BOSTON, Jul 19, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Converted Organics Inc. (Nasdaq:COIN) today announced that it has named Marshall Sterman to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sterman is the Company's fifth director and fourth independent director.
Mr. Sterman joins Converted Organics' Board of Directors after working with the Company as a consultant since November of 2009. His term as a Director will expire at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, at which time he shall stand for election as a Director.
Mr. Sterman has advised numerous companies on M&A-related issues and other capital markets matters during his fifty-year career in investment banking and consulting. In addition, Mr. Sterman has extensive experience managing and helping develop and execute the growth strategies for public companies. He is the founder of The Mayflower Group, Ltd., a consulting firm that has served as an active principal to many start-up companies, and was recently honored by the Sino-American Pharmaceuticals Professional Association for his presentations on entrepreneurialism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Sterman holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and an MBA from Harvard University.
"Mr. Sterman brings a great deal of expertise to our Board of Directors at an important time in Converted Organics' development," said Edward J. Gildea, President of Converted Organics. "In his role as a consultant, Mr. Sterman has provided invaluable counsel to our management team and we believe that his appointment complements our highly skilled and diversified Board. Our recently announced agreement to acquire TerraSphere Systems has us excited about what the future holds for the Company, and we look forward to Mr. Sterman's continuing contributions to our growth in his new role as director."
About Converted Organics:
Converted Organics (Nasdaq:COIN) (www.convertedorganics.com) is dedicated to producing high-quality, all-natural, organic soil amendment and fertilizer products through food waste recycling. The Company uses its proprietary High Temperature Liquid Composting (HTLC) system, a proven, state-of-the-art microbial digestion technology, to process various biodegradable food wastes into dry pellet and liquid concentrate organic fertilizers that help grow healthier food and improve environmental quality. Converted Organics sells and distributes its environmentally-friendly fertilizer products in the retail, professional turf management, and agribusiness markets.
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