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Calysta Energy names SVP, business development

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Menlo Park, Ca., USA — Calysta Energy, a provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic use, announced that William Rothwell has been named to the new position of SVP, business development.[break]


Dr. Rothwell has a distinguished career spending more than 30 years in the oil and biobased chemicals industries. Dr. Rothwell joins Calysta from Codexis, where he was Vice President and General Manager, Biobased Chemicals, with responsibility for leveraging the Codexis’ directed evolution platform in the field of renewable biobased chemicals. He joined Codexis in 2010 after 29 years at Royal Dutch Shell plc, focusing on leadership and strategic development of Shell’s global chemical business. He represented Shell as a member of the Codexis Board of Directors from 2007 - November 13, 2012, Menlo Park, Ca., USA — Calysta Energy, a provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic use, announced that William Rothwell has been named to the new position of SVP, business development.

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Dr. Rothwell has a distinguished career spending more than 30 years in the oil and biobased chemicals industries. Dr. Rothwell joins Calysta from Codexis, where he was Vice President and General Manager, Biobased Chemicals, with responsibility for leveraging the Codexis’ directed evolution platform in the field of renewable biobased chemicals. He joined Codexis in 2010 after 29 years at Royal Dutch Shell plc, focusing on leadership and strategic development of Shell’s global chemical business. He represented Shell as a member of the Codexis Board of Directors from 2007-09. He retired from Shell in 2009.

At Shell, Dr. Rothwell served from 2007-2009 as Vice President of Innovation and Chemicals Technology, Shell Global Solutions. He led team in five global technology centers in the US, Europe and Asia, and sat on both the Shell Global Solutions and Shell Chemical Leadership Teams.

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