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Cameron Byers as SVP: fuels and chemicals Solazyme 25

Solazyme, Inc., the leading industrial biotechnology company producing renewable oil and bioproducts from microalgae, has expanded its executive management team with the addition of Cameron Byers as Senior Vice President and General Manager of fuels and chemicals. Mr. Byers brings over 25 years of experience in commercializing and operating profitable businesses within BP. Most recently, Mr. Byers served as CEO of BP North America Gas and Power, a division of BP plc.

?Cameron further strengthens our commercialization team, and I am pleased to have him leading our rapid expansion efforts in fuels and chemicals.?


?Cameron?s vast experience in the energy industry, specializing in building and operating downstream businesses, will be instrumental in Solazyme?s commercialization of fuels and chemicals,? said Solazyme CEO Jonathan Wolfson. ?Cameron further strengthens our commercialization team, and I am pleased to have him leading our rapid expansion efforts in fuels and chemicals.?

While at BP, Mr. Byers was instrumental in building the number-one natural gas marketing business in North America through organic growth, partnership development, and acquisitions. In Europe, he served as managing director of BP?s commercial oil refining and trading group. His tenure also includes executive positions at a number of oil refineries, with responsibility for increasing profitability, integrating oil and chemicals processes, and creating new products and markets.

?Solazyme?s revolutionary ability to tailor specific oil compositions at scale for the vast oil and chemicals markets represents a tremendous new opportunity,? said Byers. ?I am excited to couple my experience of building businesses in new markets with Solazyme?s superior technology platform to expedite commercialization of the emerging renewable oil industry.?
Mon October 18 2010 04:31:37 AM by Blake solazyme  |  Cameron Byers  |  SVP 1085 views
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