New hire aims to strengthen relationships with state lawmakers, executive branch officials to advance HSC’s public policy priorities
HEMLOCK, Mich. ― Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC), the country’s largest manufacturer of hyper-pure polysilicon used in solar panels and semiconductors, has named Jason Griffin as its State Government Affairs and Policy Director.
Griffin has worked in and around state politics for the past 16 years and comes to HSC from his position as Regional Manager, Government and Public Affairs for LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building materials industry with operations in 70 countries. An expert in energy policy, climate change and sustainability in the manufacturing sector, Griffin also served on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Energy Intensive Advisory Workgroup to the Council on Climate Solutions and supported LafargeHolcim’s participation in New York’s Energy Intensive Trade Exposed Workgroup to their Climate Advisory Council.
In his new role at HSC, Griffin will develop strategies to advance the company’s public policy priorities and lead Hemlock’s interactions with state lawmakers, executive branch departments and agencies, and other key stakeholders in policy areas that include climate change solutions, manufacturing and energy policy, all of which play a significant role in Hemlock’s future as a raw material supplier to the semiconductor and solar industries. He also will track and analyze legislative and regulatory policy developments, providing intelligence and insights to the HSC executive team and board of directors.
“I’m honored and delighted to join the HSC team,” Griffin said. “I look forward to guiding our engagement with state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with the governor’s team, and with other key stakeholders to ensure that HSC’s voice is heard in the halls of state government.”
Prior to his work at LafargeHolcim, Griffin served as Legislative Director and Director of Campaign Strategy for former state Rep. and Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas, and as campaign manager and Director of Constituent Services for former State Sen. Tony Stamas, both of whom represented the Great Lakes Bay Region in the Michigan Legislature.
“We’re thrilled to bring Jason on board to manage state relations for HSC,” said Brooke Beebe, HSC Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement. “His background in state politics and his deep knowledge in developing innovative solutions around climate change and sustainability in the energy-intensive manufacturing space will make him a tremendous asset to the Hemlock team.”
“It’s an exciting time to join the global leader in producing hyper-pure polysilicon for the semiconductor and solar energy industries,” Griffin said. “HSC’s commitment to sustainability, operational excellence and community engagement is impressive. I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the table to help the company achieve its goals.”
Born and raised in northern Michigan, Griffin lives in the Traverse City area with his wife, Amanda, and their two beloved canines, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair. He attended Michigan State University’s James Madison College, where he studied international relations with concentrations in criminal justice and East Asian studies. Griffin is deeply engaged in his community, serving as president of the Andrew J. Griffin Foundation, which fully funds tuition opportunities at the Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College. He also served on the planning committees of both the Children’s Trust Fund Signature Event and Habitat for Humanity. Griffin is the grandson of the late U.S. Senator Robert Griffin, who represented Michigan in Washington D.C. from 1966 to 1979 and also served as a Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
A headshot of Jason Griffin is available here.
About Hemlock Semiconductor
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a leading provider of hyper-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and modules. At HSC, we’re passionate about silicon-based technology and its unique potential to connect and energize the world we share. HSC’s polysilicon enables customers to produce high-tech electronics and solar energy, and our efficient manufacturing process delivers products with an ultra-low-carbon footprint. HSC began operations in 1961.
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