On the move in Biofuels: UNICA's Velasco joins Amyris; Dale joins Qteros

January 10, 2011 |

In California, Joel Velasco,  Chief Representative in  North America for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), is leaving to join Amyris, Inc., as Senior Vice-President, External Relations. Leticia Phillips and Ana Carolina Lessa will now jointly oversee UNICA’s activities in Washington.

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In Massachusetts,  Christopher J. Dale, Ph.D., joins Qteros as Vice President, Research and Development (R&D).  Most recently, Dr. Dale served as Head of Microbial Technology for Basel, Switzerland-based Lonza where he led U.S. R&D efforts with a specific focus on bioprocess design, scale-up and technology transfer. Dr. Dale also served as Vice President of Technology for Cambrex Biopharma (which was ultimately acquired by Lonza), where he directed the Company’s process development team to produce new, high-value service offerings for Cambrex customers.

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