FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. announced a vibrant new addition today to their dynamic Board of Directors. Susan Airhart of Bar Harbor, Maine, was unanimously elected by the Board to fill a vacancy and is the newest member.
Airhart is a successful biotechnology professional with 20 years of experience in the life science industry. She possesses a multitude of career accomplishments that include establishing and launching successful business plans, lab management for a bi-coastal national lab, generation of year over year revenue growth in both emerging and mature markets, out- and in-licensing technologies to build revenue and product development management. She is currently Senior Director of Strategic Opportunities and Product Management for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Prior to joining Jackson she was director of Business Development for Oncor, Inc., a molecular diagnostics and research reagents biotechnology company. Airhart joins the current Board consisting of Everett Hale, also Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Loretta Mayer, Chairman of the Board and also Chief Scientific Officer; Dr. Cheryl Dyer, also President; Roger Bollard, also Chief Financial Officer, and Dr. Timothy Vail, also Vice President of Manufacturing & Regulation.
SenesTech's first product, ContraPest(TM), will dramatically improve rice yields in Southeast Asia by reducing the rice field rat population. Over half of the worlds 6 billion people rely on rice as a primary food source and Southeast Asia produces over 84% of this resource. Today, 1/5-1/3 of the Southeast Asian rice crop is damaged by these rodents. The company's product is a unique non-toxic, environmentally sound product that can dramatically reduce the rice rat population resulting in a significant reduction in the devastation caused by this pest in just one growing season. A mere 10% increase in rice production will feed an additional 380 million people.
Airhart's addition to the Board of Directors will support SenesTech's plans to launch their products in the first quarter of 2010. She will serve as a Director along with the current Board until the next regularly scheduled annual meeting of shareholders.
About: (SenesTech, Inc.) SenesTech is a platform technology company located in Flagstaff, Arizona, on the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technology campus. SenesTech specializes in environmentally neutral population management products for companion animals and wildlife.
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