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After 35 years, Chris Martin IV steps down as CEO of C.F. Martin.

Chris Martin IV steps into new position of Executive Chairman and the company appoints Thomas Ripsam as CEO.

C.F. Martin & Co. announced today that Thomas Ripsam has been appointed the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Effective June 14, 2021, Mr. Ripsam succeeds longtime Chairman and CEO, Christian Frederick Martin IV, who assumes the role of Executive Chairman.

An experienced growth strategist and leader, Mr. Ripsam has a deep passion for companies with a strong heritage and legacy. He is a trusted advisor and business partner, having guided numerous boards of directors and leadership teams to shape strategies and deliver results. His expertise in strategy development, digital/technology deployment, and continuous improvement will ensure the continued growth of the 188-year-old company.
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