Navigation Links
Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Two New Executive Appointments
Date:12/11/2009

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announces 2 new additions to its executive management team. Mr. Chris Hildreth joined MBI as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, and is responsible for expanding all commercial aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, and business development functions. Dr. Kin Sing (Ray) Lam joined MBI as Vice President of Process Development, and leads the company's development efforts in scaling its broad pipeline of products to commercial manufacturing scale.

Chris Hildreth has extensive experience in the agricultural chemical industry, providing successful general management of sales organizations driven by profitable growth. Prior to arriving at MBI, he was Sr. Vice President and Director of Sales at AMVAC Corporation from 2003 to mid-2009. Before that, Hildreth held various sales and general management positions with United Agri Products, Inc., including Executive Vice President International, President and General Manager Distribution, President Products Company, United Agri Products Inc. and General Manager, UAP Canada.

"Chris is a highly accomplished and well-respected business manager and his extensive industry sales experience and complementary management style will be invaluable as he drives commercial growth at MBI," said Pam Marrone, Founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations.

"I am very happy to be a part of the Marrone team," said Chris Hildreth. "Marrone Bio Innovations already has two efficacious products being sold commercially and an incredibly exciting pipeline. Natural products usage is increasing rapidly in both organic and standard crop production, as the efficacy of new products equals that of chemical products. The growth of natural product usage and Marrone Bio Innovations will be exceptional."

Dr. Ray Lam comes to MBI as an experienced and successful leader of multi-disciplinary teams of scientists in natural product discovery and development. He has a proven track record of advancing projects through developmental stages to industrial production. Prior to joining MBI, Ray was Vice President, Microbiology and Industrial Fermentation at Nereus Pharmaceuticals in San Diego, CA where he designed and developed the Marine Microbial Drug Discovery program. Before that, he was a Senior Principal Scientist in the Natural Products Department at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in Connecticut.

"We are pleased to attract such a distinguished scientist and leader as Ray to lead our process development efforts," states Marrone. "With his extensive natural products experience, he will contribute scientifically to all of the company's R&D efforts from discovery through to commercial scale up."

Dr. Lam received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and his M.A. and B.A. in Chemistry from the State University College of New York, Plattsburgh, New York. He is a long-standing member of several professional associations including the American Chemical Society, the American Society for Microbiology and the Society for Industrial Microbiology.

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) discovers, develops and markets effective and environmentally responsible products that fill unmet needs for weed, disease and pest management. MBI's effective and safe products come from a combination of in-licensed technology and its own discovery. The company's own R&D finds naturally occurring microorganisms from unique habitats and develops them into pest management products. MBI has an impressive pipeline of new products, including two insecticides, two herbicides and Zequanox(TM), a product for controlling invasive zebra and quagga mussels in fresh waterways. MBI currently markets Regalia® for control of fungal and bacterial diseases of both food and ornamental crops, and GreenMatch® Burndown Herbicide for weed control in organic crop production.

SOURCE Marrone Bio Innovations


'/>"/>
SOURCE Marrone Bio Innovations
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Marrone Bio Innovations Named an IC20 Company
2. Elekta To Showcase Innovations in Radiotherapy and Unveil New Product That Expands Cancer Treatment Availability
3. Atrium Innovations Announces Management Changes
4. Small Bone Innovations Introduces the Artelon(R) STT Spacer to Increase Treatment Options for Thumb Arthritis
5. Small Bone Innovations Introduces New Distal Radius Plating System to Repair Complex Fractures
6. Inverness Medical Innovations Agrees to Acquire Panbio Ltd.
7. Atrium Innovations to Hold 2007 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast on November 8
8. Inverness Medical Innovations Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
9. Inverness Medical Innovations Agrees to Acquire ParadigmHealth
10. Inverness Medical Innovations Acquires ParadigmHealth
11. Inverness Medical Innovations to Participate at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 8, 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Houston Methodist Willowbrook ... Cy-Fair Sports Association to serve as their official ... Houston Methodist Willowbrook will provide sponsorship support, athletic ... with association coaches, volunteers, athletes and families. ... Cy-Fair Sports Association and to bring Houston Methodist ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition ... harness living systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams ... New York City . The ... projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong ... senior curator of architecture and design, and Suzanne ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking software company, today announced that Dr. Hays ... DNA as a Field Application Specialist. , “I am thrilled that Dr. Young ... DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as a scientific integrator, Hays brings a wealth ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated to identifying, ... community, has closed its Series A funding round, according ... "We have received a commitment from Forentis Fund ... to meet our current goals," stated Matthew Nunez ... to complete validation on the current projects in our ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/21/2016)... Columbia , June 21, 2016 ... to the new role of principal product architect ... named the director of customer development. Both will ... chief technical officer. The moves reflect NuData,s strategic ... in response to high customer demand and customer ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... TURKU, Finland , June 9, 2016 ... French National Police deploy Teleste,s video security solution to ensure ... France during the major tournament ... and data communications systems and services, announced today that its ... Police Prefecture to back up public safety across ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016 Perimeter Surveillance & ... Systems, Physical Infrastructure, Support & Other Service  ... offers comprehensive analysis of the global Border ... generate revenues of $17.98 billion in 2016. ... a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):