People: New COO at Aurora Algae
Aurora Algae has appointed of Paul Angelico as Chief Operating Officer. Angelico will oversee operations at the Company's Hayward, Calif. headquarters, as well as its demonstration facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
His responsibilities will also include leading the engineering, construction and operations of Aurora Algae
’s full-scale production facility in Maitland, Western Australia, which is scheduled to break ground in Q4 2012, while spearheading efforts to scale the facility to its maximum capacity.
Angelico will play a key role in leading the drive to commercialize the company’s algae-based platform for sustainable nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, aquaculture and renewable energy products.
"We are excited to add Paul to our growing executive team," said Greg Bafalis, CEO of Aurora Algae.
"With our Australian demonstration facility hitting production goals and a major commercial plant in the works, Paul’s extensive experience in the renewable chemicals, biofuels and food ingredients industries will prove extremely valuable as we scale to meet growing market demands for sustainable algae-based products."
Angelico previously worked for Procter & Gamble, Twin Rivers Technologies and since 2009 as a Principal at management consulting firm The Dover Group.
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