REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS) today announced that Achilles Antonio Clement has been named Director, Latin America. He will head the newly-formed Codexis do Brasil Participacoes Ltda., with responsibility for managing Codexis' expanding role in Latin America. He will report to David Anton, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Process Development and Manufacturing.
"Achilles Clement brings Codexis broad experience in building and leading fuels and chemicals businesses in Latin America," Dr. Anton said. "Brazil is the world's fastest growing market for biofuels. His appointment, and the establishment of Codexis do Brasil, are significant elements of our growth strategy in this important region. We are very pleased to welcome Achilles to our leadership team."
This announcement follows the signing last month of a joint development agreement between Codexis and Raizen Energia S.A, Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer, to develop an improved first generation ethanol process with enhanced performance economics.
Mr. Clement joins Codexis after more than 40 years in operations, sales and business development with DuPont in Latin America. He most recently served as Vice President, Global Business Development and earlier, Vice President of Sales, for DuPont's safety and environmental consulting division in Latin America. He was also active in developing new biofuels, including ethanol and butanol in the region.
Previously, Mr. Clement led sales, marketing and production for DuPont's titanium dioxide business, serving the plastics, paint and paper industries, and held senior business development management positions in the company's chemicals business. Prior to DuPont, he spent six years as a field manager in various sugar mills. He holds a degree in agronomy from the School of Agronom
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