Kevin F. McLaughlin appointed Chief Financial Officer and Ralph M. Lerner named Senior Vice President of Commercial Development
Marlborough, Mass. (Vocus) October 23, 2009 -- Massachusetts-based biofuels company Qteros, whose breakthrough Q Microbe™ technology turns biomass into cellulosic ethanol, has welcomed Kevin F. McLaughlin and Ralph M. Lerner to the Qteros leadership team.
Mr. McLaughlin brings 30 years of financial and operating management experience from the high tech, biotech, and education industries.
Mr. Lerner has over 20 years of industry experience in general management, business development, and strategy development and implementation in the global petrochemical and energy industry, with companies including BP and Amoco. Mr. Lerner brings to the company a global perspective, having spent six years in Asia; an in-depth understanding of global commodities markets, and extensive experience in developing innovative commercial arrangements.
"Kevin and Ralph arrive at Qteros at a critical time, and we're confident that their backgrounds and skills will help guide our company through our next stages of development and growth," said Qteros president and CEO Dr. William Frey. "As key members of our dynamic leadership team, they will help us build Qteros into an exceptional commercial success."
Mr. McLaughlin most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Aptius Education, Inc., a company he helped cofound, which is focused on the acquisition of companies in the areas of career education, vocational and technical training and licensing, and certification
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