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KnipBio appoints Russ Heissner as senior VP

August 17, 2018
By KnipBio Inc.

Aug. 17, 2018 - KnipBio Inc., a biotechnology company developing premium sustainable aquafeed ingredients, announced today that Russ Heissner has joined the company’s management team as senior vice-president of business development and operations.

Russ has a distinguished career in commercializing industrial fermentation technologies and products. In 2004, he joined a small industrial biotechnology company which by 2008 became Verenium Corporation, where he played a key role in the development and commercialization of the company’s cellulosic ethanol transportation fuel technology. After Verenium was acquired by BP North America in 2013 he continued as the company’s cellulosics technology platform manager and technology licensing manager.

Larry Feinberg, CEO of KnipBio, stated, “Russ Heissner has spent his career in the industrial fermentation field and is a great addition to KnipBio’s management team. He will be responsible for managing the relationship with our production partner as well as overseeing supply agreements with feed and aquaculture companies. As we move towards commercial scale production and distribution, his industry experience and leadership skills will help guide us towards success.”

Russ Heissner stated, “I am joining the KnipBio team at a extremely exciting time. With our recent production scale-up successes we are entering a new phase of our commercialization plan that focuses on strategic partnerships. I look forward to working with world-class aquaculture companies over the coming years to make KnipBio a success.”


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