EAST WALPOLE, Mass. – Hollingsworth & Vose has promoted Mark Freeman, the company’s deputy general counsel since 2017, to the role of vice president and general counsel. A nearly 15-year veteran of H&V, Freeman takes over for Deirdre Murphy, H&V’s vice president and chief legal officer, who retired at the end of April.
“There’s no better choice for this position at H&V than Mark Freeman,” said Josh Ayer, president and CEO at H&V. “He has deep experience within H&V through the various counsel roles he has held since joining us in 2008, and his leadership will enable strategic decisions that protect and enhance the company’s long-term business prospects while also creating strategic and commercial advantage. We’re excited to have him take on this role.”
Freeman joined H&V in 2008 as the corporate & managing IP counsel. He was promoted to deputy general counsel in 2017. Prior to joining H&V, Freeman was a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart, and before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest C. Torres of the United States District Court in Rhode Island. Freeman also completed a short rotation as a special assistant district attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
He earned a BA in astronomy, with a secondary major in political science, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and he received his law degree from New York University School of Law.
As H&V’s vice president and general counsel, Freeman will be responsible for managing the legal department and serving as a trusted advisor, business partner and critical leader in the overall growth of the company.
“For the past nearly 15 years, it has been fascinating and exciting to be a part of the H&V team as the company has grown and become a global leader in the industry,” Freeman said. “I am honored to be entrusted with this new role and look forward to helping H&V continue to grow and positively impact the world.”
Freeman’s promotion to vice president and general counsel, was effective May 9, 2022.
About Hollingsworth & Vose
H&V is a global manufacturer of advanced materials used in filtration, battery and industrial applications. H&V’s advanced materials contribute to a cleaner world through their use in products that provide clean air, clean liquids and energy storage. Family-owned for seven generations, the company is headquartered in East Walpole, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Learn more at www.hollingsworth-vose.com.