San Diego, California — November 13, 2019 — NOBLE Environmental Technologies, a leading provider of circular economy solutions for global enterprises, and the manufacturer of the ECOR brand of sustainable materials, announced today that its Board of Directors has named Ken Hollen as its new President.
Robert Noble, Chairman and Founder of NOBLE, commented, “After a rigorous selection process, the Board is delighted to welcome Ken as the company’s next President. Ken is an exceptional leader and a proven executive with a track record of building diverse leadership teams while delivering high quality performance in complex multi-unit organizations. He has an impressive history leading transformational change in multiple industries. He is noted for his leadership in b2b and digital businesses and has worked in multiple international environments. The Board welcomes Ken to the role and looks forward to partnering with him to build the ECOR brand, portfolio of materials and circular solutions, into a leading company.”
Ken Hollen has over 25 years of experience as a CEO, board member, company founder and entrepreneur, executive, general management consultant and strategic advisor. He has founded companies and served clients in the construction tech, housing, sustainable materials, algae technology, advanced food and aquaculture production, software, internet services and financial services industries. Since 2014, he has served as CEO of the HumanKind Group (formally BirchStreet Partners). HumanKind incubates, develops, and manages companies that have the potential to improve the quality of life, the condition of our planet, and generate attractive financial returns. Hollen has co- founded a construction technology company that has developed patent pending building systems that enable the rapid and scalable construction of residential buildings and homes; co-founded a software and services company that served 400 insurance/financial services companies and 60,000 insurance brokers; and served as a strategic advisor and business incubator at a large sovereign wealth fund in the areas of algae technology and advanced aquaculture production. Earlier in his career, Hollen held a variety of management positions at Compression Labs and IBM.
“Noble CEO, Jay Potter said “Resource scarcity, the worldwide recycling crisis, and increasing consumer demand has accelerated the search for affordable, non-toxic, sustainable products. Noble is positioned to take the leadership role with innovative composite materials for construction, furniture, flooring and a seemingly endless variety of products. Branded as ‘the ultimate design material,’ Noble’s ECOR technology is fully sustainable, recyclable, upcylable and circular. Noble has potential to create the next generation global materials ecosystem (similar to the impact of paper or plastic).
“It is a great pleasure to join the Noble team” said Hollen. . “The transformation of our global materials resource system from single use, environmentally destructive products to products that are produced with a minimal environmental footprint is one of the most important issues of our time. I look forward to working with the team to develop great products that will benefit our customers, contribute importantly to this transformation, and provide attractive financial outcomes for our investors”
Ken has received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Finance.