Marc Verbruggen | President and Chief Executive Officer | NatureWorks LLC
Marc Verbruggen, with more than 20 years business experience, joined NatureWorks in 2008 as president and chief executive officer. NatureWorks makes plastics and fibers from plants, not oil. Marc was born in a small town close to Antwerp, Belgium, and received a PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Delft, the Netherlands. In spite of his doctorate degree, prior to 2008, Marc never worked in the aerospace industry but instead occupied various managerial functions in the European and U.S. high tech materials industry. As CEO of NatureWorks, Marc has been a board member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, Washington D.C., Industrial Section since 2009, and in this capacity testified before the U.S. Senate on how to help grow the U.S. bioplastics and green chemicals industry. He has also presented before members of the European Parliament. Marc is married, and he and his wife enjoy vacations to the Bahamas, where he tries to stay as far away as possible from the telephone.