LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Microbia Precision Engineering, Inc. (Microbia) announced today that Charles Wesley Walton has joined the company as Director of North American Sales. In this newly created position, Mr. Walton will be responsible for developing and maintaining business accounts and building customer relationships across North America.
"Chuck Walton is a highly experienced veteran of the food and nutritional supplement industries with an exceptional 25-year sales and marketing record that epitomizes Microbia's hallmark traits: Passion, innovation, and the drive to excel," said Richard Bailey, Ph.D., CEO of Microbia. "We are delighted to have Chuck join our ranks, and we look forward to his contributions as we take full advantage of the company's scientific leadership to shape the future of Microbia and bring important new bio-based products to market."
"This is an exciting time to join Microbia as momentum builds for the company," said Mr. Walton. "With its unique approach to metabolic pathway engineering, Microbia has made impressive progress over the past several years in building a company that is well-positioned to capitalize on the tremendous promises of industrial biotechnology. The Microbia team has done an outstanding job of ensuring that the company is ready to build on its technology and business opportunities, and I look forward to accelerating that momentum as we focus on commercializing the company's initial carotenoid products and expanding pipeline of bioproducts and materials."
Chuck Walton's experience in senior-level sales and marketing, product
development, and strategic planning positions with food and nutritional
supplements companies spans more than 20 years. Before joining Microbia,
Mr. Walton was Executive Vice President and a co-founder of Attitude Drink
Company, for which he created the IQZOL and Vis Viva brands and managed
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