TreeZero Appoints Dan Hendrix as Board Chairman
Former Interface CEO brings sustainability expertise to tree-free paper company
ATLANTA, November 15, 2017 – Daniel T. (Dan) Hendrix has been named chairman of the board for TreeZero, an Atlanta-based company pioneering in the marketing, sales and distribution of 100 percent tree free paper. The chairman and former CEO of Interface, a $1 billion global manufacturer of modular carpet, Dan is recognized for leading the publicly traded company to record earnings while pursuing robust sustainability goals.
“Dan brings a unique skill set that will help us as we grow and expand both our geographic reach and the product mix of TreeZero,” said Mike Nilan, co-founder and CEO of TreeZero. “His experience as a public company CEO is invaluable, as is his deep understanding of the marketplace for sustainable products.”
Named youngest CFO at a Fortune 500 company in 1989, Dan was at the helm during the company’s global expansion, and worked alongside Interface Founder Ray Anderson when he put the company on an ambitious path to zero environmental footprint. He was named Interface president and CEO in 2001, was honored as CEO of the Year by Ethical Corporation, Responsible Business Awards 2016. He retired as CEO in 2017 and remains the company’s chairman.
“Sustainability can be a huge catalyst for innovation, and that’s certainly true for TreeZero, which has created an alternative to paper products sourced from trees by tapping into an agricultural waste stream,” said Hendrix. “The team at TreeZero is poised to grow the company and its economic and environmental impact, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of the journey.”
TreeZero’s chairman is elected by the board of directors following a nomination from the company’s executive committee. Former chairman of the board, Ed Kennedy, will continue his advisory role with the company as co-founder and director.
TreeZero is rethinking what paper is made from, with a high-performance product that is harvested from sugar cane waste, a rapidly renewable resource. TreeZero is part of the clean tech economy, offering businesses and consumers a transformative product that is the only 100 percent tree free, carbon neutral paper. TreeZero paper is completely recyclable within existing recycling systems, and according to Ricoh test results, the quality of TreeZero paper surpasses other recycled paper brands. TreeZero paper is available for purchase at office supply distributors such as Artlite, Essendant, Office Depot/Office Max®, Ricoh Canada, Staples®, Veritiv™ and W.B. Mason. It can also be found online at Amazon and Walmart as well as in-store at FedEx® Office locations nationwide.
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