December 2/Drug Week -- Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company using algal biotechnology, welcomes Michael S. Golembieski to the management team as senior vice president and general manager of Nutritionals. Golembieski will be responsible for growing Solazyme's global food and feed ingredient business for renewable oils, purified microalgae and microalgae extracts.
"Mike brings decades of strategy and business development experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemicals markets. His prior involvement with such household names as SPLENDA Sucralose demonstrates that he will undoubtedly be an asset to our team as we build our renewable food products business," said Jonathan Wolfson, chief executive officer of Solazyme.
Golembieski is a recognized growth and development expert in the biotechnology and renewable food industries, most recently leading strategy and business development for the SPLENDA Sucralose ingredient business of Tate & Lyle. He has spent more than 30 years in finance, business and strategy development; successfully initiating and managing acquisitions ranging from $10 to $100 million in total revenue. He brings additional knowledge and skill in intellectual property portfolio management, market development, and manufacturing platform optimization.
"Solazyme is leading the advancement of biofuels, and the company has a vision to harness the power of algae for fuel, food and life. We are making a substantial impact not only in energy and fuel, but also in human and animal nutrition. I look forward to leading this team as we transform the dynamics of nourishing, sustainable and natural food products," said Golembieski.
From the December 7, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition