NFW has appointed Greg Stillman as Director of Business Development, formerly Fashion for Good-Plug and Play. NFW is an organization committed to the materials industry revolutionization. The company, headquartered in the U.S., develops technologies for more beautiful durable goods and textiles based on the sustainable use of plants and natural fibres.
The career of Stillman was driven by a commitment to environmental stewardship, both in energy and now in textiles, which is one of the most polluting industries, producing 1.2 billion tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) annually. Since working at Fashion for Good, Stillman spent five years in the energy department as a research and development engineer, helping the geothermal industry develop new technologies. According to NFW, he also holds an MBA and MS in Stanford University's environmental sciences.
Recognizing the opportunity to enhance the environmental impact of global sectors beyond just energy, he entered Fashion for Good to facilitate breakthrough innovation funding and marketing. Stillman leads an acceleration program in his capacity as a venture capitalist and innovation leadership, moving innovations from start-ups to major fashion brands and engaging in revolutionary new technology to reorder the supply chain.
As Business Development Manager, Stillman will help market products created with NFW's proprietary technology through key industry collaborations, as well as incorporate current research and development processes to ensure that the organization meets market needs while achieving core business profitability goals. He will also expand current strategic partnerships with retailers and designers in clothing, automobile, and other industries heavily dependent on textiles in their goods in this new role.
"Working both as a scholar and as an entrepreneur, Stillman is the unique specialist bridging science, branding, and conservation. In the context of what customers need and want in a changing world, he can have a conversation about researching and developing new materials. It's a superpower and one that we're eager to have on board when we expand the development of our products to new partners and use cases, "said NFW CEO Luke Haverhill.
"I am honoured to join a science-first, impact-based company like NFW that leverages nature's natural strength and diversity to prove the feasibility and adaptability of circular materials. Right now, the action is needed. We need companies that are not sitting on the sidelines, thinking about what can be done to solve our environmental crisis, but that is actively developing and, more importantly, marketing new solutions. NFW will be a good force and have a stellar team that I'm excited to join, "said Stillman.
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