J. Landis Martin
Lanny Martin founded Platte River Equity in 2006 after serving as CEO of publicly-held industrial, chemical and metals companies for nearly 20 years.
Mr. Martin was Chairman and CEO of Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET)(formerly NYSE: TIE). Under Mr. Martin’s leadership, TIMET’s equity value increased from $20 million to more than $3.5 billion. In addition, Mr. Martin was CEO and President of NL Industries, Inc., a specialty chemical producer that also owned Baroid Corporation, a diversified oilfield service business with revenue in excess of $1 billion. Prior to NL Industries, Inc., Mr. Martin was a partner with the national law firm of Kirkland & Ellis.
Mr. Martin is a founding director and Chairman of the Board of Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE: CCI), the largest owner and operator of wireless communication sites in the U.S. He is also the lead director of Apartment Investment Management Company (NYSE: AIV) and Intrepid Potash (NYSE: IPI).
Mr. Martin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Northwestern University and Chairman of the Board of the Denver Art Museum.
Mr. Martin holds a J.D. degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Army and was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, which is situated on the north bank of the Platte River. He and his wife have three children and eight grandchildren.