-based fiber technology to design, develop and manufacture biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable products that compete with plastic’s cost, and exceed its performance. Footprint is rapidly expanding into new categories with customized and patented solutions for customers. Footprint’s products have already led to a global redirection of millions of pounds of plastic waste from entering the air, earth, and water working with leading global consumer brands.

Footprint was founded in 2014 by former Intel engineers, Troy Swope and Yoke Chung. The company employs over 3,000 employees, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Footprint was named to Fast Company’s 2022 “Brands that Matter list, to the 2020 Fortune “Change the World” list in 2020, is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Innovators Community and was named a CNBC Disruptor 50 company in 2021.
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Media Contact:
Robert Dekker
VP Communications, Footprint
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