Cocona Labs, the maker of temperature-regulating 37.5 Technology, announced the appointment of Blair Kanis as president, Cocona Labs. Kanis assumes the role, having worked as general counsel and director of sustainability for Cocona Labs since 2020.

Cocona Labs will look to Kanis’ expertise in licensing and intellectual property protection as it expands into new areas and “defends one of its core patents against infringement.”

“Blair’s expertise in licensing has been critical to Cocona’s strong growth over the past several years,” said Cocona Labs CEO and Board Chairman Jeff Bowman. “She has also been a driving force in Cocona Labs’ environmental commitment, notably with the recent incorporation of an enhanced biodegradation additive that helps address the thorny issue of synthetic fiber landfill waste.”

Kanis has practiced with Kutak Rock, LLP focused on intellectual property law. She has also been involved in corporate social responsibility for over a decade, having worked on human rights impact assessments of large-scale corporate projects and advised companies on sustainability topics. In 2013, Kanis helped co-found the Colorado Poverty Law Project.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization,” said Kanis. “As the 37.5 Technology business continues to grow, I’m very enthusiastic about our expansion into newer areas like footwear and home goods. I also find it gratifying to be part of a company that is making a difference on major sustainability issues; that’s important to me and will continue to be a focal point for Cocona Labs.”