Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Yoke Chung leads world-class engineers, scientists, environmentalists, and designers delivering new materials science technologies. As a first step, he’s worked in close partnership with our customers at some of the most well-known brands to innovate new, plant-based materials that perform like plastic while keeping harmful chemicals out of the food chain. His team does this through materials science, technical and manufacturing innovation. Yoke not only oversees all technology development at Footprint, but is also responsible for the design and development of the advanced automated processes in Footprint’s factories worldwide.
Yoke served in many roles during a 14-year tenure at Intel where he developed Intel’s first environmentally friendly Pb-free electronic package, and where he also met his Footprint co-founder Troy Swope. He later went on to join Troy as the VP of technology, manufacturing, and materials at Unisource Global Solutions where he led material engineering, product development, quality engineering and technology development center teams, before the duo founded Footprint together in 2014. Yoke holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.