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Foreseeing that the demand for biodegradable products in North America would expand rapidly by the end of the decade, Scheer created the Biodegradable Products Institute BPIand this non-profit organization has quickly become the largest biodegradable association in the world, with more than 40 members, including BASF, DuPont, Georgia Pacific, NatureWorks, Dow and Eastman.
Prior to his involvement in the biodegradable industry, Scheer was a merchant banker in Europe. Garden leads financial management and reporting for Cereplast as well as business strategy and execution.
Kelly led technical efforts to develop fiber forming polylactide material with a unique property set for Chronopol. Kelly also established process parameters for numerous grades of polylactic acid polymers.
Kelly planned and directed activities leading to product commercialization for over 50 new polymer systems and products to meet customer needs.
Kelly innovated and enhanced processing parameters for polylactic acid resin with revised material reformulations, which improved processing via fiber forming, injection molding, blow molding, film extrusion, and foam processing.
Kelly qualified and produced both amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers for many diverse customer applications. He has originated 20 patent applications with six issued, participated in numerous technical trials and presented papers worldwide. Hoop was also a co-founder of a sales and distribution company based in Vietnam that markets industrial, construction and consumer goods throughout Indochina.
This included negotiating representation agreements with Global Fortune companies, regional manufacturers and commodities suppliers as well as developing and controlling integrates sales, marketing and distribution programs.
Bagrodia leads Research and Development functions on blends and chemistry at Cereplast, including Intellectual Capital Management. Prior to joining Cereplast, Dr. Bagrodia was Senior Research Associate at Eastman Chemical Company where he was responsible for developing new products, processes, and applications.
Bagrodia received over 50 US patents. Most recently Muchin was Vice President of Scapa Medical, a global manufacturer of specialty thermoplastic films and adhesive coated products.
Muchin was directly involved in key account management, and directly guided the efforts of a global sales and marketing team. Bash has consulted for various clients in industry and government, including work he did with National Renewable Energy Lab to help develop a process to depolymerize nylon from waste carpet using a counter rotating, non-intermeshing twin screw extruder.
Bash has worked in bioplastics processing since Bash has authored chapters in reference books used in the polymer industry, and has presented papers at national conferences on various topics related to polymer processing.
McMurray background also includes advising the Directors of the U. S Information Services offices in Bogota, Colombia and Jakarta, Indonesia on government procedures pertaining to administrative and management matters.
Vincent was recently named vice chairman and advisor to the chairman and previously served as the vice chairman and chief operating officer at Groupe Danone.Cereplast recently announced plans for a new facility in in Seymour, Indiana that will add million pounds a year to its bioplastic resin production capacity when the site is fully developed by early With the new facility, Cereplast will make the leap from .
Hexcel announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Monday, May 7th , which authorizes the company to repurchase $,, in shares, according to EventVestor.
While Cereplast has hit a snag in its business, the bioplastics market is going strong. Market research firm Reportlinker predicts demand for bio-based resins will grow approximately 19% per year, reaching a total of , metric tons by metin2sell.comuction to Exl-Plan Range.
Exl-Plan is a range of powerful, easy-to-use template packages for preparing comprehensive financial projections for a business plan, budgets etc. for one, two, three, five or seven years ahead. Prior to joining Cereplast, Hoop was a Director at UBS Investment Bank, responsible for the strategic sourcing and contract negotiations of $ million of data center, energy and telecommunications spending for the bank in Europe, Asia and North America.
US bioplastics maker Cereplast plans to launch a line of bioplastic resins based on all-natural algae by the end of “Algae-based resins represent an outstanding opportunity for companies across the plastic supply chain,” Cereplast founder, Chairman and CEO Frederic Scheer said in a news release.