In New Jersey, Modern Meadow, the biofabrication company that makes bioleather materials using collagen, is adding former Shinola executive Bridget Russo as Chief Marketing Officer and former Michael Kors executive Anna Bakst to its Board of Directors. The news comes on the heels of the debut of Zoa, the bioleather materials brand that Modern Meadow introduced in October at the Museum of Modern Art.
The new additions to Modern Meadow’s executive and advisory teams will help guide the company’s transition from R&D to commercial production. Modern Meadow added 40 new staff in 2017, bringing the head count to 72 full time employees. To accommodate continued growth, Modern Meadow also relocated company headquarters to the former Roche headquarters in Nutley, New Jersey and established a design and applied research studio at New Lab in Brooklyn.