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NFW names Greg Stillman as director, business development

Dec '19
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NFW has appointed Greg Stillman, previously of Fashion for Good - Plug and Play, as director of business development. NFW is a company dedicated to revolutionising the materials industry. The company, headquartered in the US, develops technologies based on the sustainable use of plants and natural fibres for more beautiful durable goods and textiles.

Stillman’s career has been driven by a dedication to environmental stewardship, both in energy and now in textiles, which is one of the most polluting industries, producing 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year. Prior to his work at Fashion for Good, Stillman spent five years as a research and development scientist within the department of energy, helping to develop new technologies for the geothermal industry. He also holds an MBA and MS in environmental sciences from Stanford University, according to NFW.

Recognising the opportunity to improve the environmental impact of global industries beyond just energy, he joined Fashion for Good to facilitate the funding and commercialisation of breakthrough innovations. In his role as venture investor and innovation management, Stillman lead an accelerator programme that transferred technologies from start-ups to large fashion brands and invested in fundamental new technology to re-order the supply chain.

As director of business development, Stillman will help bring materials produced with NFW’s proprietary technology to market through key industry partnerships, as well as integrate ongoing research and development phases to ensure the company is addressing market needs while meeting core company sustainability goals. In this new role, he will also deepen existing strategic partnerships with retailers and designers in fashion, automotive, and other industries that rely heavily on textiles in their products.

“Having worked as both researcher and investor, Stillman is the rare expert that bridges science, commercialisation, and sustainability. He can have a conversation about the research and development of new materials in the context of what customers need and want in a changing world. It’s truly a superpower and one we’re excited to have on board as we scale the production of our materials to new partners and use cases,” Luke Haverhals, CEO of NFW said.

“I’m honoured to be joining a science-first, impact-based company like NFW, which leverages the natural strength and diversity of nature to prove the feasibility and tunability of circular materials. Right now, we need action. We need companies that aren’t sitting on the side-lines, thinking about what can be done to solve our environmental crisis, but who are actively developing new solutions and even more importantly, bringing them to market. NFW is going to be a force for good and has a stellar team that I’m excited to be joining,” Stillman said.

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