Genera Announces $340+ Million Investment in Sustainable Biomaterials Campus

The investment will expand Genera’s manufacturing, production and distribution operations of its circular, compostable packaging solutions and biomaterials VONORE, Tenn., December 6, 2023 – Sustainable molded fiber and biomaterials company Genera announced today it has broken ground on the nearly $350 million expansion of its Sustainable Biomaterials Campus, enabling increased manufacturing, production and distribution [...]


Genera Names Cory Wiedrich to Senior Vice President of People

An invaluable leadership addition during a period of growth and expansion, Wiedrich brings a strategic approach to hiring, people development and other key HR systems Vonore, Tenn., November 29, 2023 — Sustainable molded-fiber and biomaterials company Genera has named respected human resources and operations professional Cory Wiedrich to Senior Vice President of People. The news is [...]


Genera Continues Expansion with Acquisition of Zume Assets

The acquisition enables the sustainable molded fiber packaging company to add additional equipment and accelerate its expansion into key segments   Vonore, Tenn., September 12, 2023 — Genera has acquired the assets of molded fiber manufacturer and equipment supplier Zume Inc, continuing its expansion into food and consumer products, and cementing its leadership position [...]


Genera Co-Leads Team that wins $1 million NSF Engines Development Award

The planning grant will help establish a green bioeconomy in the Southeast, create jobs, and train diverse individuals across STEM disciplines [HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA] May 11, 2023 – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, along with several regional collaborators, was awarded $1 million from the US National Science Foundation's Regional Innovation Engines, or NSF Engines, program. They [...]

2023-05-11T15:00:25+00:00News, Uncategorized|

Ben Mascarello Joins Genera as Chief Executive Officer

VONORE, Tenn. — April 19, 2023 — Genera, the largest integrated manufacturer of non-wood pulp and molded fiber products in North America, announced today that it has appointed packaging industry veteran Ben Mascarello as Chief Executive Officer. Mascarello succeeds Genera’s founding CEO, Dr. Kelly Tiller, who will continue to be an integral part of [...]


Genera hires new chief commercial officer to support customer carbon footprint reduction through a transition to molded fiber packaging solutions

Experienced progressive packaging expert brings commercial leadership to the sustainable ag-based pulp and molded fiber producer VONORE, Tenn. — Jan. 25, 2023 — Genera, a manufacturer of domestically sourced and produced ag-based pulp and molded fiber products, announced today that it has hired packaging industry veteran James Davidson as its new chief commercial officer in [...]

2023-01-24T22:00:29+00:00News, Uncategorized|

Genera hires new CFO to help guide future expansion and growth

The sustainable ag-based pulp and molded fiber producer brings an expert in pulp packaging finance on board to manage development and oversee capital strategies VONORE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Genera, a manufacturer of domestically sourced and produced ag-based pulp and molded fiber products, has hired 30-year financial expert Leslie Daniel as its new CFO. In her new [...]

2022-10-20T15:22:57+00:00News, Uncategorized|

Genera earns Innov865 2022 Traction Award

Verizon awarded the Innov865 Traction Award to Kelly Tiller, President and CEO of Genera Energy. The award recognizes a Knoxville entrepreneur who has made significant progress in their industry and community. Genera recently secured a $200 million investment from Ara Partners to scale its operations and to support rural communities and decarbonize the packaging [...]

2023-04-18T02:45:02+00:00News, Uncategorized|


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