Firm looking to combat pollution strengthens leadership team

Bristol-based Matter, a company specialising in microplastic filtration technology, has appointed a new chief commercial officer and chief technology officer to its leadership team.

Martin Allman and Jess Middlemiss have been appointed chief commercial officer and chief technology officer.

Matter’s mission is to combat microplastic pollution originating from various sources, including textiles and laundry.

Martin Allman will lead the efforts to scale up Matter’s technology on an international scale.

With nearly two decades of experience in the green energy sector, Allman brings valuable insights to the team.

Meanwhile, Jess Middlemiss, a former Dyson professional will focus on driving innovation in microfibre capture and recycling.

Adam Root, chief executive 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 the delivery of our solutions across the laundry and textile spaces and beyond. There is no more exciting industry to be in right now.”

 Middlemiss said: “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.”


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