C.F. Martin & Co. Elects Two New Board Members

C.F. Martin & Co. Elects Two New Board Members

C.F. Martin & Co. have announced that Dr. Mary Haas and Brian Richardi have been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Haas is a Fortune 500 executive and Materials Scientist with more than 20 years of leadership experience. Currently CEO and President of Sustaera, Inc., she is leading the scale-up, manufacturing, and commercialization of the company’s Direct Air Capture process and equipment. Prior to joining Sustaera, Mary held roles of increasing responsibility at Air Products and Chemicals, most recently serving as Executive Director of the company’s $200 MM Global Cryogenic Equipment Division, completing two acquisitions as well as profitable geographic expansion.

Mary received an Air Products Chairman Award for Leadership in 2018, and an Air Products Innovation Award in 2013. She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with experience in strategy transformation, manufacturing excellence, safety leadership, technology commercialization, and organizational development. She holds eight patents, has a PhD in Materials Science from Princeton University, and she lives in Emmaus, PA with her husband and two sons.

Brian Richardi currently leads the Finance Data Science team at Stryker. He has over 15 years of experience as a finance leader supporting multi-billion-dollar businesses, with a passion for leveraging data analytics to maximize finance’s strategic partnership and optimize business processes. Brian has led several data analytics initiatives and teams over his career that specialize in a variety of business areas ranging from finance, R&D, manufacturing, marketing, and sales.

Brian began his career as a business analyst at Domino Sugar where he was heavily involved in BI and data initiatives, while also earning his SAP certification. He then transitioned to finance, and became the Chief Finance Leader for the US commercial business, where he led a team responsible for all FP&A and accounting duties while also continuing to drive advancements in data analytics. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a degree in Economics, and earned his MBA from Rutgers University with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

“We’re proud to add two very accomplished individuals to our board of directors,” said Martin Executive Chairman, Chris Martin. “Their professional accomplishments and commitment to sustainable business growth will help us remain a family business and help us lead the music industry forward.”

To learn more about Martin guitars and strings please visit www.martinguitar.com.


CF. Martin & Co.® has been Inspiring Musicians Worldwide® for nearly two centuries with their superior guitar, ukulele, and string products. Martin remains the choice for musicians around the world for their unrivaled quality, craftsmanship, and tone. Throughout the company’s long history, Martin products can be seen and heard across all genres of music and in all segments of pop culture, from concert and theater stages to television and movies.

With an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing practices, Martin continually drives the acoustic guitar market forward, introducing innovative features that have become standards across the industry. These groundbreaking innovations include the introduction of X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar, and the “Dreadnought” size guitar.

Martin has also led innovations in strings, such as introducing the first high-tensile strength steel-string core wire; the first nickel acoustic strings (Martin Retro®); the proprietary Titanium Core strings; and now the groundbreaking, new Authentic Acoustic line, which offers unmatched stability, tone, comfort, and longevity. Learn more here: www.martinguitar.com/aa.

source – Music Instrument News


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