Numat Announces Appointment of Chip Leen as Executive Vice President, Industrials and General Counsel


Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 2023 – Numat Technologies, Inc. (“Numat”), a global leader in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), announces the appointment of Chip Leen as Executive Vice President, Industrials and General Counsel.

“We are delighted to have Chip join our leadership team,” said Ben Hernandez, Numat’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “He has a proven track record of building and scaling world-class organizations, and his expertise will be a driving factor in Numat’s ongoing success. As a Navy veteran, Chip is also deeply committed to Numat’s product vision to deploy advanced chemistries to protect human health and the environment, which includes the warfighter in the most extreme environments.”

Chip brings to Numat over 20 years of leadership experience in building and transforming global organizations. Most recently, he served as Managing Director, Integration and Strategy and Managing Attorney for CMC Materials, Inc., a publicly-traded, multinational specialty materials company that was acquired by Entegris, Inc. Before that, Chip held various senior business and advisory roles at Aon plc and was an attorney with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Prior to corporate life, Chip served as an officer in the United States Navy, including as the Lead Navigator of the USS Duluth (LPD-6). Chip received a B.A. from Marquette University and a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

About Numat

Numat is a global leader in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Numat’s solutions change the way industries around the world capture and separate hazardous chemicals, reducing the negative impact of chemical products and processes on human health and the environment. At the forefront of MOF research, development and production for over a decade, Numat is the first company to commercialize MOFs successfully. Numat integrates MOFs into existing products and processes, merging chemistry innovation with manufacturing at industrial scale. For more information, visit

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