Sandra MartinezEAST WALPOLE, Mass. – Hollingsworth & Vose is proud to announce that Sandra Martinez will be the company’s new Vice President & Chief People Officer on April 18. Martinez brings a strong blend of human resource experience from her extensive 20-year career.

“At H&V, our people are our most important resource, and Sandra was the ideal person to lead this essential facet of our organization,” said Josh Ayer, CEO of H&V. “We selected Sandra due to her business acumen and experience working with a global workforce in key markets such as the Americas, APAC and Europe.”

Martinez’s title of chief people officer represents an evolution beyond the traditional responsibilities of human resources. She will join H&V’s senior leadership team and have a strong voice in developing and implementing initiatives driving engagement, organizational capability and DEI as part of the company’s overall sustainability efforts.

Prior to joining H&V, Martinez served as the head of human resources for the industrial segment of Barnes Group, a global industrial and aerospace manufacturing company. She has a keen understanding of the manufacturing industry, as she has worked in this sector since 2015. Before her shift to manufacturing, Martinez served as  vice president of human resources and compensation and benefits at Univision, the world’s leading Spanish-language media company. She also spent a significant portion of her career at General Electric, where she served for many years in both Europe and the United States.

Within her roles, Martinez has extensively worked across DEI, organizational development, talent management and HR operations. She spearheaded multiple employee engagement campaigns and has addressed employee concerns through innovative solutions. Martinez also served as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Manufacturers Alliance.

“I’m excited to join the team at H&V, and I look forward to supporting its mission of creating a cleaner world,” Martinez said. “H&V has a proud history, and I am pleased to be a part of that legacy.”

Martinez has a CEMS master’s degree in international business administration from the Université catholique de Louvain as well as a BBA/MBA from Esade. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut, with her husband and the youngest of their blended family of five kids. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Vermont, as well as traveling to her hometown, Barcelona, to spend time with her extended family and friends.

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