David Saltman is a successful executive and cleantech entrepreneur. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of INCA Renewable Technologies, a company focused on the utilization of Canadian hemp in the production of natural fiber composites for the automotive, marine, wind energy, and consumer products industries.
Formerly he was CEO of Malama Composites, manufacturers of the first rigid urethane foams made from bio-based resources. This material was used in everything from boats to wind turbine blades, buildings to Hollywood movie sets. Malama received the “Most Innovative Green Product” award from the Society of Plastics Engineers.
Before this Saltman served as CMO of Flexform Technologies, the first natural fiber composites company in North America. To this day Flexform’s materials enable engineers at Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, and Tesla to produce automotive interiors that are stronger, lighter, and far more easily recycled than glass reinforced plastics.
Saltman is the recipient of the “Excellence in Innovation” award from the American Composites Manufacturing Association. He served on the Presidential Task Force that developed green procurement guidelines for the US government. He was a founder of CleanTECH San Diego, and served as Executive Director of the Surfrider Foundation.