Green Dot CEO is one of "50 Kansans You Should Know"

Agribusiness published Mon, 2015-06-22 10:36

Mark Remmert, CEO Green Dot,  Cottonwood Falls, is named as one of "50 Kansans You Should Know" in the June 2015 issue of Ingram's magazine:

"A company called Green Dot is putting Cottonwood Falls on the innovation map, thanks to the work of CEO Mark Remmert, a 30-year veteran with the Dow Chemical Co.

Green Dot is expanding the frontiers of bioplastics, with a goal of seizing from the hydrocarbon chain the promise of a cleaner future. “I believe the next century will be powered by tremendous growth in biologically derived materials—food, fuel, materials, and pharma,” says Remmert. “After all, if you cannot grow it, then it is not sustainable. I thought there was no better place to locate a company seeking to develop bio-based alter-natives to petroleum-based chemicals than in my home state of Kansas.”

He grew up in Olathe, and his family’s occasional trips through the Flint Hills would, eventually, pay dividends for Cottonwood Falls and Chase County. “We have been able to find exceptionally talented people in the rural communities,” Remmert says, and he also credits the Kansas Bioscience Authority with being instrumental in Green Dot’s success"

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