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AUSTIN, TX (JUNE 11, 2019) – 4ocean, the mission-driven company that is working to solve the world’s ocean plastic crisis, announced today it is opening a new office in Austin, Texas.
With a focus on product development and digital marketing, the Austin office plans to add at least 25 new positions in the next year as part of the Boca Raton-based company’s ongoing expansion.
4ocean conducts global ocean and coastline cleanup operations that are primarily funded by product sales, including the iconic 4ocean bracelet. With this expansion of the company’s product development capabilities, the brand plans to release products that help people reduce their consumption of single-use plastic while also creating everyday goods that are made from repurposed materials collected in 4ocean’s global cleanup operations.
In addition to product development, the company is adding a number of digital marketing and ecommerce roles in Austin, tapping into the city’s rich talent pool. All roles will be based in the company’s new offices in the Penn Field development on South Congress Avenue.
“We’re stoked to expand our operations into Austin,” said 4ocean co-founder Andrew Cooper. “Building our product development and ecommerce capabilities will provide a huge boost in our mission to clean the ocean.”
The new office will be led by 4ocean’s Chief Marketing Officer, Corey Maynard, the former Vice President of Marketing for Austin-based YETI Coolers.
“I am excited to lead the 4ocean marketing team and the new Austin office in taking on the massive challenge of the ocean plastic crisis,” said Maynard. “It’s an honor to be a part of this company—cleaning oceans and helping stop plastic pollution at its source.”
Since its founding in 2017, 4ocean has removed nearly 5 million pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. The company currently employs more than 300 people in the U.S., Indonesia and Haiti.
Christine Carter, Backbone Media
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Kim Beekman, Backbone Media
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4ocean is a global company that actively removes trash from the ocean and coastlines, helps create sustainable economies around the world, and inspires individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Global cleanup operations are funded entirely through the sale of their products, where every item purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. By creating jobs, utilizing the latest technology, and raising awareness about the impact of plastic and trash in the ocean, the company is building the first economy for ocean plastic and creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for the ocean. For more information, please visit 4ocean.com, follow @4ocean on Instagram, and join 4ocean on Facebook.