Gevo hires two strategic members its executive team

Gevo hires two strategic members to its executive team

10:17 AM, 28th June 2011
Gevo hires two strategic members to its executive team
Patrick Gruber, CEO, Gevo.


ENGLEWOOD, US: Gevo Inc has expanded its executive team with two key strategic hires. The company has brought on board cellulosic expert Robert Wooley, PhD, as Vice President of Process Development and Brant DeMuth, CFA, MBA, as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.

“Now that our first two ethanol plant retrofits are in development and we continue to make progress on our proprietary cellulosic isobutanol producing yeast, it is time to increase our focus on cellulosic biomass feedstocks. With a 20-year track record in cellulosics, Bob has the expertise to lead this effort,” said Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo.

A former portfolio manager in the energy and industrial sector, DeMuth will draw on 20 years of knowledge and experience to sort out the many opportunities in front of Gevo. Previously he was a portfolio manager at Mazama Capital Management Inc focused on the energy, alternative energy and industrial sectors. “We have many opportunities to enhance the value of our core business through improvements to net carbohydrate cost and to expand our business in geographies outside the US and across the hydrocarbon value chain,” continued Dr Gruber.

Robert Wooley will be responsible for implementing engineering solutions for Gevo’s cellulosic isobutanol technology. Dr Wooley was previously director of engineering for Abengoa Bioenergy’s New Technology group.

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