Microplastic Filtration Technology Company Matter Targets Fast Growth With C-Suite Hires

BRISTOL, England — November 30, 2023 — Fast-growing microplastic filtration technology company Matter has bolstered its senior leadership team with a new chief commercial officer and chief technology officer.

Earlier this year Matter completed a $10 million Series A round involving funds backed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher.

Industry experts Martin Allman and Jess Middlemiss join Matter as chief commercial officer and chief technology officer respectively.

Matter is working to stop microplastic pollution originating from sources including textiles and laundry, and is targeting rapid growth across a number of applications around the world.

Matter has developed solutions for capturing, harvesting and recycling microplastics.

These include Gulp  – a sustainable, long-lasting washing machine filter that catches up to 90 percent of all microfibers from every laundry cycle.

Matter’s new chief commercial officer, Allman, will be tasked with scaling-up Matter’s technology to international markets.

The former British Army Officer has joined Matter after almost two decades in the green energy sector.

Joining the team as chief technology officer, Middlemiss — formerly of Dyson — will focus on driving forward innovation in microfiber capture and recycling.

Adam Root, CEO and founder of Matter, said: “Our new hires are about culture as much as they are about technical ability.

“We look to appoint the very best industry talent who are committed to our mission of living in a world without micropollutants in the environment. Martin and Jess embody this spirit perfectly.

“Our new C-Suite team is an integral part of Matter’s evolving story and will support in driving industry transformation.”

Allman said: “Matter has established itself as one of the most exciting, fast-growing companies in the clean tech space.

“We have ambitious plans to accelerate delivery of our solutions across the laundry and textile spaces and beyond. There is no more exciting industry to be in right now.”

Jess Middlemiss, noted: “I feel privileged to be working alongside the Matter team to build on the wonderful foundation of technology that the entire team has worked so hard to establish to-date.

“Matter has developed technologies that work for both industry and the environment. And I’m confident that the speed of innovation shows no sign of letting up in 2024 and beyond. Cutting edge technology is a central element of any global solution to the plastics crisis and Matter will continue to strive to be at the forefront of this change.”

Posted: November 30, 2023

Source: Matter.